Teignbridge

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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
Non-metropolitan district
Teignbridge shown within Devon
Teignbridge shown within Devon
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region South West England
Non-metropolitan county Devon
Status Non-metropolitan district
Admin HQ Newton Abbot
Incorporated 1 April 1974
Government
 • Type Non-metropolitan district council
 • Body Teignbridge District Council
 • Leadership Leader & Cabinet (Conservative)
 • MPs Anne Marie Morris
Mel Stride
Area
 • Total 246.3 sq mi (637.9 km2)
Area rank 56th (of 326)
Population (mid-2016 est.)
 • Total 129,900
 • Rank 166th (of 326)
 • Density 530/sq mi (200/km2)
 • Ethnicity 96.2% White British
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
ONS code 18UH (ONS)
E07000045 (GSS)
OS grid reference SX8475477137
Website www.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.

Politics[edit]

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. The political composition of the borough has been as follows:

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

Settlements[edit]

Teignbridge contains the following towns and villages:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "District Election Results, 2003". Teignbridge District Council. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "District Election Results, 2007". Teignbridge District Council. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "District Election Results, 2011". Teignbridge District Council. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "District Election Results, 2015". Teignbridge District Council. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "District and Town Council By-Elections - 15 December 2016". Teignbridge District Council. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Lib Dems win two seats in Teignbridge Council". Torquay Herald Express. Retrieved 5 January 2017.