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List of Parliamentary constituencies in Cornwall

The ceremonial county of Cornwall, which includes the Isles of Scilly, is divided into six Parliamentary constituencies. They are all county constituencies.

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Parliamentary history of CornwallEdit

All six parliamentary seats are currently held by Conservatives, having came from holding no seats whatever in 1997, 2001 and 2005, to gaining three of the six from the Liberal Democrats in 2010, to gaining the remaining three to hold all six Cornish seats in 2015. All six MPs were re-elected in 2017. In that election, several previous Liberal Democrat canidates, including previous MPs Andrew George and Steve Gilbert re-stood in their old seats, but failed to be re-elected. In all six seats, the Labour vote surged, pushing the Liberals into third place in four of the six seats.

ConstituenciesEdit

  † Conservative   ‡ Labour   ¤ Liberal Democrat

Constituency Electorate[1] Majority[nb 1] Member of Parliament 2nd-placed candidate Electoral divisions[2] Electoral wards (no longer used)[3][4] Map
Camborne and Redruth 68,419 1,577   George Eustice Graham Winter‡
  • Camborne Pendarves
  • Camborne Roskear
  • Camborne Trelowarren
  • Camborne Treslothan
  • Camborne Treswithian
  • Carharrack, Gwennap and St Day
    • (Split between "Camborne and Redruth" and "Truro and Falmouth")
  • Constantine, Mawnan and Budock
  • Crowan and Wendron
    • (Split between "Camborne and Redruth" and "St Ives")
  • Four Lanes
  • Gwinear, Gwithian and St Erth
    • (Split between "Camborne and Redruth" and "St Ives")
  • Hayle North
  • Hayle South
  • Illogan
  • Lanner and Stithians
  • Mabe, Perranarworthal and St Gluvias
    • (Split between "Camborne and Redruth" and "Truro and Falmouth")
  • Mount Hawke and Portreath
  • Pool and Tehidy
  • Redruth Central
  • Redruth North
  • Redruth South
  • St Agnes
    • (Split between "Camborne and Redruth" and "Truro and Falmouth")
  • St Keverne and Meneage
North Cornwall 68,844 7,200 Scott Mann Dan Rogerson¤
  • Altarnun
  • Bodmin St Leonard
  • Bodmin St Marys
  • Bodmin St Petroc
  • Bude
  • Camelford
  • Grenville and Stratton
  • Lanivet and Blisland
  • Launceston Central
  • Launceston North and North Petherwin
  • Launceston South
  • Padstow
  • Poundstock
  • St Issey and St Tudy
  • St Minver and St Endellion
  • St Teath and St Breward
  • Stokeclimsland
  • Tintagel
  • Wadebridge East
  • Wadebridge West
  • North Cornwall District Council:
    • Allan
    • Altarnun
    • Blisland and St Breward
    • Bodmin St Mary's
    • Bodmin St Petroc
    • Bude
    • Camelford
    • Camelot
    • Grenville
    • Lanivet
    • Launceston
    • Marhamchurch
    • North Petherwin
    • Padstow and District
    • Poughill and Stratton
    • St Endellion and St Kew
    • St Minver
    • South Petherwin
    • Stokeclimsland
    • Tremaine
    • Valency
    • Wadebridge
    • Week St Mary
    • Whitstone
South East Cornwall 71,880 17,443   Sheryll Murray Gareth Derrick‡
  • Bugle
    • (Split between "South East Cornwall" and "St Austell and Newquay")
  • Callington
  • Gunnislake and Calstock
  • Liskeard East
  • Liskeard North
  • Liskeard West and Dobwalls
  • Looe East
  • Looe West and Lansallos
  • Lostwithiel
  • Lynher
  • Menheniot
  • Rame Peninsula
  • Saltash East
  • Saltash North
  • Saltash South
  • Saltash West
  • St Cleer
  • St Dominick Harrowbarrow and Kelly Bray
  • St Germans and Landulph
  • Torpoint East
  • Torpoint West
  • Trelawny
  • Caradon District Council:
    • Callington
    • Calstock
    • Deviock and Sheviock
    • Dobwalls and District
    • Duloe
    • Lansallos and Pelynt
    • Landrake and St Dominick
    • Lanteglos and St Veep
    • Liskeard North
    • Liskeard South
    • Looe and St Martin
    • Lynher
    • Menheniot and St Ive
    • Millbrook
    • Rame Peninsula
    • St Cleer and St Neot
    • St Germans
    • Saltash Burraton
    • Saltash Essa
    • Saltash Pill
    • Saltash St Stephens
    • Torpoint East
    • Torpoint West
  • Restormel Borough Council:
    • Lostwithiel
St Austell and Newquay 78,609 11,142 Steve Double Kevin Neil‡
  • Bugle
    • (Split between "South East Cornwall" and "St Austell and Newquay")
  • Fowey and Tywardreath
  • Mevagissey
  • Mount Charles
  • Newlyn and Goonhavern
    • (Split between "St Austell and Newquay" and "Truro and Falmouth")
  • Newquay Central
  • Newquay Pentire
  • Newquay Treloggan
  • Newquay Tretherras
  • Newquay Treviglas
  • Par and St Blazey Gate
  • Penwithick and Boscoppa
  • Probus, Tregony and Grampound
    • (Split between "St Austell and Newquay" and "Truro and Falmouth")
  • Roche
  • Roseland
    • (Split between "St Austell and Newquay" and "Truro and Falmouth")
  • St Austell Bay
  • St Austell Bethel
  • St Austell Gover
  • St Austell Poltair
  • St Blazey
  • St Columb Major
  • St Dennis and Nanpean
  • St Enoder
  • St Mawgan and Colan
  • St Mewan
  • St Stephen-in-Brannel
  • Restormel Borough Council:
    • Bethel
    • Crinnis
    • Edgcumbe North
    • Edgcumbe South
    • Fowey and Tywardreath
    • Gannel
    • Gover
    • Mevagissey
    • Mount Charles
    • Poltair
    • Rialton
    • Rock
    • St Blaise
    • St Columb
    • St Enoder
    • St Ewe
    • St Stephen
    • Treverbyn
St Ives 67,145 312 Derek Thomas Andrew George¤
  • Breage, Germoe and Sithney
  • Crowan and Wendron
    • (Split between "Camborne and Redruth" and "St Ives")
  • Gulval and Heamoor
  • Gwinear, Gwithian and St Erth
    • (Split between "Camborne and Redruth" and "St Ives")
  • Helston North
  • Helston South
  • Lelant and Carbis Bay
  • Ludgvan
  • Marazion and Perranuthnoe
  • Mullion and Grade Ruan
  • Newlyn and Mousehole
  • Penzance Central
  • Penzance East
  • Penzance Promenade
  • Porthleven and Helston West
  • St Buryan
  • St Ives East
  • St Ives West
  • St Just in Penwith
  • St Keverne and Meneage
  • Kerrier District Council:
    • Breage and Crowan
    • Grade-Ruan and Landewednack
    • Helston North
    • Helston South
    • Meneage
    • Mullion
    • Porthleven and Sithney
    • St Keverne
  • Penwith District Council:
    • Goldsithney
    • Gulval and Heamoor
    • Lelant and Carbis Bay
    • Ludgvan and Towednack
    • Madron and Zennor
    • Marazion and Perranuthnoe
    • Morvah
    • Pendeen and St Just
    • Penzance Central
    • Penzance East
    • Penzance Promenade
    • Penzance South,
    • St Buryan
    • St Erth and St Hilary
    • St Ives North
    • St Ives South.
    • Isles of Scilly
Truro and Falmouth 74,683 3,792   Sarah Newton Jayne Kirkham‡
  • Carharrack, Gwennap and St Day
    • (Split between "Camborne and Redruth" and "Truro and Falmouth")
  • Chacewater, Kenwyn and Baldhu
  • Falmouth Arwenack
  • Falmouth Boslowick
  • Falmouth Penwerris
  • Falmouth Smithick
  • Falmouth Trescobeas
  • Feock and Playing Place
  • Ladock, St Clement and St Erme
  • Mabe, Perranarworthal and St Gluvias
    • (Split between "Camborne and Redruth" and "Truro and Falmouth")
  • Newlyn and Goonhavern
    • (Split between "St Austell and Newquay" and "Truro and Falmouth")
  • Penryn East and Mylor
  • Penryn West
  • Perranporth
  • Probus, Tregony and Grampound
    • (Split between "St Austell and Newquay" and "Truro and Falmouth")
  • Roseland
    • (Split between "St Austell and Newquay" and "Truro and Falmouth")
  • St Agnes
    • (Split between "Camborne and Redruth" and "Truro and Falmouth")
  • Threemilestone and Gloweth
  • Truro Boscawen
  • Truro Redannick
  • Truro Tregolls
  • Truro Trehaverne
  • Carrick District Council:
    • Arwenack
    • Boscawen
    • Boslowick
    • Carland
    • Feock and Kea
    • Kenwyn and Chacewater
    • Moresk
    • Mylor
    • Newlyn and Goonhavern
    • Penryn
    • Penwerris
    • Perranporth
    • Probus
    • Roseland
    • St Agnes
    • Tregolls
    • Trehaverne and Gloweth
    • Trescobeas

ResultsEdit

Party breakdownEdit

Current seats held by party (percentage)
Year Conservative Party[5] Labour Party Liberal Democrats[6] Total
2017 6 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6
2015 6 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6
2010 3 (50%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 6
2005 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%) 5
2001 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%) 5
1997 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%) 5
1992 3 (60%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 5
1987 4 (80%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 5
1983 4 (80%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 5
1979 4 (80%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 5
1974 (Oct) 3 (60%) 0 (20%) 2 (40%) 5
1974 (Feb) 3 (60%) 0 (20%) 2 (40%) 5
1970 4 (80%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 5
1966 2 (40%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 5
1964 3 (60%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 5
1959 4 (80%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 5
1955 4 (80%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 5
1951 4 (80%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 5
1950 4 (80%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 5
1945 3 (60%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 5
1935 4 (80%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 5
1931 3 (60%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 5
1929 5 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5
1924 4 (80%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5
1923 5
1922 5
1918 5

Vote breakdownEdit

Year Conservative Labour Liberal Democrats Green UKIP Mebyon Kernow Others Notes
Votes % -/+ Votes % -/+ Votes % -/+ Votes % -/+ Votes % -/+ Votes % -/+ Votes %
2017 152,428 48.4 +5.3 83,968 26.7 +14.4 73,875 23.5 +1.1 3,218 1.0 -4.8 897 0.3 -13.5 did not contest 323 0.1
2015 127,079 43.1 +2.2 36,235 12.3 +3.7 66,056 22.4 -19.4 17,241 5.8 +4.5 40,785 13.8 +8.9 5,675 1.9   1,757 0.6
2010 115,016 40.9 +9.1 24,257 8.6 -7.0 117,307 41.8 -2.6 3,573 1.3 +0.6 13,763 4.9 -0.1 5,379 1.9 +0.5 1,586 0.6
2005 82,543 31.8 -0.8 41,140 15.6 -1.7 115,241 44.4 -0.4 1,738 0.7 +0.7 12,863 5.0 +1.3 3,552 1.4 +0.1 2,356 0.9
2001 82,227 32.6 +2.2 43,674 17.3 +0.2 113,000 44.8 +0.9 did not contest 9,290 3.7 +2.7 3,199 1.3 +0.6 727 0.3
1997 85,077 30.4 -12.3 47,913 17.1 +3.2 123,124 43.9 +2.2 482 0.2 -0.1 2,926 1.0 +1.0 1,906 0.7 +0.7 18779 6.7
1992 127,678 42.7 -4.6 41,593 13.9 +1.3 124,553 41.7 +1.7 1,035 0.3 +0.3 did not exist did not contest 4,098 1.4
1987 131,194 47.3 -4.6 34,994 12.6 +3.7 111,064 40.0 -0.8 did not contest did not contest 373 0.1
1983 126,182 49.3 -1.3 22,838 8.9 -3.7 104,365 40.8 +6.6 776 0.3 -0.2 1,151 0.5 -1.1 677 0.3

Historical results by partyEdit

A cell marked → (with a different colour background to the preceding cell) indicates that the previous MP continued to sit under a new party name.

1832 to 1868 (14 MPs)Edit

  Conservative   Independent Liberal   Liberal   Peelite   Radical   Whig

Constituency 1832 1835 1837 38 40 1841 42 43 44 45 46 1847 49 1852 53 54 1857 58 1859 59 65 1865 66 68
Bodmin Peter C. Vivian Spry Wyld Michell J. C. Vivian Leveson-Gower
Spry Gardner Lacy Graves-Sawle Wyld Michell Wyld
Cornwall Eastern Molesworth R. H. Vivian W. Rashleigh T. J. Agar-Robartes
W. Salusbury-Trelawny Eliot Pole-Carew Kendall
Cornwall Western Wynne-Pendarves Williams St Aubyn
Lemon Boscawen-Rose Lemon Davey
Helston Lane-Fox Townshend Sackville Basset R. Vyvyan Trueman Rogers Young W. Brett
Launceston Hardinge Bowles Percy Haliburton Campbell Lopes
Liskeard C. Buller Crowder Grey Osborne A. Buller
Penryn & Falmouth Rolfe Hutchins J. C. Vivian Gwyn Baring Smith
Bury Freshfield Plumridge Mowatt Freshfield Gurney
St Ives Halse W. Praed Powlett Laffan Paull
Truro R. H. Vivian J. E. Vivian A. Smith J. C. Vivian
Tooke Turner H. Willyams H. Vivian E. Willyams M. Smith F. Williams

1868 to 1885 (13 MPs)Edit

  Conservative   Liberal

Constituency 1868 69 71 1874 74 76 77 78 1880 81 82 85
Bodmin Leveson-Gower
Cornwall Eastern E. Willyams C. Rashleigh T. C. Agar-Robartes Dyke Acland
J. Salusbury-Trelawney J. Tremayne Borlase
Cornwall Western St Aubyn
A. Vivian
Helston Young Molesworth-St Aubyn
Launceston Lopes Deakin Giffard Webster
Liskeard A. Buller Horsman Courtney
Penryn & Falmouth Fowler Jenkins
Eastwick Cole R. Brett
St Ives Magniac Davenport C. Praed Reed Ross
Truro J. C. Vivian McGarel-Hogg
F. Williams A. Tremayne E. Willyams

1885 to 1918 (7 MPs)Edit

  Conservative   Independent Liberal   Liberal   Liberal Unionist

Constituency 1885 1886 87 1892 1895 98 99 1900 03 04 1906 06 08 Jan 1910 Dec 1910 12 15 16
Bodmin Courtney Molesworth Agar-Robartes Freeman-Thomas Grenfell Pole-Carew Hanson
Camborne Conybeare Strauss Caine Lawson Dunn F. Dyke Acland
Launceston C. Dyke-Acland Owen Moulton Marks
Penryn and Falmouth Jenkins Cavendish-Bentinck Horniman Barker Goldman
St Austell Borlase McArthur Agar-Robartes Layland-Barratt
St Ives St Aubyn Bolitho Hain Cory
Truro Bickford-Smith Williams Durning-Lawrence Morgan

1918 to 1950 (5 MPs)Edit

  Coalition Liberal (1918-22) / National Liberal (1922-23)   Conservative   Constitutionalist   Independent   Independent Liberal   Labour   Liberal   National Liberal (1931-68)

Constituency 1918 22 1922 1923 1924 24 28 1929 31 1931 32 1935 37 39 41 1945 46 47
Bodmin Hanson Foot Harrison Foot Rathbone B. Rathbone Marshall
Camborne Dyke Acland Moreing Jones Moreing Jones Agnew
Cornwall North Marks Williams Maclean Dyke Acland Horabin
Penryn and Falmouth Nicholl Shipwright Mansel Pilcher Walters Petherick King
St Ives Cory Hawke Cory Hawke H. Runciman W. Runciman Beechman

1950 to 2010 (5 MPs)Edit

  Conservative   Labour   Liberal   Liberal Democrats   National Liberal (1931-68)

Constituency 1950 1951 1955 1959 1964 1966 68 1970 Feb 1974 Oct 1974 1979 1983 87 1987 88 1992 1997 2001 2005
Cornwall North Roper Scott-Hopkins Pardoe Neale Tyler Rogerson
Bodmin / Cornwall South East (1983) Marshall Bessell Hicks Tyler Hicks Breed
Falmouth and Camborne Hayman Dunwoody Mudd Coe Atherton Goldsworthy
St Ives Howard Nott Harris George
Truro / Truro and St Austell (1997) Wilson Dixon Penhaligon Taylor

2010 to present (6 MPs)Edit

  Conservative   Liberal Democrats

Constituency 2010 2015 2017
Camborne and Redruth Eustice
North Cornwall Rogerson Mann
St Ives George Thomas
South East Cornwall Murray
St Austell and Newquay Gilbert Double
Truro and Falmouth Newton

Changes proposed for 2022Edit

As part of the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies published in 2016 the Boundary Commission for England proposed the following constituencies to be fought at the Next United Kingdom general election in a combined review area of Cornwall, Devon, Plymouth and Torbay.[7]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2015 Electorates".
  2. ^ "Polling Districts and Polling Places Review 2014". Cornwall Council. 27 February 2018.
  3. ^ "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007". Office of Public Sector Information. Crown copyright. 13 June 2007. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
  4. ^ Boundary Commission for England pp. 1004–1007
  5. ^ National Liberal Party took the Party whip
  6. ^ Formerly the Liberal Party
  7. ^ Boundary Commission for England - Final Recommendations Volume 1 Boundary Commission for England