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Plymouth, Devonport is a borough constituency represented in the House of Commonsmarker of the Parliament of the United Kingdommarker. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. It covers parts of Plymouthmarker around Devonportmarker in South West England.


Under the proposed Boundary Commission for England plan of 2004, northern parts, including St Budeauxmarker, of the current constituency will become Plymouth Moor Viewmarker and the rest will join with parts of Plymouth Suttonmarker to form Plymouth Sutton and Devonportmarker.


The constituency was created in 1832, and elected two members until 1918, when the number was reduced to one. Its current name is Plymouth, Devonport but it previously was known as Devonport. Its prominent MPs include Michael Foot, who began his Commons career in the seat, and the former SDP leader David Owen.

Members of Parliament

  • Constituency created (1832)

Year First member First party Second member Second party
1832 Sir Edward Codrington Liberal Sir George Grey Liberal
1839 Henry Tufnell Liberal
1847 Sir John Romilly Liberal
1852 Sir George Berkeley Conservative
1854 Thomas Erskine Perry Liberal
1857 James Wilson Liberal
1859 Sir Michael Seymour Liberal
1859 Sir Arthur William Buller Liberal
1863 William Ferrand Conservative
Jun 1865 Thomas Brassey Liberal
Jul 1865 John Fleming Conservative
1866 Montague Chambers Liberal Lord Eliot Liberal
1868 John Delaware Lewis Liberal
1874 Sir John Henry Puleston Conservative George Edward Price Conservative
1892 Edward John Chalmers Morton Liberal Hudson Kearley Liberal
1902 John Lockie Conservative
1904 John Williams Benn Liberal
1910 Sir John Jackson Conservative Clement Kinloch-Cooke Conservative

  • Membership reduced to one (1918)

Year Member Party
1918 Clement Kinloch-Cooke Coalition Conservative
1922 Conservative
1923 Leslie Hore-Belisha Liberal
1931 National Liberal
1942 National Independent
1945 Michael Foot Labour
1955 Joan Vickers National Liberal
1964 Conservative
Feb 1974 David Owen Labour
1981 Social Democrat
1988 Social Democrat
1990 Independent
1992 David Jamieson Labour
2005 Alison Seabeck Labour

Election results

This constituency underwent boundary changes between the 1992 and 1997 general elections and thus change in share of vote is based on a notional calculation.

This constituency underwent boundary changes between the 1979 and 1983 general elections and thus calculation of change in vote share is not possible.


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