UK results: Conservatives win majority

After 650 of 650 seats declared
UK results
Party Conservative Labour Scottish National Party Liberal Democrat Democratic Unionist Party Others
Seats 365 203 48 11 8 15
Change +47 -59 +13 -1 -2 +2

St Ives

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Derek Thomas
    • Votes: 25,365
    • Vote share %: 49.3
    • Vote share change: +6.2
  2. Liberal Democrat
    Andrew George
    • Votes: 21,085
    • Vote share %: 41.0
    • Vote share change: -1.6
  3. Labour
    Alana Bates
    • Votes: 3,553
    • Vote share %: 6.9
    • Vote share change: -7.3
  4. Green
    Ian Flindall
    • Votes: 964
    • Vote share %: 1.9
    • Vote share change: +1.9
  5. Liberal Party
    Robert Smith
    • Votes: 314
    • Vote share %: 0.6
    • Vote share change: +0.6
  6. The Common People
    John Harris
    • Votes: 132
    • Vote share %: 0.3
    • Vote share change: +0.3

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 4,280
  • Registered voters: 68,795
  • % share:
    74.7%
  • Change since 2017: -1.6

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 49.3%
Liberal Democrat 41.0%
Labour 6.9%
Green 1.9%
Liberal Party 0.6%
The Common People 0.3%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +6.2 Gained
  • Green +1.9 Gained
  • Liberal Party +0.6 Gained
  • The Common People +0.3 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat -1.6 Lost
  • Labour -7.3 Lost

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The final result arrives in St Ives: Conservative hold

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.

This story was created using some automation.

Conservatives hold St Ives

BBC Spotlight

Conservative MP Derek Thomas has held his seat in the constituency of St Ives.

Votes arrive by boat for final election constituency

Boat
Tresco Island

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.

Votes arrive
Tresco Island

Ballot boxes have left Bryher and Tresco

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.

Ballot papers
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The ballot boxes have left Bryher and Tresco

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.

Photo of ballot box being loaded onto the jet boat on Bryher
Bryher Campsite
Ballot box loaded on to the jet boat on Bryher

Election 2019 Cornwall: St Ives

Andrew Segal

BBC South West

St Ives
BBC

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.

St Ives statistics
BBC

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.

There were warning there may be problems due to tidal conditions, but in the end bad weather caused a delay to the ballots being gathered together.

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.

General Election 2019: Jo Swinson on the South West

Andrew Segal

BBC South West

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.

Jo Swinson quote
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General Election 2019: Jeremy Corbyn on the South West

Andrew Segal

BBC South West

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.

Jeremy Corbyn in Falmouth
BBC

General Election 2019: Boris Johnson on the South West

Andrew Segal

BBC South West

Boris Johnson in a hpsital in Cornwall
PA Media
Boris Johnson's visits to the South West included this appearance at West Cornwall Hospital in Penzance

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."

General Election 2019: Increase in voters in Cornwall

Cornwall voter statistics
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