List of Parliamentary constituencies in Cornwall

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The ceremonial county of Cornwall, which includes the Isles of Scilly, is divided into six Parliamentary constituencies. They are all County constituencies.

Parliamentary history of Cornwall[edit]

For information on historical constituencies in Cornwall, see Parliamentary representation from Cornwall.

Constituencies[edit]

      † Conservative       ‡ Labour       ¤ Liberal Democrat

Constituency Electorate[1] Majority[nb 1] Member of Parliament 2nd-placed candidate Electoral wards[2][3] Map
Camborne and Redruth 66,944 7,004   George Eustice Michael Foster‡ Carrick District Council: Mount Hawke. Kerrier District Council: 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, Wendron. Penwith District Council: Gwinear, Gwithian and Hayle East, Hayle North, Hayle South.
A small constituency. It is situated in the south west of the county, although it borders another constituency located further south west.
North Cornwall 67,192 6,621 Scott Mann Dan Rogerson¤ North Cornwall District Council: Allan, Altarnun, Blisland and St Breward, Bodmin St Mary’s, Bodmin St Petroc, Bude, Camelford, Camelot, Grenville, Lanivet, Launceston, Marhamchurch, North Petherwin, Padstow and District, Poughill and Stratton, St Endellion and St Kew, St Minver, South Petherwin, Stokeclimsland, Tremaine, Valency, Wadebridge, Week St Mary and Whitstone.
A large constituency in the north of the county.
St Austell and Newquay 76,607 8,173 Steve Double Steve Gilbert¤ Restormel Borough Council: Bethel, Crinnis, Edgcumbe North, Edgcumbe South, Fowey and Tywardreath, Gannel, Gover, Mevagissey, Mount Charles, Poltair, Rialton, Rock, St Blaise, St Columb, St Enoder, St Ewe, St Stephen, Treverbyn.
A medium constituency located in the center of the county.
St Ives 67,282 2,469 Derek Thomas Andrew George¤ Kerrier District Council: Breage and Crowan, Grade-Ruan and Landewednack, Helston North, Helston South, Meneage, Mullion, Porthleven and Sithney, St Keverne. Penwith District Council: Goldsithney, Gulval and Heamoor, Lelant and Carbis Bay, Ludgvan and Towednack, Madron and Zennor, Marazion and Perranuthnoe, Morvah, Pendeen and St Just, Penzance Central, Penzance East, Penzance Promenade, Penzance South,

St Buryan, St Erth and St Hilary, St Ives North, St Ives South. Isles of Scilly.

A medium constituency located in the extreme south west of the county.
South East Cornwall 71,071 16,995   Sheryll Murray Phil Hutty¤ Caradon District Council: Callington, Calstock, Deviock and Sheviock, Dobwalls and District, Duloe, Lansallos and Pelynt, Landrake and St Dominick, Lanteglos and St Veep, Liskeard North, Liskeard South, Looe and St Martin, Lynher, Menheniot and St Ive, Millbrook, Rame Peninsula, St Cleer and St Neot, St Germans, Saltash Burraton, Saltash Essa, Saltash Pill, Saltash St Stephens, Torpoint East, Torpoint West. Restormel Borough Council: Lostwithiel.
A medium-sized constituency found in the south east of the county.
Truro and Falmouth 73,601 14,000   Sarah Newton Simon Rix¤ Carrick District Council: Arwenack, Boscawen, Boslowick, Carland, Feock and Kea, Kenwyn and Chacewater, Moresk, Mylor, Newlyn and Goonhavern, Penryn, Penwerris, Perranporth, Probus, Roseland, St Agnes, Tregolls, Trehaverne and Gloweth, Trescobeas.
A medium constituency located in the centre of the county. Due to the elongated shape of the county, no constituencies border it to the north or the south despite its central location.

Results[edit]

1983 1987 1992 1997
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2001 2005 2010 2015
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Party breakdown[edit]

Current seats held by party (percentage)
Year Conservative Party[4] Labour Party Liberal Democrats[5] Total
2015 6 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6
2010 3 (50%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 6
2005 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%) 5
2001 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%) 5
1997 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%) 5
1992 3 (60%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 5
1987 4 (80%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 5
1983 4 (80%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 5
1979 4 (80%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 5
1974 (Oct) 3 (60%) 0 (20%) 2 (40%) 5
1974 (Feb) 3 (60%) 0 (20%) 2 (40%) 5
1970 4 (80%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 5
1966 2 (40%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 5
1964 3 (60%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 5
1959 4 (80%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 5
1955 4 (80%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 5
1951 4 (80%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 5
1950 4 (80%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 5
1945 3 1 1 5
1935 4 0 1 5
1931 3 0 2 5
1929 5
1924 5
1923 5
1922 5
1918 5

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2015 Electorates". 
  2. ^ "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007". Office of Public Sector Information. Crown copyright. 13 June 2007. Retrieved 7 November 2009. 
  3. ^ Boundary Commission for England pp. 1004–1007
  4. ^ [[National Liberal Party (UK, 1931)|]] took the Party whip
  5. ^ Formerly the [[Liberal Party (UK)|]]