Truro and Falmouth (UK Parliament constituency)
|Truro and Falmouth|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Truro and Falmouth in Cornwall.
Location of Cornwall within England.
|Electorate||71,340 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Truro and Falmouth|
|Member of parliament||Sarah Newton (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Truro and St Austell, Falmouth and Camborne|
|European Parliament constituency||South West England|
The constituency was created for the 2010 general election, following a review of parliamentary representation in Cornwall by the Boundary Commission, which has increased the number of seats in the county from five to six. It replaces parts of the former Truro and St Austell and Falmouth and Camborne seats.
- Political history
The Truro and Falmouth has the same boundaries as the former district of Carrick, with the exception of the ward of Mount Hawke, which is part of the Camborne and Redruth seat. The main habitations in the constituency are the city of Truro and the town of Falmouth, after which it is named. Other settlements include Penryn, Perranporth, St Agnes and St Mawes.
The constituency has visitor attractions spanning diametrically opposite coasts, including Porthtowan and Perranporth, noted for beaches. Falmouth abounds with restaurants, places to stay and sailing and motor yacht facilities. However industries and businesses are not dominated by the arts or leisure and also rely on maritime maintenance, hospitality, tourism, retail, distribution and agriculture. Workless claimants, registered jobseekers, were in November 2012 lower than the national average of 3.8%, at 3.0% of the population based on a statistical compilation by The Guardian.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2015: Truro and Falmouth|
|National Health Action||Rik Evans|
|Mebyon Kernow||Stephen Richardson|
|Liberal Democrat||Simon Rix|
Labour initially selected Hanna Toms, until she withdrew in February 2015.
|General election 2010: Truro and Falmouth|
|Liberal Democrat||Terrye Teverson||19,914||40.8||-0.1|
|Mebyon Kernow||Loic Rich||1,039||2.1||-0.4|
|Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat||Swing||+5.1|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Fifth periodical report – Volume 4 Mapping for the Non-Metropolitan Counties and the Unitary Authorities, The Stationery Office, 26 February 2007, ISBN 0-10-170322-8
- 2010 post-revision map non-metropolitan areas and unitary authorities of England
- Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "T" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Briton, West (10 October 2013). "Rich aims to become MP". Retrieved 24 January 2015.
- "Stephen Richardson PPC page". Mebyon Kernow. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
- "Labour Parliamentary candidate for Truro and Falmouth withdraws". West Britain. 9 February 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
- Lavery, Kevin (20 April 2010). "Truro and Falmouth statement of persons nominated and notice of poll" (PDF). Acting Returning Officer, Cornwall Council. Retrieved 20 April 2010.