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Plymouth, Sutton
Borough constituency
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Plymouth, Sutton shown within Devon, and Devon shown within England
Created: 1918
MP: Linda Gilroy
Party: Labour Co-operative
Type: House of Commons
County: Devon
EP constituency: South West England

Plymouth, Sutton 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.

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Boundaries

It is based in the city of Plymouth, in South West England. The electoral wards which made up this seat were Compton, Devonport (part), Drake, Efford and Lipson, Ham (part), Peverell, St Peter and the Waterfront, Stoke (part), and Sutton and Mount Gould.

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Plymouth, and the county of Devon, the Boundary Commission for England have effectively abolished Plymouth Sutton, which will be fought at the 2010 general election as Plymouth Sutton and Devonport.

History

In a by-election in 1919, it became the second constituency in the UK (and the first in Great Britain) to elect a female MP, and the first to take a seat in parliament (the first female MP was the Sinn Féin member Countess Markiewicz, who did not take her seat). Three of its MPs have been members of the Astor family. A more recent prominent MP was the flamboyant Conservative Alan Clark.

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1918 Waldorf Astor Conservative
1919 by-election Nancy Astor Conservative
1945 Lucy Middleton Labour
1951 Jakie Astor Conservative
1959 Ian Fraser Conservative
1966 David Owen Labour
Feb 1974 Alan Clark Conservative
1992 Gary Streeter Conservative
1997 Linda Gilroy Labour Co-operative
2010 Constituency abolished: see Plymouth Sutton and Devonport

Election results

General Election 2005: Plymouth, Sutton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Linda Gilroy 15,497 40.6 -10.1
Conservative Oliver Colvile 11,388 29.8 -1.7
Liberal Democrat Karen Gillard 8,685 22.7 +8.4
UKIP Robert Cumming 2,392 6.3 +3.8
Socialist Labour Rob Hawkins 230 0.6 -0.3
Majority 4,109 10.8
Turnout 38,192 56.8 -0.3
Labour Co-op hold Swing -4.2
General Election 2001: Plymouth, Sutton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Linda Gilroy 19,827 50.7 +0.6
Conservative Oliver Colvile 12,310 31.5 +1.2
Liberal Democrat Alan Connett 5,605 14.3 +0.5
UKIP Alan Whitton 970 2.5 +1.4
Socialist Labour Henry Leary 361 0.9 N/A
Majority 7,517 19.2
Turnout 39,073 57.1 -10.3
Labour Co-op hold Swing
General Election 1997: Plymouth, Sutton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Linda Gilroy 23,881 50.12
Conservative A Crisp 14,441 30.31
Liberal Democrat S Melia 6,613 13.88
Referendum Party T Hanbury 1,654 3.47
UKIP R Bullock 499 1.05
Independent K Kelway 396 0.83
Natural Law F Lyons 168 0.35
Majority 9,440 19.81
Turnout 47,650 67.43
General Election 1992: Plymouth Sutton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gary Streeter 27,070 49.45
Labour A Pawley 15,120 27.62
Liberal Democrat JP Brett-Freeman 12,291 22.45
Natural Law J Bowler 256 0.47
Majority 11,950 21.83
Turnout 54,739 81.18
General Election 1987: Plymouth Sutton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Clark 23,187 45.76
SDP-Liberal Alliance B Tidy 19,174 37.84
Labour RD Maddern 8,310 16.4
Majority 4,013 7.92
Turnout 50,674 79.03
General Election 1983: Plymouth Sutton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Clark 25,203 55.12
SDP-Liberal Alliance A Puttick 13,516 29.56
Labour F Holland 6,358 14.3
Ecology S Shaw 470 1.03
Majority 11,687 25.56
Turnout 45,726 76.35
General Election 1979: Plymouth Sutton[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Clark 28,892 54.8
Labour JG Priestley 17,605 33.39
Liberal J Scannell 6,226 11.81
Majority 11,287 21.41
Turnout 52,723 76.95
General Election October 1974: Plymouth Sutton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Clark 20,457 44.61
Labour JG Priestly 15,269 33.3
Liberal S Banks 10,131 22.09
Majority 5,188 11.31
Turnout 45,858 75.17
General Election February 1974: Plymouth Sutton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Clark 21,649 45.22
Labour BW Fletcher 13,545 28.29
Liberal S Banks 12,683 26.49
Majority 8,104 16.93
Turnout 47,876 79.07

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See also

Coordinates: 50°22′N 4°08′W / 50.37°N 4.14°W / 50.37; -4.14

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