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St IvesParliamentary constituency
- Votes: 25,365
- Vote share %: 49.3
- Vote share change: +6.2
Liberal DemocratAndrew George
- Votes: 21,085
- Vote share %: 41.0
- Vote share change: -1.6
- Votes: 3,553
- Vote share %: 6.9
- Vote share change: -7.3
- Votes: 964
- Vote share %: 1.9
- Vote share change: +1.9
Liberal PartyRobert Smith
- Votes: 314
- Vote share %: 0.6
- Vote share change: +0.6
The Common PeopleJohn Harris
- Votes: 132
- Vote share %: 0.3
- Vote share change: +0.3
Change compared with 2017
- CON majority: 4,280
- Registered voters: 68,795
- Change since 2017: -1.6
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Derek Thomas has been re-elected as the MP for St Ives, with an increased majority.
The Conservative candidate beat Liberal Democrat Andrew George by 4,284 votes, more than double the majority at the 2017 election.
Alana Bates of the Labour Party came third and the Green Party's Ian Flindall came fourth.
Voter turnout was down by 1.6 percentage points since the last general election.
More than 51,000 people, roughly three-quarters of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.
Three of the six candidates, Ian Flindall (Green), Robert Smith (Liberal Party) and John Harris (The Common People) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.
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Conservative MP Derek Thomas has held his seat in the constituency of St Ives.
Ballot boxes for the final constituency to announce its results are on their way to be counted after stormy conditions passed.
In the St Ives constituency, adverse weather had meant boats and a Royal Naval Air Service helicopter from the outer islands of the Isles of Scilly were unable to reach the main island of St Mary's.
Andrew Walder, a skipper for Tresco Boats, ferried the final votes from St Martin's and St Agnes on Friday morning after conditions had "much improved".
"The wait is nearly over!" Mr Walder told the PA news agency.
"We usually are last to declare. (That's) life on the Isles of Scilly - at the mercy of the weather this time of year.
"Generally why elections are held in the summer!"
After vote counting was suspended early on Friday morning, Cornwall Council said it hopes to reopen at Truro College at 14:30 to restart.
St Ives will be the last of 650 seats to declare.
The only seat still to declare in Cornwall is St Ives.
The count has been delayed because ballot boxes have not been able to get off all of the islands in the Isles of Scilly.
The result will not be declared until Friday afternoon at the earliest.
The ballot boxes have left Bryher and Tresco on the jet boat, Cyclone.
The boat now has to go to St Martin's and St Agnes but the stormy conditions may prevent their boxes being collected, meaning a delay to the declaration.
The intention is collect the remaining ballot boxes from St Agnes and St Martin’s at 09:00.
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The most south-westerly constituency in the country, St Ives includes some of Cornwall's best-known place names, including its namesake town (pictured above), Helston and Penzance.
Its notable landmarks include Land's End, tidal island St Michael's Mount (pictured below) and The Lizard peninsula.
A Conservative seat since the 1930s, though with an earlier Liberal tradition, St Ives fell to the Liberal Democrats in 1997, with Andrew George keeping the seat through a boundary change in 2010 and retaining it until 2015, when he was ousted by Conservative Derek Thomas, who held it in 2017.
This seat also includes the Isles of Scilly – so ballot boxes have previously had to be flown to the mainland once the polls closed for vote counting.
However, this time the boxes are due to be taken to the island of St Mary's by boat and votes counted there before the islands' result is phoned through to be added to the constituency's final count.
Only three parties contested the seat in 2017: the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberals Democrats.
It is twice that this time round, with other parties on the ballot including: the Greens, the Liberal Party and The Common People.
You can find out more about the area's candidates and previous election results here.
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Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson said during a trip to Cornwall that her party could be the one that caused big problems for Boris Johnson as he sought a parliamentary majority.
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Housing is, of course, a hot topic nationally.
In the South West, many areas have high house prices and high rents, which coupled with the region's low salaries causes many difficulties for people just trying to keep a roof over their head.
Jeremy Corbyn addressed some of these problems during a campaigning visit to Falmouth.
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The prime minister and Conservative Party leader was interviewed several times during visits to the South West.
This is some of what he said about the region and what his party planned to deliver:
- On the NHS after being questioned on hospitals frequently being on high alert and having to turn away patients: "We are putting in the biggest cash boost in memory... but there is more to do."
- On improving train lines in the South West, particularly on the main line on the coast at Dawlish, which can be susceptible to bad weather: "We will put in the £80m needed to fix the line at Dawlish that is needed and come up with a proper long-term solution."
- On fishing: "We will absolutely maximize the interests of fishermen in the South West and across the whole of the UK."
- On the South West Water rebate of £50 a year per customer because SWW bills are the highest in Britain: "We're committed to funding through the whole of the next Parliament."