The Devon & Cornwall Region of course has been traditionally a bastion of Liberal/Liberal Democrat strength, even in the darkest days of party fortunes. Virtually every constituency has been fought consistently over the period. None has been left uncontested for more than two or three elections in succession. Many party MPs held their seats over several General Elections and numerous candidates have stood in the same constituency on multiple occasions. Perhaps in no other region of Britain have so many party candidates been notable figures and outstanding personalities, factors which have greatly assisted the business of assembling biographical details. Memorable characters indeed appear on the very first page of the Index. There are several extended entries. Several candidates listed have contested parliamentary elections in two or more regions.
By prior agreement with the Green Party, the Liberal Democrats did not nominate a candidate at Exeter in the General Election of 2019.