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Cornwall South East

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    Sheryll Murray
    • Votes: 31,807
    • Vote share %: 59.3
    • Vote share change: +3.9
  2. Labour
    Gareth Derrick
    • Votes: 10,836
    • Vote share %: 20.2
    • Vote share change: -2.4
  3. Liberal Democrat
    Colin Martin
    • Votes: 8,650
    • Vote share %: 16.1
    • Vote share change: -3.3
  4. Green
    Martha Green
    • Votes: 1,493
    • Vote share %: 2.8
    • Vote share change: +0.3
  5. Liberal Party
    Jay Latham
    • Votes: 869
    • Vote share %: 1.6
    • Vote share change: +1.6

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 20,971
  • Registered voters: 71,825
  • % share:
    74.7%
  • Change since 2017: +0.7

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 59.3%
Labour 20.2%
Liberal Democrat 16.1%
Green 2.8%
Liberal Party 1.6%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Conservative +3.9 Gained
  • Liberal Party +1.6 Gained
  • Green +0.3 Gained
  • Labour -2.4 Lost
  • Liberal Democrat -3.3 Lost

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Cornwall South East: Conservative hold

Sheryll Murray has been re-elected as the MP for Cornwall South East, with an increased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Gareth Derrick by 20,971 votes, 3,528 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.

Colin Martin of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Martha Green came fourth.

Voter turnout was up by 0.7 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 54,000 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, Martha Green (Green) and Jay Latham (Liberal Party) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.

This story was created using some automation.

Conservatives hold Cornwall South East

Chris Quevatre

BBC News Online

Conservative MP Sheryll Murray has held the constituency of Cornwall South East.

Election 2019 Cornwall: South East Cornwall

Andrew Segal

BBC South West

Looe
BBC

The seat of South East Cornwall is characterised by many small ports (Looe is pictured above) and a tourism industry.

Like many south coast locations, it has a high proportion of retired people - with about one in five of the population being over 65.

The area, which did see some boundary changes in 1983 and 2010, has really only swapped between the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives since 1983.

South East Cornwall statistics
BBC

Conservative Robert Hicks, who had actually been an MP in Cornwall from 1974, became the first MP in the constituency named South East Cornwall in 1983, staying in the seat until 1997.

Liberal Democrat Colin Breed was then MP from 1997 until his retirement in 2010.

At that election, Conservative Sheryl Murray took the seat with 45.1% of the votes, increasing her majority in both the 2015 and 2017 polls.

You can find out more about the area's candidates and previous election results here.

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%

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
BBC

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."

Tories looking confident at South East Cornwall count

Eleanor Parkinson

BBC Spotlight

Verifying has begun in Cornwall South East.

The Conservative candidate Sheryll Murray is looking confident - she had the biggest Conservative majority in Cornwall in the last election and the exit poll suggests she'll be returned.

Sheryll Murray
BBC

General Election 2019: Increase in voters in Cornwall

Cornwall voter statistics
BBC

Election 2019: Cornwall's constituencies

Andrew Segal

BBC South West

Cornwall is to return six MPs.

Its constituencies are:

  • Camborne and Redruth (also known as Camborne, Redruth and Hayle)
  • North Cornwall
  • South East Cornwall
  • St Austell and Newquay
  • St Ives
  • Truro and Falmouth

After the most recent constituency boundary changes, the 2010 election saw the county split between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats with three seats each.

That changed in 2015, when Tories won all the seats, retaining them in 2017.