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St Ives

2010 Results:
Conservative: 17900 (38.98%)
Labour: 3751 (8.17%)
Liberal Democrat: 19619 (42.72%)
UKIP: 2560 (5.57%)
Green: 1308 (2.85%)
Others: 783 (1.71%)
Majority: 1719 (3.74%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Liberal Democrat: 21323 (50.1%)
Conservative: 11749 (27.6%)
Labour: 5775 (13.6%)
Other: 3677 (8.6%)
Majority: 9574 (22.5%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 13968 (27.7%)
Labour: 6583 (13.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 25577 (50.7%)
Green: 1738 (3.4%)
UKIP: 2551 (5.1%)
Majority: 11609 (23%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 15360 (31.2%)
Labour: 6567 (13.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 25413 (51.6%)
UKIP: 1926 (3.9%)
Majority: 10053 (20.4%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 16796 (31.2%)
Labour: 8184 (15.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 23966 (44.5%)
Referendum: 3714 (6.9%)
Other: 1241 (2.3%)
Majority: 7170 (13.3%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Andrew George(Liberal Democrat) born 1958, Cornwall. Educated at Helston Grammar and Sussex University. Former deputy director of Cornwall rural council. Contested St Ives 1992. First elected as MP for St Ives in 1997. Agriculture spokesman 1997-1999, social security spokesman 1999-2001, PPS to Charles Kennedy 2001-2002, Lib Dem Shadow Rural Affairs Secretary 2002-2005, Lib Dem Shadow secretary of state for International Development 2005-2007. A former member of Mebyon Kernow and reliable supporter of all things Cornish, he was the first MP to take the oath in Cornish (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitDerek Thomas (Conservative) born 1972. Development worker. Penwith district councillor.
portraitPhilippa Latimer (Labour) born 1983, Hertfordshire. Educated at the University of Sussex. Policy officer for the National House Building Council.
portraitAndrew George(Liberal Democrat) born 1958, Cornwall. Educated at Helston Grammar and Sussex University. Former deputy director of Cornwall rural council. Contested St Ives 1992. First elected as MP for St Ives in 1997. Agriculture spokesman 1997-1999, social security spokesman 1999-2001, PPS to Charles Kennedy 2001-2002, Lib Dem Shadow Rural Affairs Secretary 2002-2005, Lib Dem Shadow secretary of state for International Development 2005-2007. A former member of Mebyon Kernow and reliable supporter of all things Cornish, he was the first MP to take the oath in Cornish (more information at They work for you)
portraitTim Andrewes (Green) Born 1966, Southampton. Educated at Shrewsbury School and Oxford University. Rural transport advisor. South Shropshire councillor 1995-2001. Contested Oxford and Buckinghamshire 1989 European election, Ludlow 1997.
portraitMick Faulkner (UKIP) Educated at Eastfields School. Builder and retired fisherman. Contested St Ives 1997 for the Referendum party, 2001, 2005 for UKIP. Contested South West region in European elections in 1999, 2004.
portraitSimon Reed (Mebyon Kernow) Former Penwith councillor for the Liberal Democrats.
portraitJonathan Rogers (Cornish Democrats) Educated at Cambridge University. Director of a publishing and a manufacturing firm.

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 82305
Male: 48.3%
Female: 51.7%
Under 18: 20.3%
Over 60: 27.1%
Born outside UK: 3.5%
White: 99%
Asian: 0.2%
Mixed: 0.5%
Other: 0.2%
Christian: 73.2%
Full time students: 1.9%
Graduates 16-74: 16.8%
No Qualifications 16-74: 27.8%
Owner-Occupied: 69.4%
Social Housing: 12.5% (Council: 2%, Housing Ass.: 10.5%)
Privately Rented: 12.9%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 23.1%

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