North Cornwall (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 50°41′20″N 4°35′38″W / 50.689°N 4.594°W / 50.689; -4.594

North Cornwall
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of North Cornwall in Cornwall for the 2010 general election.
Outline map
Location of Cornwall within England.
County Cornwall
Electorate 68,206 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Bodmin, Bude, Camelford, Launceston, Padstow and Wadebridge
Current constituency
Created 1918
Member of Parliament Dan Rogerson (Liberal Democrat)
Number of members One
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency South West England
Sketchmap of 2010 parliamentary constituencies in Cornwall - click to enlarge
The North Cornwall constituency shown within Cornwall and Devon, 1918-1945

North Cornwall is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2005 by Dan Rogerson, a Liberal Democrat.[n 2]

History[edit]

This constituency was created under the Representation of the People Act 1918 and in political terms is a relatively long-held seat by two successive politicians who are members of the Liberal Democrats, having won the seat from a Conservative in 1992 and held it since.

Boundaries[edit]

Following the review by the Boundary Commission taking effect at the 2010 general election, the North Cornwall constituency shares the same area as the former North Cornwall district. Before 2010, it covered a larger area, including a number of wards from the former Restormel district (Edgcumbe North, Edgcumbe South, Gannel, Rialton, Rock, St Columb and St Enoder) and the town of Newquay, which have been transferred to the new St Austell and Newquay seat. The Stoke Climsland ward has been added from South East Cornwall to North Cornwall which leaves electoral wards:[2]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[4] Party
1918 Sir George Croydon Marks Liberal
1924 Alfred Martyn Williams Conservative
1929 Sir Donald Maclean Liberal
1932 by-election Sir Francis Dyke Acland Liberal
1939 by-election Thomas Lewis Horabin Liberal
1946 Independent
1947 Labour
1950 Sir Harold Roper Conservative
1959 James Scott-Hopkins Conservative
1966 John Wentworth Pardoe Liberal
1979 Gerry Neale Conservative[n 3]
1992 Paul Tyler Liberal Democrat[n 4]
2005 Dan Rogerson Liberal Democrat

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: North Cornwall[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Julie Lingard
Conservative Scott Mann [6]
Green Amanda Pennington [7]
Liberal Democrat Dan Rogerson
General Election 2010: North Cornwall[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
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 Willet 530 1.1 -2.1
Majority 2,981 6.4
Turnout 46,844 68.2 +3.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -0.3

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: North Cornwall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Dan Rogerson 23,842 42.6 -9.4
Conservative Mark Formosa 20,766 37.1 +3.3
Labour David Acton 6,636 11.9 +2.2
UKIP David Campbell-Bannerman 3,063 5.5 +1.1
Mebyon Kernow Dick Cole 1,351 2.4 N/A
Veritas Alan Eastwood 324 0.6 N/A
Majority 3,076 5.5
Turnout 55,982 64.5 +0.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -6.4
General Election 2001: North Cornwall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Paul Tyler 28,082 52.0 -1.1
Conservative John Weller 18,250 33.8 +4.3
Labour Michael Goodman 5,257 9.7 +0.3
UKIP Steve Protz 2,394 4.4 N/A
Majority 9,832 18.2
Turnout 53,983 63.8 -9.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -2.7

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: North Cornwall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Paul Tyler 31,100 53.2 +5.8
Conservative Nigel Linacre 17,253 29.5 -14.8
Labour Anne Lindo 5,523 9.4 +2.9
Referendum Party Felicity Odam 3,636 6.2 N/A
Mebyon Kernow John Bolitho 645 1.1 N/A
Liberal Rif Winfield 186 0.3 -0.8
Natural Law Nicholas Creswell 152 0.3 +0.1
Majority 13,847 23.7
Turnout 58,495 73.05
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +10.3[n 5]
General Election 1992: Cornwall North[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Paul Tyler 29,696 47.4 +5.5
Conservative Sir Gerry Neale 27,775 44.3 −7.4
Labour Frank R. Jordan 4,103 6.6 +0.1
Liberal Phillip J. Andrews 678 1.1 −40.8
Independent Geoffrey Rowe 276 0.4 +0.4
Natural Law Mrs RH Treadwell 112 0.2 +0.2
Majority 1,921 3.1 −6.8
Turnout 62,640 82.1 +2.3
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing +6.5

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Cornwall North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Gerry Neale 29,862 51.70 -0.72
Liberal Michael N. Mitchell 24,180 41.9 -1.1
Labour C. Herries 3,719 6.4 +2.5
Majority 6,682 9.8
Turnout 79.8
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Cornwall North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Gerry Neale 28,146 52.4 +0.8
Liberal D. Chambers 23,087 43.0 -0.8
Labour J. Hayday 2,096 3.9 -0.7
Cornish Nationalist J.C.A. Whetter 364 0.4 N/A
Majority 5,059 9.4
Turnout 80.4
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Cornwall North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Gerry Neale 24,489 51.65 +9.65
Liberal John Wentworth Pardoe 20,742 43.75 -7.5
Labour R.B. Tremlett 1,514 3.19 3.2
Ecology J. Faull 442 0.93 N/A
National Front R. Bridgwater 224 0.47 N/A
Majority 3,747 7.90
Turnout 86.08
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +8.58
General Election October 1974: Cornwall North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Wentworth Pardoe 21,368 51.25 -6.65
Conservative Gerry Neale 17,512 42.00
Labour R. Tremlett 2,663 6.39
Anti Party System R.J. Bridgwater 148 0.35
Majority 3,856 9.25
Turnout 80.52
Liberal hold Swing
  • February 1974; new constituency boundaries applied.
General Election February 1974: Cornwall North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Wentworth Pardoe 25,667 57.90
Conservative Trixie Gardner 16,938 38.21
Labour J.B. Benjamin 1,726 3.89
Majority 8,729 19.69
Turnout 86.29
Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1970: Cornwall North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Wentworth Pardoe 19,863 48.64
Conservative S.J. Day 19,223 47.10
Labour E.W.J. Hill 1,741 4.26
Majority 630 1.54
Turnout 85.11
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: Cornwall North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Wentworth Pardoe 18,460 48.50
Conservative James Sidney Rawdon Scott-Hopkins 16,952 44.54
Labour R.S. Wills 2,647 6.95
Majority 1,508 3.96
Turnout 87.53
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1964: Cornwall North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Sidney Rawdon Scott-Hopkins 16,352 45.68
Liberal Meddon Bruton 15,683 43.81
Labour R.S. Dash 3,497 9.77
Independent E.G.C. Voullaire 265 0.74
Majority 669 1.87
Turnout 83.10
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Cornwall North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Sidney Rawdon Scott-Hopkins 16,701 46.65
Liberal Edwin Thomas Malindine 15,712 43.89
Labour W.C. Ferman 3,389 9.47
Majority 989 2.76
Turnout 83.72
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1955: Cornwall North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Harold Roper 16,824 47.38
Liberal Edwin Thomas Malindine 15,220 42.86
Labour V.E. Cornford 3,465 9.76
Majority 1,604 4.52
Turnout 82.30
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1951: Cornwall North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Harold Roper 18,009 48.77
Liberal Dingle Mackintosh Foot 12,869 34.85
Labour W.C. Ferman 6,049 16.38
Majority 5,140 13.92
Turnout 85.71
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1950: Cornwall North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Harold Roper 17,059 46.6
Liberal Dingle Mackintosh Foot 13,987 38.3
Labour Herbert Leslie Richardson 5,521 15.1
Majority 3,072 8.4
Turnout 85.9
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Cornwall North

Electorate 49,033

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Thomas Lewis Horabin 18,836 52.9
Conservative Thomas Percy Fulford 16,171 45.4
Independent Labour John Hazlewood Worrall 626 1.8
Majority 2,665 7.5
Turnout 35,633 72.7
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

North Cornwall by-election, 1939: North Cornwall

Electorate 41,191

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Thomas Lewis Horabin 17,072 52.2 +0.9
Conservative E. R. Whitehouse 15,608 47.8 -0.9
Majority 1,464 4.4 +1.8
Turnout 32,680 79.3 -0.6
Liberal hold Swing +0.9
  • Death of Acland 9 June 1939
1935 general election: North Cornwall

Electorate 41,164

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Rt Hon. Sir Francis Dyke Acland 16,872 51.3 -1.1
Conservative E. R. Whitehouse 16,036 48.7 +1.1
Majority 836 2.6 -2.2
Turnout 32,908 79.9 -0.9
Liberal hold Swing -1.1
North Cornwall by-election, 1932: North Cornwall

Electorate 40,020

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Rt Hon. Sir Francis Dyke Acland 16,933 52.4 +3.3
Conservative Alfred Martyn Williams 15,387 47.6 +2.3
Majority 1,546 4.8 +1.0
Turnout 32,320 80.8 -4.9
Liberal hold Swing
  • Death of Maclean 15 June 1932
1931 general election: North Cornwall

Electorate 40,020

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Rt Hon. Sir Donald Maclean 16,867 49.1 -0.6
Conservative Alfred Martyn Williams 16,526 45.3 +3.0
Labour Arthur Bennett 1,907 5.6 -2.4
Majority 1,341 3.8 -3.6
Turnout 35,300 85.7 -0.4
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

Sir Donald Maclean
1929 general election: North Cornwall

Electorate 38,711

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Rt Hon. Sir Donald Maclean 16,586 49.7
Conservative Alfred Martyn Williams 14,095 42.3
Labour F. E. Church 2,654 8.0
Majority 2,491 7.4
Turnout 33,335 86.1
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1924: North Cornwall

Electorate 30,202

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist Alfred Martyn Williams 12,639 53.6 +10.1
Liberal Sir George Croydon Marks 10,927 46.4 -10.1
Majority 1,712 7.2 20.2
Turnout 23,566 78.0
Unionist gain from Liberal Swing
General Election 1923: North Cornwall

Electorate 29,120

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir George Croydon Marks 12,434 56.5 n/a
Unionist Charles A. Petrie 9,581 43.5 n/a
Majority 2,853 13.0 n/a
Turnout 22,015 75.6 n/a
Liberal hold Swing n/a
General Election 1922: North Cornwall

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Liberal Sir George Croydon Marks unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918: North Cornwall

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sir George Croydon Marks unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal hold Swing n/a

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. ^ Knighted in 1991
  4. ^ Granted a peerage in 2005
  5. ^ The largest two-party swing in this election was (Con-Ref): 10.5%
References

Sources[edit]

  • British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Macmillan Press 1977)