Falmouth and Camborne (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 50°11′42″N 5°10′48″W / 50.195°N 5.180°W / 50.195; -5.180

Falmouth and Camborne
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Falmouth and Camborne in Cornwall for the 2005 general election.
Outline map
Location of Cornwall within England.
County Cornwall
Major settlements Falmouth, Camborne, Redruth
19502010
Number of members One
Replaced by Camborne and Redruth, Truro and Falmouth
Created from Camborne, Penryn and Falmouth

Falmouth and Camborne was, from 1950 until 2010, a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

History[edit]

The Falmouth and Camborne seat was created in 1950, succeeding the former Camborne constituency. The seat had an industrial tradition, mostly in tin mining. The seat alternated between the Labour and Conservative parties until 2005, when it was won by Julia Goldsworthy of the Liberal Democrats.

The former gold medal-winning athlete Sebastian Coe represented this seat as a Conservative from 1992 until his defeat by Labour in 1997.

Boundaries[edit]

1950-1983: The Municipal Boroughs of Falmouth and Penryn, the Urban District of Camborne-Redruth, and parts of the Rural Districts of Kerrier, Truro, and West Penwith.

1983-1997: The District of Kerrier wards of Camborne North, Camborne South, Camborne West, Constantine, Illogan North, Illogan South, Mabe and St Gluvias, Mawnan and Budock, Redruth North, Redruth South, St Day and Lanner, and Stithians, and the District of Carrick wards of Arwenack, Mylor, Penryn, Penwerris, Smithick, and Trevethan.

1997-2010: The District of Kerrier wards of Camborne North, Camborne South, Camborne West, Constantine and Gweek, Illogan North, Illogan South, Mabe and St Gluvias, Mawnan and Budock, Redruth North, Redruth South, St Day and Lanner, and Stithians, and the District of Carrick wards of Arwenack, Mylor, Penryn, Penwerris, Smithick, and Trevethan.

Boundary changes[edit]

Following its review of parliamentary representation in Cornwall, the Boundary Commission for England abolished this constituency at the 2010 general election. The new Camborne and Redruth seat took most of the electoral wards from this seat, while the remaining wards form part of the new Truro and Falmouth constituency.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
1950 Harold Hayman Labour
1966 John Dunwoody Labour
1970 David Mudd Conservative
1992 Sebastian Coe Conservative
1997 Candy Atherton Labour
2005 Julia Goldsworthy Liberal Democrat
2010 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1950: Falmouth & Camborne[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harold Hayman 18,988 43.16 n/a
Conservative Peter Agnew 16,997 38.63 n/a
Liberal Gilbert Granville Sharp 8,013 18.21 n/a
Majority 1,991 4.53 n/a
Turnout 82.63
Labour win
General Election 1951: Falmouth & Camborne [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harold Hayman 20,850 46.29
Conservative Nigel Nicolson 19,847 44.07
Liberal Stuart Townend 4,343 9.64
Majority 1,003 2.23
Turnout 83.61
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1955: Falmouth & Camborne [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harold Hayman 21,587 51.24
Conservative Percy P. King 20,540 48.76
Majority 1,047 2.49
Turnout 78.32
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1959: Falmouth & Camborne [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harold Hayman 20,083 45.79
Conservative Alison Margaret Tennant 15,886 36.22
Liberal Alan Gibson 7,890 17.99
Majority 4,197 9.57
Turnout 81.58
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1964: Falmouth and Camborne [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harold Hayman 18,847 44.53
Conservative Robert Boscawen 15,921 37.61
Liberal Edmund Henry Hambly 7,559 17.86
Majority 2,926 6.91
Turnout 77.57
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1966: Falmouth and Camborne [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Dunwoody 21,394 46.85
Conservative Robert Boscawen 18,131 39.70
Liberal Manuela Sykes 6,144 13.45
Majority 3,263 7.14
Turnout 82.55
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1970: Falmouth and Camborne [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Mudd 21,477 44.53
Labour John Dunwoody 19,954 41.37
Liberal Alfred George Sherman T Davey 5,843 12.11
Mebyon Kernow Richard Jenkin 960 1.99
Majority 1,523 3.16
Turnout 77.74
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
General Election February 1974: Falmouth and Camborne [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Mudd 22,500 41.87
Labour Michael George Dalling 18,236 33.94
Liberal Alfred George Sherman Davey 13,000 24.19
Majority 4,264 7.94
Turnout 80.91
Conservative hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Falmouth and Camborne [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Mudd 23,950 47.22
Labour Michael George Dalling 18,094 35.68
Liberal Edmund Thomas Sara 6,428 12.67
Independent Liberal Alfred George Sherman Davey 2,246 4.43
Majority 5,856 11.55
Turnout 75.79
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1979: Falmouth and Camborne [11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Mudd 30,523 56.68
Labour Peter M Tebbutt 13,923 25.85
Liberal J Hall-Say 7,489 13.91
Mebyon Kernow L Truran 1,637 3.04
National Front M. Swingler 280 0.52
Majority 16,600 30.83
Turnout 77.26
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1983: Falmouth and Camborne[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Mudd 24,614 50.00
Social Democratic D. Fieldsend 13,589 27.60
Labour A. Bunt 10,446 21.22
Mebyon Kernow Richard Jenkin 582 1.18
Majority 11,025 22.39
Turnout 75.02
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1987: Falmouth and Camborne[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Mudd 23,725 43.89
Social Democratic Jonathan Marks 18,686 34.57
Labour John Cosgrove 11,271 20.85
Monster Raving Loony Frederick Zapp 373 0.69
Majority 5,039 9.32
Turnout 78.78
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1992: Falmouth and Camborne[14][15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sebastian Coe 21,150 36.9 −7.0
Liberal Democrat Terrye Jones 17,883 31.2 −3.4
Labour John Cosgrove 16,732 29.2 +8.3
Liberal Paul T. Holmes 730 1.3 +1.3
Green Kevin J. Saunders 466 0.8 +0.8
Monster Raving Loony Frederick Zapp 327 0.6 −0.1
Natural Law Andrew J. Pringle 56 0.1 +0.1
Majority 3,267 5.7 −3.6
Turnout 57,344 81.1 +2.3
Conservative hold Swing −1.8
General Election 1997: Falmouth and Camborne[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Candy Atherton 18,151 33.8 +4.6
Conservative Sebastian Coe 15,463 28.8 -8.1
Liberal Democrat Terrye Jones 13,512 25.2 -6.0
Referendum Peter de Savary 3,534 6.6
Independent Labour John Geach 1,691 3.2
Liberal Paul T. Holmes 527 1.0 -0.3
UKIP Robert Smith 355 0.7
Mebyon Kernow Ruth Lewarne 238 0.4
Monster Raving Loony Gary Glitter 161 0.3 -0.3
Majority 2,688 5.0
Turnout 53,632 75.1 -6.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2001: Falmouth and Camborne[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Candy Atherton 18,532 39.6 +5.7
Conservative Nick Serpell 14,005 29.9 +1.1
Liberal Democrat Julian Brazil 11,453 24.5 -0.7
UKIP John Browne 1,328 2.8 +2.2
Mebyon Kernow Hilda Wasley 853 1.8 +1.4
Liberal Paul T Holmes 649 1.4 +0.4
Majority 4,527 9.7
Turnout 46,820 64.3 -10.8
Labour hold Swing
General Election 2005: Falmouth and Camborne[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Julia Goldsworthy 16,747 34.9 +10.4
Labour Candy Atherton 14,861 31.0 -8.6
Conservative Ashley Crossley 12,644 26.3 -3.6
UKIP Michael Mahon 1,820 3.8 +1.0
Independent David Mudd 961 2.0 +2.0
Liberal Paul T Holmes 423 0.9 -0.5
Mebyon Kernow Hilda Wasley 370 0.8 -1.0
Veritas Peter Gifford 128 0.3 +0.3
Removal Of Tetramasts In Cornwall Richard Smith 61 0.1 +0.1
Majority 1,886 3.9
Turnout 48,015 67.1 2.8
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing 9.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "F" [self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results 1950-1973, Craig, F. W. S.
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results 1950-1973, Craig, F. W. S.
  4. ^ British parliamentary election results 1950-1973, Craig, F. W. S.
  5. ^ British parliamentary election results 1950-1973, Craig, F. W. S.
  6. ^ British parliamentary election results 1950-1973, Craig, F. W. S.
  7. ^ British parliamentary election results 1950-1973, Craig, F. W. S.
  8. ^ British parliamentary election results 1950-1973, Craig, F. W. S.
  9. ^ British parliamentary election results 1974-1983, Craig, F. W. S.
  10. ^ British parliamentary election results 1974-1983, Craig, F. W. S.
  11. ^ British parliamentary election results 1974-1983, Craig, F. W. S.
  12. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  13. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  14. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  15. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010. 
  16. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  17. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  18. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.