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The Central Devon constituency has a total population of 89,654, of which 72,195 are eligible (18+) to vote (80.5%).
Central Devon ranks 34th in a list of the largest constituencies in the UK (geographical size), and 437th in a list of the largest constituencies by population size.
Melvyn John 'Mel' Stride (30 September 1961) is a British Conservative Party politician. He was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Central Devon at the 2010 general election. On 28 October 2011, Stride was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning, John Hayes.`
Stride was selected as prospective Conservative candidate for Central Devon in June 2006 after his name was added to David Cameron's Conservative A-List in 2006. He was the first A-Lister to be selected.
He was educated at Portsmouth Grammar School and then Oxford University where he was elected President of the Oxford Union.
In the financial year 2012-2013 he claimed £3,223.64 in expenses for gas, electricity and water bills, the eighth highest such claim.
Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Stride
Election turnout for the Central Devon constituency in 2015 was 74.90%, higher than the average UK turnout at 66.1%.
|Candidate||Party||Gender||Date of Birth||Website|
|Alex White||Liberal Democrat||Male||-||-||http://www.alexjwhite.com/|
|Andy Williamson||Green||Male||09 December 1967 (56)||-||http://andywilliamsongreen.org.uk/|
|John Conway||UK Independence Party||Male||-||-||-|
|Mel Stride||Conservative||Male||30 September 1961 (62)||-||http://www.melstridemp.com/|
Election turnout for the Central Devon constituency in 2010 was %, lower than the average UK turnout at 65.1%.
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