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Declaration of Result of Poll

Election of a Member of Parliament for Central Devon on Thursday, 4 July 2024.

I, Stephen Walford, being the Acting Returning Officer at the above election, do hereby give notice that the number of votes recorded for each candidate at the said election is as follows:

Name of Candidate Description (if any) Number of Votes*

 LEEKS, Jeffrey

 Reform UK


 PEARSON, Oliver Andrew David

 Labour Party


 PRICE, Stephen



 STRIDE, Melvyn John

 The Conservative Party Candidate

 16,831 ELECTED 

 WESTCOTT, Gillian

 Green Party



 Liberal Democrats


* If elected the word 'Elected' appears against the number of votes.

The number of ballot papers rejected was as follows: Number of ballot papers

A - want of an official mark


B - voting for more candidates than voter was entitled to


C - writing or mark by which voter could be identified


D - being unmarked or wholly void for uncertainty


E - rejected in part




Vacant Seats: 1

Electorate: 75,385

Ballot Papers Issued: 53,711

Turnout:  71.2%


And I do hereby declare that MELVYN JOHN STRIDE is duly elected.


Dated: Friday 5 July 2024

Stephen Walford, Acting Returning Officer

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