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Elections and Referendums 2017

Results of elections and referendums held in 2017 are shown below, in date order with the earliest first.

General Election 2017 - Results

The Parliamentary General Election was held on 8 June 2017.   

The results of the General Election. 

Central Devon
(Turnout - 77.9%)

John William
National Health Action Party871
Lloyd Andrew Mark
The Liberal Party470
Timothy Andrew
(commonly known as Tim MATTHEWS
UK Independence Party
Lisa Collette
Labour Party15,598
Melvyn John
(commonly known as Mel STRIDE)
The Conservative Party Candidate31,278 Elected
Alex James
Liberal Democrats6,770
Andrew Stuart
WILLIAMSON (commonly known as Andy Williamson)
Green Party1,531

Melvyn John Stride was duly elected.

Torridge and West Devon
(Turnout - 74.04%)

Labour and Cooperative Party12,926
David Nigel
Liberal Democrats10,526
The Conservative Party Candidate33,612
Green Party1,622

Geoffrey Cox was duly elected

Devon County Council Election 2017

The Devon County Council election took place on Thursday 4 May 2017. 

Devon County Council has 60 councillors elected to make decisions about county-wide issues (such as education and social services). 

West Devon Borough Council will be responsible for organising and administering the election of one Councillor for each of the four County Divisions which fall within the West Devon Borough Council boundary. These Divisions are:

  • Hatherleigh and Chagford
  • Okehampton Rural
  • Tavistock
  • Yelverton Rural


Hatherleigh and Chagford (Turnout 40.76%)

Name of CandidateDescription (if any)Number of Votes
Paula Louise FRISBYLabour Party384
James Raymond MCINNESThe Conservative Party Candidate2,615 Elected
David OSBISTONGreen Party444
Robert Michael RUSHUK Independence Party190
Ross Anthony WOLVERSONLiberal Democrats543


Okehampton Rural (Turnout 35.64%)

Name of CandidateDescription (if any)Number of Votes
Kevin BALLThe Conservative Party Candidate2,008 Elected
John FARRAND-ROGERSLiberal Democrats383
Alan GROSSUK Independence Party (UKIP)187
Antony Frank LEECHIndependent702
Sarah Louise PARKINSGreen Party248
Caleb William Mark STEVENSLabour Party538


Tavistock (Turnout 38.52%)

Name of CandidateDescription (if any)Number of Votes
Colin BANNONGreen Party229
Christopher John BONESLiberal Democrats297
Jeffrey BOYD-MOODYIndependent1,098
Roy KENDRICKLabour Party249
Duncan Stuart Elliott PARKERUK Independence Party (UKIP)110
Deborah Katherine Anne SELLISThe Conservative Party Candidate1,922 Elected


Yelverton Rural (Turnout 41.70%)

Name of CandidateDescription (if any)Number of Votes
Pamela Gail BONESLiberal Democrats438
Richard Frank CHEADLEIndependent989
Ruth Mary CRAIGIELabour Party332
David PENGELLYUK Independence Party (UKIP)344
Philp Richard SANDERSThe Conservative Party Candidate2,151 Elected
Lucy WOODGreen Party511


Alternatively, the full results of the Devon County Council election can be found at: Devon County Council Election Results 2017. The results of the 2017 elections will be collated by the Devon County Council Election Centre at County Hall in Exeter and published immediately on Devon County Council's website. 

North Tawton Town Council Results

An election of two Town Councillors has been held for North Tawton Town Council

North Tawton Town Council (Turnout 27.3%)

Name of CandidateDescription (if any)Number of Votes
Peter Frank BRICKLEY 152
Rosemary DAVIES 314 Elected
Colin Donald LEE 200 Elected
Nicholas Simon TIZARD (Commonly known as Nick Tizard) 68


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