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The Totnes constituency has a total population of 83,140, of which 68,372 are eligible (18+) to vote (82.2%).
Totnes ranks 112th in a list of the largest constituencies in the UK (geographical size), and 520th in a list of the largest constituencies by population size.
Dr Sarah Wollaston (born 17 February 1962) is a British Conservative Party politician. Wollaston studied at King's College London School of Medicine, and after graduation was a general practitioner for two decades. Before becoming the Member of Parliament (MP) for Totnes in 2010, she was the first person to be selected as a parliamentary candidate for a major British political party through an open primary, in which she emphasised that she was an outsider to politics, who had worked a 'real job'. She won the nomination for the Conservative candidature and at the general election won the seat with an increased Conservative majority.
Wollaston is Chair of the Health Select Committee, having joined the Committee following her election to the House of Commons and later winning election to the Chair in 2014. She has gained a reputation for being an independent-minded MP, not afraid to stand up to her party's leadership or oppose them when she believes that their decisions go against the interests of her constituents.
As such, she has rebelled against the Government on several key votes - voting in favour of a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union in 2011, for a cut in the EU budget in 2011 and voting against military intervention in Syria in 2013. She has been a vocal proponent for minimum unit pricing for alcohol and has spoken out against political patronage in Westminster. In 2013, she jointly won The Spectator Parliamentarian of the Year Award for her opposition to a Royal Charter on press regulation.
Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Wollaston
Election turnout for the Totnes constituency in 2015 was 68.60%, higher than the average UK turnout at 66.1%.
|Candidate||Party||Gender||Date of Birth||Website|
|Gill Coombs||Green||Female||13 August 1964 (54)||-||-|
|Julian Brazil||Liberal Democrat||Male||-||-||-|
|Justin Haque||UK Independence Party||Male||-||-||-|
|Sarah Wollaston||Conservative||Female||17 February 1962 (56)||-||http://www.drsarah.org.uk/|
|Liberal Democrat||Brazil, Julian|
Election turnout for the Totnes constituency in 2010 was 70.4%, higher than the average UK turnout at 65.1%.
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