The two Communist Party candidates in South West England had strong campaigns in the 2015 general election. Thousands of flyers were distributed in each constituency, bold billboards delivered a strong message to voters and the hard work of both branches promoted Communist Party policy more widely than ever before.
Both candidates were warmly received at hustings and the campaigns received positive coverage in the North Devon Gazette, Plymouth Herald, Western Morning News, Radio Devon, Radio Plymouth, on the BBC and in national newspapers.
In North Devon Gerrard Sables increased his share of the vote from 2010 and in Plymouth Sutton and Devonport Laura-Jane Rossington exceeded her target.
|Constituency||Candidate||Number of votes|
|Devon North||Gerrard Sables||138|
You can find full results on the BBC website.
The North Devon Branch also stood candidates in the following local contests.
North Devon District Council Barnstaple Central ward – 2 seats
Communist Party 105 (Gerrard Sables)
Barnstaple Town Council Barnstaple Central ward – 5 seats
Communist Party 205 (Gerrard Sables)
Barnstaple Town Council Barnstaple Pilton ward – 4 seats
Communist Party 134 (Stuart McGuinness)
Communist Party 133 (Margaret McGuinness)