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 Teignbridge
Other Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Richard Younger-Ross Liberal Democrat 26,343 44.4 +5.6
Patrick Nicholls Conservative 23,332 39.3 +0.1
Christopher Bain Labour 7,366 12.4 -5.6
Paul Exmouth UK Independence 2,269 3.8 +1.3
Majority 3,011 5.1
Turnout 59,310 69.3 -7.4
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 2.7% from Conservative to Liberal Democrat
Lab-Con (against 1997) 2.9% from Labour to Conservative

Description
Teignbridge has a population of 120,000 and sits in the shadow of Dartmoor. Its coastline includes the estuaries of the rivers Exe and Teign, with the internationally renowned bird sanctuary at Dawlish Warren and the twin seaside resorts of Dawlish and Teignmouth.

Inland, there is the town of Newton Abbot, famous for its weekly market and the National Hunt Racecourse, (Newton Abbot is known as the gateway to Dartmoor and the coast) and the Bovey basin which has some of the World's richest deposits of ball clay from where exports are made to over 80 countries worldwide.

The area has some of the prettiest scenery in Britain, and it includes one third of the Dartmoor National Park.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Teignbridge
Conservative hold
Name Party Votes %
Patrick Nicholls Conservative 24,679 39.2
Richard Younger-Ross Liberal Democrat 24,398 38.8
Sue Dann Labour 11,311 18.0
S Stokes UK Independence 1,601 2.5
Nick Banwell Green 817 1.3
Lorraine Golding Rainbow 139 0.2
Majority 281 0.4
Turnout 62,945 76.7
 
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