50 marginal constituencies
1 general election
Plymouth Sutton and Devonport

For the final results in each of 50for15's constituencies, see this post.

What? A Conservative gain from Labour in 2010.

Where? Largely based on the old seat of Plymouth Sutton. Entirely within the bounds of the city of Plymouth in Devon.

Why? Labour need to retake the seat to be able to become the largest party in Parliament after the election.

The 2010 result

Candidate Party Votes Share
Oliver Colvile Conservative 15, 050 34.3%
Linda Gilroy Labour 13, 901 31.7%
Judy Evans Liberal Democrat 10, 829 24.7%
Bill Wakeham UKIP 2, 854 6.5%
Tony Brown Green 904 2.1%

This seat was created in 2010. Data via the Guardian.

Conservative majority: 1, 149

The MP in the last Parliament – Oliver Colvile

Oliver Colvile, MP for Plymouth, Sutton, and Devonport

Oliver Colvile, MP for Plymouth, Sutton, and Devonport

Oliver Colvile (Con), whose father, uncle, and grandfather all served in the Royal Navy, first joined the Conservative Party’s professional staff as a Political Agent when he was twenty-one. He has recently campaigned for Plymouth to remain Britain’s main naval port, for Devonport dockyard to retain surface ship refitting services, and for UK fishing waters to return to British control. Full biography on Colvile’s website.

@olivercolvile

The challengers

Luke Pollard, Labour's candidate for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport

Luke Pollard, Labour’s candidate for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport

Luke Pollard (Lab and Co-op), who describes himself as “a long-suffering but hopeful Plymouth Argyle supporter,” is a trade unionist and believer in public ownership. He was born in Plymouth, where his father worked in the dockyard and his mother taught. Full biography on Pollard’s website.

@lukepollard

Graham Reed, Lib Dem PPC for Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport

Graham Reed, Lib Dem PPC for Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport

Graham Reed (Lib Dem) has worked as a scientific glassblower and was a councillor in Stirling, in central Scotland. Further details on the Lib Dems’ website.

@grahamkaimes

Originally from Derby, Roy Kettle (UKIP) has worked in finance, as well as running his own transport cafe. He has lived in Plymouth for the last fifteen years. More details in the Plymouth Herald.

Libby Brown, the Green candidate for Plymouth, Sutton, and Devonport

Libby Brown, the Green candidate for Plymouth, Sutton, and Devonport

University student Libby Brown is standing as the Green Party’s candidate.

Ryan Aldred, TUSC's candidate for Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport

Ryan Aldred, TUSC’s candidate for Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport

Ryan Aldred is the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition Party’s candidate. He read Sociology with Psychology at Plymouth University. More details on Aldred’s Facebook page.

@RyanAldred89

Laura-Jane Rossington is the Communist Party candidate for the seat.

Laura-Jane Rossington is the Communist Party candidate for the seat.

Laura-Jane Rossington (Communist Party) is a student at City College Plymouth.

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