Camborne and Redruth (UK Parliament constituency)

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Camborne and Redruth
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Camborne and Redruth in Cornwall.
Outline map
Location of Cornwall within England.
County Cornwall
Electorate 64,798 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of Parliament George Eustice (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Falmouth and Camborne
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency South West England
Sketchmap of 2010 parliamentary constituencies in Cornwall - click to enlarge

Camborne and Redruth /kæmbɔrn ænd rɛdrθ/ is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its 2010 creation by George Eustice of the Conservative Party.[n 2]

History[edit]

The constituency was created for the 2010 general election, following a review of parliamentary representation in Cornwall by the Boundary Commission, which increased the number of seats in the county from five to six.,[2] primarily as the successor to Falmouth and Camborne.

Boundaries[edit]

In addition to the towns of Camborne and Redruth, which were both previously in the Falmouth and Camborne seat, this seat has the village of Mount Hawke from the former Truro and St Austell seat and the western town of Hayle, transferred from the St Ives constituency.

As the Boundary Commission review was conducted before their abolition, the constituency is formed from wards.[n 3][3]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[4] Party
2010 George Eustice Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General election 2015: Camborne and Redruth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Eustice [5]
Labour Michael Foster [6]
Green Geoff Garbett [7]
Liberal Democrat Julia Goldsworthy* [8]
Mebyon Kernow Loveday Jenkin [9]
UKIP Dr Robert Smith
General election 2010: Camborne and Redruth[10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
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 +3.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +5.2
* Served as the MP for Falmouth and Camborne from 2005, until its abolition in 2010

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
  3. ^ From the former districts of Kerrier, Penwith and Carrick,
  4. ^ From Carrick
  5. ^ From Kerrier
  6. ^ From Penwith
References