Cornwall North

Parliamentary constituency
CON GAIN FROM LD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Scott Mann
, have the following results:
  • 21,689 total votes taken.
  • 45.0% share of the total vote
  • +3.3% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Dan Rogerson
, have the following results:
  • 15,068 total votes taken.
  • 31.2% share of the total vote
  • -16.8% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Julie Lingard
, have the following results:
  • 6,121 total votes taken.
  • 12.7% share of the total vote
  • +7.8% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate John Whitby
, have the following results:
  • 2,621 total votes taken.
  • 5.4% share of the total vote
  • +1.2% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Amanda Pennington
, have the following results:
  • 2,063 total votes taken.
  • 4.3% share of the total vote
  • +4.3% change in share of the votes
Mebyon Kernow
, with candidate Jeremy Jefferies
, have the following results:
  • 631 total votes taken.
  • 1.3% share of the total vote
  • +0.2% change in share of the votes
Restore the Family for Children's Sake
, with candidate John Allman
, have the following results:
  • 52 total votes taken.
  • 0.1% share of the total vote
  • +0.1% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 6,621 13.7%
Turnout
71.8%

Vote share

Party %
CON 45.0
LD 31.2
UKIP 12.7
LAB 5.4
GRN 4.3
MK 1.3

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+7.8
GRN
+4.3
CON
+3.3
LAB
+1.2
MK
+0.2
LD
-16.8

Latest updates Cornwall North

10.02.2016

12:46

MP to step down as Cornwall councillor

Sian Davies
BBC News Online

Conservative MP Scott Mann is to step down from his position as a councillor in Cornwall.

The MP for north Cornwall and councillor for Wadebridge West has confirmed he will resign at a full council meeting on February 16. 

He has previously faced criticism over his attendance record at council meetings - between July 2015 and January 2016 he only attended three at County Hall.

12:44

MP to step down as councillor

An MP is to step down from his position as a councillor in Cornwall following calls from local politicians for him to leave.

13.01.2016

02:46

MP 'bullied over keeping council seat'

An MP claims he is being bullied into standing down from the council seat he has kept despite being elected to Westminster in May.

08.05.2015

16:51

Lib Dems wiped out in Cornwall

The Conservative Party wins all six seats in Cornwall, wiping out Liberal Democrat representation in the county.
16:14
Matt Pengelly
Local Live
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We asked North Cornwall Green Party candidate Amanda Pennington for her reaction to her fifth place with 2,063 votes.

Image copyright Amanda Pennington

In what's surely the tastiest-looking post-election response, she simply tweets: cake making everything better

10:38
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The newly-elected MP for North Cornwall Scott Mann tweets: Come on @DerekThomas2015 get us over the line.

08:43
Miles Davis
BBC News Online
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New North Cornwall MP Scott Mann has been described by The Sun as a "hairy local postie and Poldark lookalike".

Mr Mann, a postman from Wadebridge, defeated Liberal Democrat Dan Rogerson to take the seat.

07:40
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Just woken up? Here's the new political picture in Devon and Cornwall so far:

06:45

Mann swaps post van for MP's seat

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Radio Cornwall political reporter Tamsin Melville tweets: "New North Cornwall MP, Tory Scott Mann says he's looking forward to swapping his post van for the green benches of Westminster @BBCCornwall."

06:07
Andrew Segal
Local Live
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Conservative Scott Mann (pictured) has taken Cornwall North from Liberal Democrat Dan Rogerson by polling 21,689 votes (45%) to Mr Rogerson's 15,068 (31%).

During his acceptance speech, Mr Mann thanked Mr Rogerson "for all your work over the past 10 years," adding: "Thank you very much, North Cornwall, I won't let you down."

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Constituency profile

The seat of Cornwall North on the Atlantic coast includes the popular resorts of Padstow and Bude, and the historic towns of Bodmin and Launceston. This part of Cornwall is a magnet for tourists and many residents work in associated industries to accommodate and feed them. One in 20 works in agriculture, farming and fishing - the 13th highest proportion of all the constituencies in England and Wales, according to ONS 2011 Census figures.

The population profile here is similar to the rest of Cornwall - it has a higher than average number of pensioners. White owner-occupiers predominate, although one in 10 of the population lives in social housing. One in six is self employed - one of the higher proportions of any constituency.

A Liberal Democrat seat since 1992; in 2010, the party's Dan Rogerson held on with 48.1% of the votes; Conservatives got 41.7%, UKIP 4.9% and Labour 4.2%.