About Central Devon

 

Central Devon Constituency
Central Devon Constituency

Central Devon is one of the largest constituencies in England, covering some 550 square miles and taking more than an hour to drive from one side to the other. It extends from Okehampton and Hatherleigh in the West to Lapford and Chawleigh in the North, to Silverton and Bradninch in the East and Buckfastleigh in the South. It includes around half of Dartmoor National Park, including three of its biggest towns – Ashburton, Moretonhampstead and Chagford. Central Devon’s largest towns are Crediton, Okehampton and Bovey Tracey and the constituency is thought to be the only one in the UK without a conurbation with a population of over 10,000 people. While most parliamentary constituencies overlap with one or two local authorities – Central Devon has parts of four – West Devon, Mid Devon, East Devon and Teignbridge.