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

Truro & Falmouth

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Cherilyn Mackrory
    • Votes: 27,237
    • Vote share %: 46.0
    • Vote share change: +1.7
  2. Labour
    Jennifer Forbes
    • Votes: 22,676
    • Vote share %: 38.3
    • Vote share change: +0.7
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Ruth Gripper
    • Votes: 7,150
    • Vote share %: 12.1
    • Vote share change: -2.9
  4. Green
    Tom Scott
    • Votes: 1,714
    • Vote share %: 2.9
    • Vote share change: +1.4
  5. Liberal Party
    Paul Nicholson
    • Votes: 413
    • Vote share %: 0.7
    • Vote share change: +0.7

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 4,561
  • Registered voters: 76,719
  • % share:
    77.2%
  • Change since 2017: +1.3

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 46.0%
Labour 38.3%
Liberal Democrat 12.1%
Green 2.9%
Liberal Party 0.7%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +1.7 Gained
  • Green +1.4 Gained
  • Labour +0.7 Gained
  • Liberal Party +0.7 Gained
  • Liberal Democrat -2.9 Lost

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MP emailed about PM adviser's 'kick in the teeth'

Tamsin Melville

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Cornwall

A Cornwall MP says she has had nearly 1,000 emails from constituents about the Dominic Cummings situation from people who "feel like they’ve had an almighty kick in the teeth".

Truro and Falmouth Conservative Cherilyn Mackrory said in a Facebook post that she wanted to "make clear that I share plenty of your concerns".

She also highlighted "unacceptable" abuse that she and her team had received, which she said was "wholly unjust" as she had been "sticking to the word of the government guidance" on Covid-19.

She said she had never met Mr Cummings, but while his actions "may not have been illegal, but it did go against clear government advice" and she "cannot condone" him, and that his travelling "260 miles, knowing that he may soon be affected by Covid-19, is not acceptable".

She added that she thinks there needs to be an apology, but the decision of Mr Cumming's future employment was "for the Prime Minister".

She also said she had fed the comments she had received to the government.

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Conservatives make gains across the board

Ben Chapple

BBC News Online

The Conservative Party has secured more votes in all seven of the South West results to be declared so far than in the 2017 election.

In the six seats they have held, the party has increased its votes in the past two elections.

Even in Exeter, where Labour MP Ben Bradshaw was returned, the number of votes received increased in the past two elections - this time round it was 1,260 more compared to a loss of 4,454 for Labour.

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New Cornish MP wants health funding 'to be spent properly'

Richard Whitehouse

Local Democracy Reporting Service

The new MP for Truro and Falmouth says that she will make sure that money being put into the health service in Cornwall is spent where people want it.

Cherilyn Mackrory was elected as the new Conservative MP for Truro and Falmouth in the first Cornish General Election 2019 result to be announced.

She takes over the seat from Sarah Newton who decided not to stand for re-election.

Ms Mackrory, who is also a Cornwall councillor, said: "It all happened very quickly. I decided to throw my hat into the ring and was selected five weeks ago.”

Asked about her aspirations she said trying to find a cycle route from Truro to Falmouth to get more cars off the roads and tackle pollution.

She said: "Also, lots of projects around plastic waste and waste in the countryside and beaches.

"Also the money that is coming into Cornwall that is being spent properly, so the £450million that is coming for the health services, I heard that mentioned on the doorstep lots and lots of times and people have got very good ideas for how they would like it to be spent and I want to make sure it is spent how people would like it to be.”

General Election 2019: South West turnouts so far

Estimates and confirmed figures from across Devon and Cornwall:

  • Cornwall North - 74.2%
  • Cornwall South East 75%
  • Newton Abbot - 73%
  • North Devon - 73.5%
  • Plymouth Sutton and Devonport 68.48%
  • Torbay - 67.38%
  • Totnes - 74.97%
  • Torridge and West Devon - 74.58%
  • Truro and Falmouth - 77%

Truro & Falmouth: Conservative hold

Cherilyn Mackrory has been elected MP for Truro & Falmouth, meaning that the Conservative Party holds the seat with an increased majority.

The new MP beat Labour's Jennifer Forbes by 4,561 votes. This was more than Sarah Newton’s 3,792 vote majority in the 2017 general election.

Ruth Gripper of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Tom Scott came fourth.

Voter turnout was up by 1.3 percentage points since the last general election.

More than 59,000 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.

Two of the five candidates, Tom Scott (Green) and Paul Nicholson (Liberal Party) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

Conservatives hold Truro & Falmouth seat

Chris Quevatre

BBC News Online

The Conservatives have held the Truro & Falmouth seat.

Incumbent Sarah Newton didn't stand, but Cherilyn Mackrory has won with a majority of nearly 5,000 votes.

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Election 2019 Cornwall: Truro and Falmouth

Andrew Segal

BBC South West

Truro Cathedral
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This seat includes Cornwall’s only city (and cathedral, pictured).

The seat has the same boundaries as the former district of Carrick with the exception of the ward of Mount Hawke.

The Liberal Democrats held the predecessor seat for decades but Conservative Sarah Newton beat them to this new seat in 2010 by just 435 votes and kept it until 2019. She won in 2015 with an increased majority of 2.3%, and saw another increase - of 0.3% - in 2017.

The former work and pensions minister has now stood down from Parliament.

Truro and Falmouth statistics
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As well as the Conservatives, Labour and Greens standing, the constituency has two liberal candidates - from the Liberal Democrats and the Liberal Party.

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
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General Election 2019: Boris Johnson on the South West

Andrew Segal

BBC South West

Boris Johnson in a hpsital in Cornwall
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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."