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

Historical results by party[edit]

1832 to 1868 (14 MPs)[edit]

Constituency 1832 1835 1837 38 40 1841 42 43 44 45 46 1847 49 1852 53 54 1857 58 1859 59 65 1865 66 68
Bodmin Peter C. Vivian Spry Wyld Michell J. C. Vivian Leveson-Gower
Spry Gardner Lacy Graves-Sawle Wyld Michell Wyld
Cornwall Eastern Molesworth R. H. Vivian W. Rashleigh T. J. Agar-Robartes -->
W. Salusbury-Trelawny Eliot Pole-Carew Kendall
Cornwall Western Wynne-Pendarves Williams St Aubyn -->
Lemon Boscawen-Rose Lemon Davey -->
Helston Lane-Fox Townshend Sackville Basset R. Vyvyan Trueman Rogers Young W. Brett
Launceston Hardinge Bowles Percy Haliburton Campbell Lopes
Liskeard C. Buller Crowder Grey Osborne A. Buller
Penryn & Falmouth Rolfe Hutchins J. C. Vivian Gwyn Baring --> Smith
Bury Freshfield Plumridge Mowatt Freshfield Gurney
St Ives Halse W. Praed Powlett Laffan Paull
Truro R. H. Vivian J. E. Vivian A. Smith --> J. C. Vivian
Tooke Turner H. Willyams H. Vivian E. Willyams M. Smith F. Williams

1868 to 1885 (13 MPs)[edit]

Constituency 1868 69 71 1874 74 76 77 78 1880 81 82 85
Bodmin Leveson-Gower
Cornwall Eastern E. Willyams C. Rashleigh T. C. Agar-Robartes Dyke Acland
J. Salusbury-Trelawney J. Tremayne Borlase
Cornwall Western St Aubyn
A. Vivian
Helston Young Molesworth-St Aubyn
Launceston Lopes Deakin Giffard Webster
Liskeard A. Buller Horsman Courtney
Penryn & Falmouth Fowler Jenkins
Eastwick Cole R. Brett
St Ives Magniac Davenport C. Praed Reed Ross
Truro J. C. Vivian McGarel-Hogg
F. Williams A. Tremayne E. Willyams

1885 to 1918 (7 MPs)[edit]

Constituency 1885 1886 87 1892 1895 98 1900 03 04 1906 06 08 Jan 1910 Dec 1910 12 15 16
Bodmin Courtney --> Molesworth Agar-Robartes Freeman-Thomas Grenfell Pole-Carew --> Hanson
Camborne Conybeare Strauss Caine Lawson Dunn F. Dyke Acland
Launceston C. Dyke-Acland Owen Moulton Marks
Penryn and Falmouth Jenkins Cavendish-Bentinck Horniman Barker Goldman
St Austell Borlase McArthur Agar-Robartes Layland-Barratt
St Ives St Aubyn --> Bolitho Hain --> Cory
Truro Bickford-Smith --> Williams Durning-Lawrence Morgan

1918 to 1950 (5 MPs)[edit]

Constituency 1918 1922 1923 1924 28 1929 1931 32 1935 37 39 41 1945 47
Bodmin Hanson Foot Harrison Foot Rathbone B. Rathbone Marshall
Camborne Dyke Acland Moreing Jones Moreing Jones Agnew
Cornwall North Marks --> --> Williams Maclean Dyke Acland Horabin -->
Penryn and Falmouth Nicholl Shipwright Mansel Pilcher Walters Petherick King
St Ives Cory Hawke Cory Hawke H. Runciman W. Runciman --> Beechman

1950 to 2010 (5 MPs)[edit]

Constituency 1950 1951 1955 1959 1964 1966 68 1970 Feb 1974 Oct 1974 1979 1983 87 1987 1992 1997 2001 2005
Cornwall North Roper Scott-Hopkins Pardoe Neale Tyler Rogerson
Bodmin / Cornwall South East (1983) Marshall Bessell Hicks Tyler Hicks Breed
Falmouth and Camborne Hayman Dunwoody Mudd Coe Atherton Goldsworthy
St Ives Howard Nott --> Harris George
Truro1 Wilson Dixon Penhaligon Taylor -->

1name changed to Truro and St Austell in 1997

2010 to present (6 MPs)[edit]

Constituency 2010 2015
Camborne and Redruth Eustice
North Cornwall Rogerson Mann
St Ives George Thomas
South East Cornwall Murray
St Austell and Newquay Gilbert Double
Truro and Falmouth Newton

Changes proposed in 2016[edit]

As part of the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies published in 2016 the Boundary Commission for England proposed the following constituencies to be fought at the Next United Kingdom general election:[6]

Party vote throughout history[edit]

1918 1922 1923 1924 1929 1931 1935 1945 1950 1951 1955 1959 1964 1966 1970 1974F 1974O 1979 1983 1987 1992 1997 2001 2005 2010 2015
Conservative 28.1% 32.8% 35.0% 40.9% 38.4% 33.6% 41.6% 33.8% 35.9% 41.1% 39.5% 35.7% 33.9% 34.3% 47.9% 42.0% 43.6% 50.6%
Labour 16.7% 8.6% 2.3% 9.7% 18.1% 8.5% 14.8% 25.4% 29.6% 33.3% 30.7% 27.5% 25.9% 27.8% 24.6% 19.6% 20.0% 12.6%
Liberal 43.7% 29.7% 52.6% 41.7% 42.4% 40.8% 32.9% 32.6% 26.2% 16.2% 20.8% 28.7% 32.8% 30.9% 27.0% 38.4% 35.2% 34.2%
Nat. Liberal 10.9% 28.9% 11.3% 10.3% 8.2% 8.3% 9.4% 9.0% 8.1% 7.3% 7.0%
Ind. Liberal 10.0% 1.0%
Others 0.6% 7.7% 1.2% 5.8% 0.4% 0.4% 0.1% 0.4% 0.3% 2.6%
Total vote 79,176 104,845 117,782 123,435 166,379 141,556 155,113 174,410 201,524 201,337 189,947 193,333 193,325 203,529 217,841 241,708 232,610 257,059

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 took the Party whip
  5. ^ Formerly the Liberal Party
  6. ^ "2018 Review - Intital proposals for South West England". Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 19 September 2016.