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Coordinates: 50°43′19″N 3°32′02″W / 50.722°N 3.534°W / 50.722; -3.534

Exeter
Borough constituency
ExeterConstituency.svg
EnglandDevon.svg
Exeter shown within Devon, and Devon shown within England
Created: 1295
MP: Ben Bradshaw
Party: Labour
Type: House of Commons
County: Devon
EP constituency: South West England

Exeter is a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

It has been represented since 1997 by Labour's Ben Bradshaw, the Culture Secretary.

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Boundaries

The constituency covers the city of Exeter in Devon. It has a high student population centred around the University of Exeter but is otherwise fairly affluent and middle-class.

Members of Parliament

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Pre 1660

1660-1885

Two members

Year First member First party Second member Second party
1660 John Maynard Thomas Bampfield
1661 Sir James Smyth Robert Walker
1673 Thomas Walker
1679 William Glyde Malachi Pyne
1681 Sir Thomas Carew Thomas Walker
1685 James Walker Edward Seymour Tory
Jan 1689 Henry Pollexfen
Jun 1689 Christopher Bale
1695 Edward Seyward Sir Joseph Tily
1698 Sir Edward Seymour Tory Sir Bartholomew Shower
1702 John Snell Tory
Apr 1708 John Harris
May 1708 Nicholas Wood
1710 Sir Coplestone Bampfylde Tory John Snell Tory
1713 John Rolle Francis Drewe
1715 John Bampfylde
1722 John Rolle
1727 Samuel Molyneux
1728 John Belfield
1734 John King Thomas Balle
1735 Sir Henry Northcote
1741 Humphrey Sydenham
1743 Sir Richard Bampfylde, Bt
1747 John Tuckfield
1754 John Rolle Walter
1767 William Spicer
1768 John Buller
1774 Sir Charles Warwick Bampfylde
1776 John Baring
1790 James Buller
1796 Sir Charles Warwick Bampfylde
1802 James Buller
1812 William Courtenay
1818 Robert William Newman
Feb 1826 Samuel Trehawke Kekewich
Jun 1826 Lewis William Buck
1830 James Wentworth Buller
1832 Edward Divett
1835 Sir William Webb Follett
1845 Sir John Thomas Buller Duckworth, Bt
1845 Richard Sommers Gard
1864 Viscount Courtenay
1865 John Coleridge Liberal
1868 Edgar Alfred Bowring
1873 Arthur Mills
1874 John George Johnson
1880 Edward Johnson Henry Northcote Conservative

1885 on

One member

Election Member Party
1885 Henry Northcote Conservative
1899 by-election Sir Edgar Vincent Conservative
1906 Sir George Kekewich Liberal
January 1910 Henry Duke Conservative
December 1910[1] Harold St Maur Liberal
1911[1] Henry Duke Conservative
1918 Sir Robert Newman Conservative
1929 Independent
1931 Arthur Conrad Reed Conservative
1945 John Cyril Maude Conservative
1951 Sir Rolf Dudley-Williams, Bt Conservative
1966 Gwyneth Dunwoody Labour
1970 Sir John Hannam Conservative
1997 Ben Bradshaw Labour

Election results

Prospective Parliamentary candidates for the next UK general election: Exeter [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ben Bradshaw
UKIP William Dartmouth [3]
BNP Robert Farmer[4]
Conservative Hannah Foster
Liberal Democrat Graham Oakes
Majority
Turnout
General Election 2005: Exeter
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ben Bradshaw 22,619 41.1 -8.7
Conservative Peter Cox 14,954 27.2 -0.2
Liberal Democrat Jon Underwood 11,340 20.6 +8.2
Liberal Margaret Danks 2,214 4.0 -0.9
Green Tim Brenan 1,896 3.4 +1.0
UKIP Mark Fitzgeorge-Parker 1,854 3.4 +1.3
Independent John Stuart 191 0.3 +0.3
Majority 7,665 13.9
Turnout 55,068 64.8 0.6
Labour hold Swing -4.2
General Election 2001: Exeter
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ben Bradshaw 26,194 49.8 +2.3
Conservative Anne Jobson 14,435 27.4 -1.2
Liberal Democrat Richard Copus 6,512 12.4 -5.6
Liberal David Morrish 2,596 4.9 +1.6
Green Paul Edwards 1,240 2.4 +1.3
UKIP John Stuart 1,109 2.1 +1.1
Socialist Alliance Francis Choules 530 1.0 N/A
Majority 11,759 22.4
Turnout 52,616 64.2 -13.7
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ a b At the December 1910 election, Harold St Maur was declared the winner by 4 votes, and the same majority was recorded after a recount. However a electoral petition was heard in April 1911, at which Henry Duke was declared the winner by 1 vote.
  2. ^ Exeter, UKPollingReport
  3. ^ UKIP SW website
  4. ^ http://bnp.org.uk/2010/02/south-west-bnp-announces-candidates-in-totnes-and-exeter/

See also


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