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After 650 of 650 seats

St Austell & Newquay

Parliamentary constituency


General Election 2017 results
Party Votes % Net percentage change in seats



Steve Double Votes 26,856 header_vote_share 49.5 Net percentage change in seats +9.3



Kevin Neil Votes 15,714 header_vote_share 29.0 Net percentage change in seats +18.8


Liberal Democrat

Stephen Gilbert Votes 11,642 header_vote_share 21.5 Net percentage change in seats -2.5

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority




Vote share

Party %
Conservative 49.5
Labour 29.0
Liberal Democrat 21.5

Vote share change since 2015

Liberal Democrat

Latest updates

Air passenger duty 'may be cut to support small airports'

BBC Politics

The government says it may look at cutting air passenger duty (APD) after Brexit to support smaller airports such as Newquay.

It follows a question in the Commons from the Conservative MP for St Austell and Newquay, Steve Double, where he pointed that out that many flights from such airports were internal domestic trips, which meant people paid APD "on both legs of their journey".

Treasury Minister Mel Stride said he thought it was an "interesting idea" that the government could revisit if Brexit agreements with the EU allowed it to happen.

Newquay Airport

St Austell & Newquay: Conservative hold

Result graphic

Double delight for Tories in St Austell and Newquay

Johnny O'Shea

BBC News Online

Steve Double has retained his seat in Newquay and St Austell, beating Labour into second place.

The constituency has followed a similar pattern to two of the other three declared in Cornwall, with a Conservative victory, but with Labour surging into second place ahead of the Liberal Democrats.

The Conservative majority has increased from 8,173 to 11,142.

Steve Double

Constituency profile: St Austell and Newquay

Martyn Oates

BBC South West Political Editor

As Truro and St Austell, this seat has had a mixed parliamentary history during the past 60 years. It was a Tory seat until 1974, when it fell to the Liberal candidate David Penhaligon.

He held it until his death in a car accident in 1986. He was succeeded by his 24-year-old researcher Matthew Taylor.

Mr Taylor was re-elected for the fifth and final time, with a majority of 7,403, in 2005 before retiring in 2010.


The first MP for the new seat of St Austell and Newquay, elected in 2010, was the Liberal Democrat Stephen Gilbert.

Gilbert defended a majority of 1,312 in 2015 but was defeated by Conservative challenger Steve Double. Double is now defending a majority of 8,173; Gilbert is attempting to retake it.

St Austell and Newquay is one of the five Cornish seats in which UKIP has chosen not to stand in favour of an incumbent Tory Brexiteer.

The candidates are Steve Double (Conservatives), Stephen Gilbert (Liberal Democrat), Kevin Neil (Labour)

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, with candidate Steve Double
, have the following results:
  • 20,250 total votes taken.
  • 40.2% share of the total vote
  • +0.2% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Stephen Gilbert
, have the following results:
  • 12,077 total votes taken.
  • 24.0% share of the total vote
  • -18.8% change in share of the votes
, with candidate David Mathews
, have the following results:
  • 8,503 total votes taken.
  • 16.9% share of the total vote
  • +13.2% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Deborah Hopkins
, have the following results:
  • 5,150 total votes taken.
  • 10.2% share of the total vote
  • +3.1% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Steve Slade
, have the following results:
  • 2,318 total votes taken.
  • 4.6% share of the total vote
  • +4.6% change in share of the votes
Mebyon Kernow
, with candidate Dick Cole
, have the following results:
  • 2,063 total votes taken.
  • 4.1% share of the total vote
  • -0.2% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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