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
Population 85,436 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate 64,798 (December 2010)[2]
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 /kæmbɔːrn 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.,[3] primarily as the successor to Falmouth and Camborne.

Boundaries[edit]

The District of Kerrier wards of Camborne North, Camborne South, Camborne West, Constantine, Gweek and Mawnan, Illogan North, Illogan South, Mabe and Budock, Redruth North, Redruth South, St Day, Lanner and Carharrack, Stithians, and Wendron, the District of Penwith wards of Gwinear, Gwithian and Hayle East, Hayle North, and Hayle South, and the District of Carrick ward of Mount Hawke.

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.

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[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Eustice 18,452 40.2 +2.6
Labour Michael Foster 11,448 25.0 +8.6
UKIP Bob Smith 6,776 14.8 +9.7
Liberal Democrat Julia Goldsworthy* 5,687 12.4 -25.0
Green Geoff Garbett 2,608 5.7 +4.3
Mebyon Kernow Loveday Jenkin 897 2.0 +0.1
Majority 7,004 15.3 +15.1
Turnout 45,868 68.5 +2.1
Conservative hold Swing -3.0
General Election 2010: Camborne and Redruth[6][7][8]
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[edit]

  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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Camborne and Redruth: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 9 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Final recommendations for Parliamentary constituencies in the county of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly". Boundary Commission for England. 9 January 2005. Retrieved 1 January 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  5. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  7. ^ Lavery, Kevin (20 April 2010). "Camborne and Redruth statement of persons nominated and notice of poll" (PDF). Acting Returning Officer, Cornwall Council. Retrieved 20 April 2010. 
  8. ^ General Election 2010 - Camborne & Redruth BBC News

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