North Cornwall (UK Parliament constituency)


North Cornwall (UK Parliament constituency)

Coordinates: 50°41′20″N 4°35′38″W / 50.689°N 4.594°W / 50.689; -4.594

North Cornwall
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of North Cornwall in Cornwall for the 2010 general election.
Outline map
Location of Cornwall within England.
County Cornwall
Electorate 68,206 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1918 (1918)
Member of Parliament Dan Rogerson (Liberal Democrat)
Number of members One
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency South West England
Sketchmap of 2010 parliamentary constituencies in Cornwall - click to enlarge
The North Cornwall constituency shown within Cornwall and Devon, 1918-1945.

North Cornwall is a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Contents

Boundaries

Following the review by the Boundary Commission for England taking effect at the 2010 general election, the North Cornwall constituency shares the same area as the former North Cornwall district. Before 2010, it covered a larger area, including a number of wards from the former Restormel district (Edgcumbe North, Edgcumbe South, Gannel, Rialton, Rock, St Columb and St Enoder) and the town of Newquay, which have been transferred to the new St Austell and Newquay seat. The Stoke Climsland ward has been moved from South East Cornwall to North Cornwall.[2]

This area of Cornwall has long been a traditional electoral battleground between Conservative and Liberal candidates with Labour trailing behind in third place, however, as of 2010, Labour is currently in fourth place, behind UKIP.

Members of Parliament

Election Member [3] Party
1918 Sir George Croydon Marks Liberal
1924 Alfred Martyn Williams Conservative
1929 Sir Donald Maclean Liberal
1932 by-election Sir Francis Dyke Acland Liberal
1939 by-election Thomas Lewis Horabin Liberal
1946 Independent
1947 Labour
1950 Sir Harold Roper Conservative
1959 James Scott-Hopkins Conservative
1966 John Wentworth Pardoe Liberal
1979 Gerry Neale Conservative
1992 Paul Tyler Liberal Democrat
2005 Dan Rogerson Liberal Democrat

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

General Election 2010: North Cornwall[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Dan Rogerson 22,512 48.1 +5.7
Conservative Sian Flynn 19,531 41.7 +6.3
UKIP Miriel O'Connor 2,300 4.9 -0.8
Labour Janet Hulme 1,971 4.2 -8.3
Mebyon Kernow Joanie Willet 530 1.1 -2.1
Majority 2,981 6.4
Turnout 46,844 68.2 +3.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -0.3

Elections in the 2000s

General Election 2005: North Cornwall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Dan Rogerson 23,842 42.6 -9.4
Conservative Mark Formosa 20,766 37.1 +3.3
Labour David Acton 6,636 11.9 +2.2
UKIP David Campbell-Bannerman 3,063 5.5 +1.1
Mebyon Kernow Dick Cole 1,351 2.4 N/A
Veritas Alan Eastwood 324 0.6 N/A
Majority 3,076 5.5
Turnout 55,982 64.5 0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -6.4
General Election 2001: North Cornwall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Paul Tyler 28,082 52.0 -1.1
Conservative John Weller 18,250 33.8 +4.3
Labour Michael Goodman 5,257 9.7 +0.3
UKIP Steve Protz 2,394 4.4 N/A
Majority 9,832 18.2
Turnout 53,983 63.8 -9.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -2.7

Elections in the 1990s

General Election 1997: North Cornwall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Paul Tyler 31,100 53.2 +5.8
Conservative Nigel Linacre 17,253 29.5 -14.8
Labour Anne Lindo 5,523 9.4 +2.9
Referendum Party Felicity Odam 3,636 6.2 N/A
Mebyon Kernow John Bolitho 645 1.1 N/A
Liberal Rif Winfield 186 0.3 N/A
Natural Law Nicholas Creswell 152 0.3 +0.1
Majority 13,847 23.7
Turnout 58,495 73.05
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +10.3
General Election 1992: Cornwall North[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Paul Tyler 29,696 47.4 +5.5
Conservative Sir Gerry Neale 27,775 44.3 −7.4
Labour FR Jordan 4,103 6.6 +0.1
Liberal PJ Andrews 678 1.1 −40.8
Independent G Rowe 276 0.4 +0.4
Natural Law Mrs RH Treadwell 112 0.2 +0.2
Majority 1,921 3.1 −6.8
Turnout 62,640 82.1 +2.3
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing +6.5

Elections in the 1930s

13 July 1939 by-election: North Cornwall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Tom Horabin 17,072 52.2 +0.9
Conservative E. R. Whitehouse 15,608 47.8 -0.9
Majority 1,464 4.4 +1.8
Turnout 32,680 79.3 -0.6
Registered electors 41,191
Liberal hold Swing +0.9
  • Death of Acland 9 June 1939
1935 general election: North Cornwall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Rt Hon. Sir Francis Dyke Acland, Bt. 16,872 51.3 -1.1
Conservative E. R. Whitehouse 16,036 48.7 +1.1
Majority 836 2.6 -2.2
Turnout 32,908 79.9 -0.9
Registered electors 41,164
Liberal hold Swing -1.1
22 July 1932 by-election: North Cornwall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Rt Hon. Sir Francis Dyke Acland, Bt. 16,933 52.4 +3.3
Conservative Alfred Martyn Williams 15,387 47.6 +2.3
Majority 1,546 4.8 +1.0
Turnout 32,320 80.8 -4.9
Registered electors 40,020
Liberal hold Swing
  • Death of Maclean 15 June 1932
1931 general election: North Cornwall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Rt Hon. Sir Donald Maclean 16,867 49.1 -0.6
Conservative Alfred Martyn Williams 16,526 45.3 +3.0
Labour A. Bennett 1,907 5.6 -2.4
Majority 1,341 3.8 -3.6
Turnout 35,300 85.7 -0.4
Registered electors 40,020
Liberal hold Swing

Elections in the 1920s

1929 general election: North Cornwall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Rt Hon. Sir Donald Maclean 16,586 49.7
Conservative Alfred Martyn Williams 14,095 42.3
Labour F. E. Church 2,654 8.0
Majority 2,491 7.4
Turnout 86.1
Registered electors 38,711
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

See also

Notes and references

Sources

  • British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Macmillan Press 1977)

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