Truro and Falmouth (UK Parliament constituency)
|Truro and Falmouth|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Truro and Falmouth in Cornwall
Location of Cornwall within England
|Major settlements||Truro and Falmouth|
|Member of Parliament||Sarah Newton (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Truro and St Austell, Falmouth and Camborne|
|European Parliament constituency||South West England|
Truro and Falmouth is a constituency[n 1] that has been represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its creation in 2010 by Sarah Newton, a Conservative MP.[n 2] On 28 October 2019 she announced that she would not stand at the next election.
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. It replaces parts of the former Truro and St Austell and Falmouth and Camborne seats.
- Political history
In the 2017 general election, the constituency was held by the Conservative, although the constituency experienced a 22.5% surge in the Labour vote (the third largest in the UK) - an 11.4% swing that nearly broke the Tories' seven-year hold on the seat. The 37.7% of the vote in Truro and Falmouth achieved by Labour marked their highest share of the vote in a seat incorporating Truro in 47 years.
The former District of Carrick wards of 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, and Trescobeas.
The Truro and Falmouth constituency has the same boundaries as the former district of Carrick, with the exception of the ward of Mount Hawke, which is part of the Camborne and Redruth seat. The main settlements in the constituency are the city of Truro and the town of Falmouth, after which it is named. Other settlements include Penryn, Perranporth, St Agnes and St Mawes.
The constituency has visitor attractions spanning diametrically opposite coasts, including Porthtowan and Perranporth, noted for beaches. Falmouth abounds with restaurants, places to stay, as well as sailing and motor-yacht facilities. However, industries and businesses are not dominated by the arts or leisure and chiefly rely on maritime maintenance, hospitality, tourism, retail, distribution, and agriculture. In November 2012, unemployed people and registered jobseekers were lower than the national average of 3.8%, at 3.0% of the population based on a statistical compilation by The Guardian.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Ruth Gripper|
|Liberal Democrat||Rob Nolan||8,465||14.9||-1.9|
|Liberal Democrat||Simon Rix||8,681||16.8||-24.0|
|Mebyon Kernow||Stephen Richardson||563||1.1||-1.0|
|National Health Action||Rik Evans||526||1.0||N/A|
|Principles of Politics||Stanley Guffogg||37||0.1||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||Terrye Teverson||19,914||40.8||-0.1|
|Mebyon Kernow||Loic Rich||1,039||2.1||-0.4|
|Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat||Swing||+5.1|
Notes and references
- "England Parliamentary electorates 2010-2018". Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
- "Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton to stand down at next election". Cornwall Live. 28 October 2019.
- Truro and Falmouth 2017 Election Results - BBC.co.uk, Retrieved 11 June 2017
- Fifth periodical report – Volume 4 Mapping for the Non-Metropolitan Counties and the Unitary Authorities, The Stationery Office, 26 February 2007, ISBN 0-10-170322-8
- 2010 post-revision map non-metropolitan areas and unitary authorities of England
- Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "T" (part 2)
- "Cherilyn Mackrory is election candidate for Truro and Falmouth Tories". Falmouth Packet. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
- "Parliamentary Candidate". Truro & Falmouth Labour. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
- "Parliamentary Candidate". Mark Pack. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
- "Prospective General Election Candidates". Green Party. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
- "Truro & Falmouth parliamentary constituency - Election 2017". BBC News. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Truro and Falmouth - 2015 Election Results - General Elections Online". geo.digiminster.com. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- Lavery, Kevin (20 April 2010). "Truro and Falmouth statement of persons nominated and notice of poll" (PDF). Acting Returning Officer, Cornwall Council. Retrieved 20 April 2010.