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 St Ives
Other Liberal Democrat hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Andrew George Liberal Democrat 25,413 51.6 +7.1
Joanna Richardson Conservative 15,360 31.2 0.0
William Morris Labour 6,567 13.3 -1.9
Mick Faulkner UK Independence 1,926 3.9 +2.8
Majority 10,053 20.4
Turnout 49,266 66.3 -8.9
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 3.6% from Conservative to Liberal Democrat
Lab-Con (against 1997) 0.9% from Labour to Conservative

Description
The seat is at the very south western tip of the mainland of Britain (including the Scilly Isles) - and includes Lands End, Lizards Point and the towns of Penzance, St Ives, Helston and St Just. St Ives itself is a small Cornish resort with wide sandy beaches. It is also home to a branch of the Tate gallery. Penzance is the commercial capital of West Cornwall. Beyond Penzance is Penwith with its mysterious stone circles on dark moors, and Lands End.

There is a large elderly population here - the place is popular with retirees and there are many second homes here.

The main local authority of the seat is Penwith District Council, which is currently hung, having strong Independent, Liberal Democrat, and Conservative support.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 St Ives
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative
Name Party Votes %
Andrew George Liberal Democrat 23,966 44.5
William Rogers Conservative 16,796 31.2
Christopher Fegan Labour 8,184 15.2
Michael Faulkner Referendum 3,714 6.9
Patricia Garnier UK Independence 567 1.1
Graham Stephens Liberal Party 425 0.8
Kevin Lippiatt Independent 178 0.3
William Hitchins Independent 71 0.1
Majority 7,170 13.3
Turnout 53,901 75.2
 
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