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 Totnes
Other Conservative hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Anthony Steen Conservative 21,914 44.5 +8.0
Rachel Oliver Liberal Democrat 18,317 37.2 +2.3
Thomas Wildy Labour 6,005 12.2 -4.2
Craig MacKinlay UK Independence 3,010 6.1 +4.2
Majority 3,597 7.3
Turnout 49,246 67.9 -7.9
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 2.9% from Liberal Democrat to Conservative
Lab-Con (against 1997) 6.1% from Labour to Conservative

Description
Totnes is a rural constituency made up of small villages and towns. The main industries are agriculture and fishing along with tourism. A large part of the area comes under the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The seat includes all of the South Hams constituency except for the Erme Valley; it extends to the edge of Torbay to take in the fishing port and resort of Brixham. There is also the south eastern edge of Dartmoor, including Haytor and the small towns of Buckfastleigh and Ashburton.

In Ashburton there is the Golden Lion Hotel, which was the national headquarters of the Raving Loony Party; its then proprietor Alan Hope became the first self-proclaimed Loony to gain office in Britain when elected to Ashburton Town Council in 1989.

Totnes has been represented by a stream of Conservative MPs since 1945.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Totnes
Conservative hold
Name Party Votes %
Anthony Steen Conservative 19,637 36.5
Rob Chave Liberal Democrat 18,760 34.9
Victor Ellery Labour 8,796 16.4
Pamela Cook Referendum 2,552 4.7
Christopher Venmore Independent 2,369 4.4
H Thomas UK Independence 999 1.9
Andy Pratt Green 548 1.0
James Golding Rainbow 108 0.2
Majority 877 1.6
Turnout 53,769 75.8
 
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