2010 United Kingdom general election result in Cornwall

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United Kingdom general election, 2010[1]
Cornwall
2005 ←
members
6 May 2010 (2010-05-06)
Members elected
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All 6 Cornish seats to the House of Commons
  First party Second party
  Nick Clegg by the 2009 budget cropped.jpg Davidcameron.jpg
Leader Nick Clegg David Cameron
Party Liberal Democrat Conservative
Leader since 18 December 2007 6 December 2005
Last election 5 Seats 0 Seats
Seats before 5 0
Seats won 3 3
Seat change -2 +3
Popular vote 117,307 115,016
Percentage 41.8% 40.9%

CornwallParliamentaryConstituency2010Results.svg

Constituency map of Cornwall, coloured by winning party

Prime Minister before election

Gordon Brown
Labour

Subsequent Prime Minister

David Cameron
Conservative

The results of the 2010 United Kingdom general election in Cornwall were all announced on Friday 7 May 2010. Cornwall received one new constituency for this election, bringing the total to six, after boundary changes issued by the Boundary Commission for England.

Overall results[edit]

Party MPs +/- Votes % +/-%
Liberal Democrats 3 -3 117,307 41.8 -2.6
Conservative Party 3 +3 115,016 40.9 +9.1
Labour Party 0 24,257 8.6 -7.3
UKIP 0 13,763 4.9 -0.1
Mebyon Kernow 0 5,379 1.9 +0.5
Green Party 0 3,573 1.3 +0.6
British National Party 0 1,022 0.4 +0.4
Cornish Democrats 0 396 0.1 +0.1
Socialist Labour Party 0 168 0.1 +0.1

Seat by seat[edit]

Constituency map of Cornwall, showing constituency names

As a result of the creation of three new constituencies in Cornwall and boundary changes of the remaining three since the 2005 general election, notional results are used to estimate the previous party MP.[2]

Constituency Party MP Majority Result Swing
Camborne & Redruth Conservative George Eustice 66 Conservative gain from Lib Dem 5.2% from Liberal Democrats to Conservative
North Cornwall Liberal Democrat Dan Rogerson 2,981 Lib Dem hold 0.3% from Liberal Democrats to Conservative
South East Cornwall Conservative Sheryll Murray 3,220 Conservative gain from Lib Dem 9.1% from Liberal Democrats to Conservative
St Austell & Newquay Liberal Democrat Steve Gilbert 1,312 Lib Dem hold 4.8% from Liberal Democrats to Conservative
St Ives Liberal Democrat Andrew George 1,719 Lib Dem hold 10.4% from Liberal Democrats to Conservative
Truro & Falmouth Conservative Sarah Newton 435 Conservative gain from Lib Dem 5.0% from Liberal Democrats to Conservative

Results by constituency[edit]

St Ives[edit]

Party Candidate Votes[3] % ±%
Liberal Democrat Andrew George 19,619 42.7 -9.1
Conservative Derek Thomas 17,900 39.0 +11.7
Labour Philippa Latimer 3,751 8.2 -4.4
UKIP Mick Faulkner 2,560 5.6 +1.3
Green Tim Andrewes 1,308 2.8 -1.1
Cornish Democrat Jonathan Rogers 396 0.9 +0.9
Mebyon Kernow Simon Reed 387 0.8 +0.8
Majority 1,719 3.7
Turnout 45,921 68.6 +0.8

Truro & Falmouth[edit]

Party Candidate Votes[4] % ±%
Conservative Sarah Newton 20,349 41.7 +10.0
Liberal Democrat Terrye Teverson 19,914 40.8 -0.1
Labour Charlotte MacKenzie 4,697 9.6 -9.4
UKIP Harry Blakely 1,911 3.9 -1.8
Mebyon Kernow Loic Rich 1,039 2.1 -0.4
Green Ian Wright 858 1.8 +1.8
Majority 435 0.9
Turnout 48,768 69.1 +4.0

South East Cornwall[edit]

Party Candidate Votes[5] % ±%
Conservative Sheryll Murray 22,390 45.1 +10.1
Liberal Democrat Karen Gillard 19,170 38.6 -8.1
Labour Michael Sparling 3,507 7.1 -3.4
UKIP Stephanie McWilliam 3,083 6.2 +1.1
Green Roger Creagh-Osborne 826 1.7 +1.7
Mebyon Kernow Roger Holmes 641 1.3 -0.4
Majority 3,220 6.5
Turnout 49,617 68.7 +1.0

Camborne & Redruth[edit]

Party Candidate Votes[6] % ±%
Conservative George Eustice 15,969 37.6 +12.0
Liberal Democrat Julia Goldsworthy 15,903 37.4 +1.6
Labour Jude Robinson 6,945 16.3 -12.4
UKIP Derek Elliot 2,152 5.1 +0.3
Mebyon Kernow Loveday Jenkin 775 1.8 +0.9
Green Euan McPhee 581 1.4 +1.4
Socialist Labour Robert Hawkins 168 0.4 +0.4
Majority 66 0.2
Turnout 42,493 66.4 +4.0

St Austell & Newquay[edit]

Party Candidate Votes[7] % ±%
Liberal Democrat Stephen Gilbert 20,189 42.7 -4.5
Conservative Caroline Righton 18,877 40.0 +5.1
Labour Lee Jameson 3,386 7.2 -6.6
Mebyon Kernow Dick Cole 2,007 4.2 +4.2
UKIP Clive Medway 1,757 3.7 -0.4
British National Party James Fitton 1,022 2.2 +2.2
Majority 1,312 2.8
Turnout 47,238 61.9 -3.0

North Cornwall[edit]

Party Candidate Votes[8] % ±%
Liberal Democrat Dan Rogerson 22,512 48.1 +5.7
Conservative Sian Flynn 19,531 41.7 +6.3
UKIP Miriel O'Connor 2,300 4.9 -0.8
Labour Janet Hulme 1,971 4.2 -8.3
Mebyon Kernow Joanie Willett 530 1.1 -2.1
Majority 2,981 6.4
Turnout 46,844 68.2 +3.7

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