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After 650 of 650 seats

St Ives

Parliamentary constituency


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



Derek Thomas Votes 22,120 header_vote_share 43.2 Net percentage change in seats +4.9


Liberal Democrat

Andrew George Votes 21,808 header_vote_share 42.6 Net percentage change in seats +9.4



Christopher Drew Votes 7,298 header_vote_share 14.2 Net percentage change in seats +4.9

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority




Vote share

Party %
Conservative 43.2
Liberal Democrat 42.6
Labour 14.2

Vote share change since 2015

Liberal Democrat

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Andrew George defiant in defeat

BBC Radio Cornwall

Defeated Liberal Democrat candidate Andrew George believes there will be another general election later this year. He missed out on the St Ives seat by 312 votes.

Conservative Derek Thomas was re-elected to represent the marginal constituency.

Andrew George

Speaking after the result Mr George said: "I'm predicting that before the end of this calendar year we will be back here again."

He added: "The majority of people in West Cornwall are disappointed by this result and I'm not walking away."

St Ives: Conservative hold

Result graphic

Constituency profile: St Ives

Martyn Oates

BBC South West Political Editor

A Conservative seat since the 1930s, though with an earlier Liberal tradition, St Ives fell to the Liberal Democrats in 1997.

In 1997 the Liberal Democrat Andrew George took the seat on his second attempt with a swing of more than 8% and a majority of 7,170.

In 2001 Mr George polled more than 50% of the vote, and he repeated this in 2005, with a majority of more than 11,600.

St Ives

In 2010 his massive majority was slashed back to just 1,719, with the Tory candidate breathing down his neck. In 2015, at the second attempt, Tory Derek Thomas ousted George with a majority of 2,469.

George is attempting to regain it this time: mathematically and practically St Ives must be seen as the Liberal Democrats’ brightest hope in the South West.

The candidates are Christopher Drew (Labour), Andrew George (Liberal Democrat), Derek Thomas (Conservative)

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, with candidate Derek Thomas
, have the following results:
  • 18,491 total votes taken.
  • 38.3% share of the total vote
  • -0.7% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Andrew George
, have the following results:
  • 16,022 total votes taken.
  • 33.2% share of the total vote
  • -9.6% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Graham Calderwood
, have the following results:
  • 5,720 total votes taken.
  • 11.8% share of the total vote
  • +6.3% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Cornelius Olivier
, have the following results:
  • 4,510 total votes taken.
  • 9.3% share of the total vote
  • +1.2% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Tim Andrewes
, have the following results:
  • 3,051 total votes taken.
  • 6.3% share of the total vote
  • +3.5% change in share of the votes
Mebyon Kernow
, with candidate Rob Simmons
, have the following results:
  • 518 total votes taken.
  • 1.1% share of the total vote
  • +0.2% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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