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
CountyCornwall
Population85,436 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate66,534 (2018)[2]
Current constituency
Created2010
Member of ParliamentGeorge Eustice (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromFalmouth and Camborne, St Ives
Sketchmap of 2010 parliamentary constituencies in Cornwall - click to enlarge

Camborne and Redruth /kæmbɔːrn ænd rɛdrθ/ is a parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom.[n 1][n 2] The seat is in Cornwall on the South West Peninsula of England, and is currently represented by the Conservative Environment Secretary George Eustice.

History[edit]

The constituency was created for the 2010 general election, primarily as the successor to Falmouth and Camborne, 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]

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.

The Conservatives are strongest around the more rural parts of the seat, whereas the towns of Camborne, Redruth and Hayle are more favourable to Labour.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[4] Party
2010 George Eustice Conservative

Elections[edit]

Camborne electoral history

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General election 2019: Camborne and Redruth [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Eustice 26,764 53.1 Increase 5.7
Labour Paul Farmer 18,064 35.9 Decrease 8.3
Liberal Democrats Florence MacDonald 3,504 7.0 Increase 0.8
Green Karen La Borde 1,359 2.7 Increase 0.5
Liberal Paul Holmes 676 1.3 Increase 1.3
Majority 8,700 17.2 Increase 13.9
Turnout 50,277 71.7 Decrease 0.1
Conservative hold Swing Increase 7.0
General election 2017: Camborne and Redruth[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Eustice 23,001 47.5 Increase 7.2
Labour Graham Winter 21,424 44.2 Increase 19.3
Liberal Democrats Geoff Williams 2,979 6.1 Decrease 6.3
Green Geoff Garbett 1,052 2.2 Decrease 3.5
Majority 1,577 3.3 Decrease 12.0
Turnout 48,456 71.8 Increase3.3
Conservative hold Swing Decrease 6.0
General election 2015: Camborne and Redruth[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Eustice 18,452 40.2 Increase 2.6
Labour Michael Foster 11,448 25.0 Increase 8.6
UKIP Bob Smith 6,776 14.8 Increase 9.7
Liberal Democrats Julia Goldsworthy* 5,687 12.4 Decrease 25.0
Green Geoff Garbett 2,608 5.7 Increase 4.3
Mebyon Kernow Loveday Jenkin 897 2.0 Increase 0.1
Majority 7,004 15.3 Increase 15.1
Turnout 45,868 68.5 Increase 2.1
Conservative hold Swing Decrease 3.0
General election 2010: Camborne and Redruth[8][9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Eustice 15,969 37.6 Increase 12.0
Liberal Democrats Julia Goldsworthy* 15,903 37.4 Increase 1.6
Labour Jude Robinson 6,945 16.3 Decrease 12.4
UKIP Derek Elliot 2,152 5.1 Increase 0.3
Mebyon Kernow Loveday Jenkin 775 1.8 Increase 0.9
Green Euan McPhee 581 1.4 Increase 1.4
Socialist Labour Robert Hawkins 168 0.4 Increase 0.4
Majority 66 0.2 N/A
Turnout 42,493 66.4 Increase 3.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing Increase 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. ^ "England Parliamentary electorates 2010-2018". Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Final recommendations for Parliamentary constituencies in the county of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly". Boundary Commission for England. 9 January 2005. Archived from the original on 2 November 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2010.
  4. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 1)
  5. ^ "Camborne & Redruth parliamentary constituency". BBC News.
  6. ^ "Camborne & Redruth parliamentary constituency". BBC News.
  7. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ General Election 2010 - Camborne & Redruth BBC News

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°10′48″N 5°13′12″W / 50.1800°N 5.2200°W / 50.1800; -5.2200