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Coordinates: 50°34′55″N 3°37′41″W / 50.582°N 3.628°W / 50.582; -3.628

Teignbridge District
Teignbridge shown within Devon
Teignbridge shown within Devon
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionSouth West England
Non-metropolitan countyDevon
StatusNon-metropolitan district
Admin HQNewton Abbot
Incorporated1 April 1974
Government
 • TypeNon-metropolitan district council
 • BodyTeignbridge District Council
 • LeadershipLeader & Cabinet (Liberal Democrats)
 • MPsAnne Marie Morris
Mel Stride
Area
 • Total246.3 sq mi (637.9 km2)
Area rank57th (of 317)
Population
 (mid-2018 est.)
 • Total132,844
 • Rank168th (of 317)
 • Density540/sq mi (210/km2)
 • Ethnicity
96.2% White British
Time zoneUTC0 (GMT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
ONS code18UH (ONS)
E07000045 (GSS)
OS grid referenceSX8475477137
Websitewww.teignbridge.gov.uk

Teignbridge is a local government district in Devon, England. Its council is based in Newton Abbot.

Other towns in the district include Ashburton, Dawlish and Teignmouth. It is named for the old Teignbridge hundred.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, as a merger of the Ashburton, Buckfastleigh, Dawlish, Newton Abbot and Teignmouth urban districts along with Newton Abbot Rural District and part of St Thomas Rural District.

PoliticsEdit

Elections to the borough council are held every four years, with all of the 46 seats on the council being elected at each election. The council had been under no overall control since the 1983, until the Conservatives gained a majority in the 2011 elections. After the 2019 local elections, the Liberal Democrats won control of the council.[1] The political composition of the borough has been as follows:

Date Conservative +/- Liberal Democrat +/- Independent +/- Control
2003[2] 13 16 14 NOC
2007[3] 18 +5 21 +5 7 -7 NOC
2011[4] 26 +8 13 -8 7 = Conservative
2015[5] 29 +3 12 -1 5 -2 Conservative
Dec 2016[6][7] 27 -2 14 +2 5 = Conservative
Feb 2018[8][9][10] 25 -2 16 +2 5 = Conservative
2019 12 -13 26 +10 9 +4 Liberal Democrat

SettlementsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lib Dems gain control of Teignbridge Council". Radio Exe. 3 May 2019. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  2. ^ "District Election Results, 2003". Teignbridge District Council. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  3. ^ "District Election Results, 2007". Teignbridge District Council. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  4. ^ "District Election Results, 2011". Teignbridge District Council. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  5. ^ "District Election Results, 2015". Teignbridge District Council. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  6. ^ "District and Town Council By-Elections - 15 December 2016". Teignbridge District Council. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Lib Dems win two seats in Teignbridge Council". Torquay Herald Express. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  8. ^ "By-elections - Chudleigh and Dawlish". Teignbridge District Council. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  9. ^ @britainelects (15 February 2018). "Chudleigh (Teignbridge) result: LDEM: 41.0% (+31.1) CON: 40.3% (+14.6) LAB: 18.7% (+7.0) No Ind(s) as prev" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  10. ^ @britainelects (15 February 2018). "Dawlish Central & North East (Teignbridge) result: LDEM: 70.6% +52.4) CON: 29.4% (+5.6) Liberal Democrat GAIN from Conservative" (Tweet) – via Twitter.