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St IvesParliamentary constituency
|Party||Votes||%||Net percentage change in seats|
|Derek Thomas||Votes 22,120||header_vote_share 43.2||Net percentage change in seats +4.9|
|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|
Change compared with 2015
Turnout and CON majority
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.
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."
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.
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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- 18,491 total votes taken.
- 38.3% share of the total vote
- -0.7% change in share of the votes
- 16,022 total votes taken.
- 33.2% share of the total vote
- -9.6% change in share of the votes
- 5,720 total votes taken.
- 11.8% share of the total vote
- +6.3% change in share of the votes
- 4,510 total votes taken.
- 9.3% share of the total vote
- +1.2% change in share of the votes
- 3,051 total votes taken.
- 6.3% share of the total vote
- +3.5% change in share of the votes
- 518 total votes taken.
- 1.1% share of the total vote
- +0.2% change in share of the votes
Change compared with 2010