|Former County constituency|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Teignbridge in Devon for the 2005 general election
Location of Devon within England
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Newton Abbot, Central Devon|
|Created from||Totnes and Tiverton|
Teignbridge was, from 1983 until 2010, a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.
1983-1997: The District of Teignbridge wards of Abbotskerwell, Ambrook, Ashburton, Bovey, Bradley, Buckfastleigh, Buckland, Bushell, Chudleigh, College, Dawlish Central, Dawlish North East, Dawlish South West, Haldon, Haytor, Ipplepen, Kingskerwell, Kingsteignton East, Kingsteignton West, Milber, Moorland, Moretonhampstead, Shaldon, Teignhydes, Teignmouth Central, Teignmouth East, Teignmouth North, and Teignmouth West, and the District of South Hams ward of Eastmoor.
1997-2010: The District of Teignbridge wards of Abbotskerwell, Bovey, Bradley, Buckland, Bushell, Chudleigh, College, Dawlish Central, Dawlish North East, Dawlish South West, Haldon, Haytor, Ipplepen, Kingskerwell, Kingsteignton East, Kingsteignton West, Milber, Moorland, Moretonhampstead, Shaldon, Teignhydes, Teignmouth Central, Teignmouth East, Teignmouth North, and Teignmouth West.
The constituency was based on the Teignbridge local government district in Devon. It was created in 1983 from parts of the seats of Totnes and Tiverton. Towns in the constituency included Dawlish, Newton Abbot and Teignmouth.
The seat was held by Patrick Nicholls of the Conservative Party from its creation until his defeat by Richard Younger-Ross of the Liberal Democrats at the 2001 general election. Younger-Ross successfully defended the seat in 2005, with a majority of 6,215 over the Conservatives' Stanley Johnson, the father of Boris Johnson.
Following a review of parliamentary representation in Devon by the Boundary Commission for England, which increased the number of seats in the county from 11 to 12, the Teignbridge constituency was abolished. The southern part, including the main towns of Dawlish, Newton Abbot and Teignmouth, formed the new Newton Abbot seat, while the northern portion formed part of Central Devon.
|2001||Richard Younger-Ross||Liberal Democrats|
|2010||Constituency abolished: see Newton Abbot and Central Devon|
|Monster Raving Loony||Alan Hope||241||0.5||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
|Monster Raving Loony||Alan Hope||312||0.6||+0.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Richard Younger-Ross||22,416||35.9||+0.7|
|Labour||Robert A. Kennedy||8,128||13.0||+1.9|
|Monster Raving Loony||Alan Hope||437||0.7||+0.2|
|Natural Law||Nicholas J. Hayes||234||0.4||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Richard Younger-Ross||24,398||38.8||+2.9|
|Rainbow Dream Ticket||Lorraine Golding||139||0.2||+0.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Richard Younger-Ross||26,343||44.4||+5.6|
|Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative||Swing||+2.75|
|Liberal Democrats||Richard Younger-Ross||27,808||45.7||+1.3|
|Liberal Democrats hold||Swing||+2.55|