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Devonshire East

Devonshire East has traditionally been an Opposition seat, but the Progressive Labour Party hopes to swing that around at the next general election. Shadow Finance Minister Bob Richards defeated the PLP's Neville Tyrrell by 402 votes to 375 in December 2007. That marked a huge transformation from four years earlier, when the UBP's Michael Dunkley beat Mr Tyrrell by 498 votes to 284. Mr Richards and Mr Tyrrell will go head to head again on December 17. Boundary changes since the last election have landed the district 64 voters from Smith's West and another 22 from Devonshire South Central — both Opposition strongholds. Results 2003 Neville Tyrrell (PLP) 284 (37 percent) Michael Dunkley (UBP) 498 (64 percent) Registered voters: 1015 Turnout 782 (77 percent) 2007 Neville Tyrrell (PLP) 375 (48 percent) Bob Richards (UBP) 402 (52 percent) Registered voters: 1031 Turnout: 777 (75 percent) Race National Devonshire East BLACK 26,062 (64 percent) 573 (56 percent) WHITE 10,278 (25 percent) 342 (33 percent) ASIAN 74 (0.18 percent) 1 (0.09 percent) MIXED 2841 (7 percent) 82 (8 percent) OTHER RACES 1,174 (3 percent) 23 (2 percent) NOT STATED 258 (1 percent) 4 (0.39) Total household income National Constituency 11 Under 36000 2,738 65 36000 to 71999 5,159 133 72000 to 107999 4,831 127 108000 to 143999 3,776 95 144000 and over 8,958 220 Constituency median household income $100,800 Island-wide median household income $106,389 Total National Constituency 11 16-34 10,791 27 percent 254 25 percent 35-44 6,570 16 percent 181 18 percent 45-54 8,487 21 percent 210 20 percent 55-64 6,857 17 percent 167 16 percent 65+ 7,982 20 percent 213 21 percent