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St Ives
Liberal Democrat hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The very western tip of England, which also includes the Scilly Isles far off the coast, this Cornish seat looks safe for the Liberal Democrats who very nearly took it on other occasions before 1997. It is true that in the Euro-elections of June 1999, not only did the Conservatives finish 10pc ahead of the Lib Dems, but the UK Independence Party obtained no less than 15pc of the total vote in the St Ives section of the South West, well above average even for their best region; yet this was of course very much a one-issue election, and the low turnout (exactly 30pc here) suggests that enthusiasts (mainly enthusiastic Euro-sceptics, if there can be such creatures) took part. The Liberal Democrats' national pro-European policies do not however seem to hurt them in the west country - or are they toned down for local consumption? - and few would place any bets on the Tories to knock over George's 7,000 margin.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Andrew George, elected in 1997, is the first Liberal MP for St Ives since Walter Runciman defected to the National Liberals in 1932. Astigmatic, locally-born (1958) at Mullion and educated at Helston Grammar School, he attended University College Oxford, and is appropriately his party's fisheries spokesman, as MP for the fading, once-great fishing port of Newlyn. Representing a relatively urban seat he can afford votes against hunting bans, but otherwise operates as a critic of the Common Fisheries Policy and - a one-time member of Mebyon Kernow - a campaigner for all things Cornish.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 1.29% 14.99% 8.62
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 30.56% 2.13% 1,437.04
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 6.82% 2.49% 274.13
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 1.77% 4.43% 40.03
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 3.15% 7.27% 43.25
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.00% 2.56% 0.00
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 1.81% 3.94% 46.00
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 16.70% 13.04% 128.11
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 10.23% 12.70% 80.50
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 8.71% 8.14% 107.01
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 7.69% 4.02% 191.34
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 4.84% 3.19% 151.98
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 5.07% 11.31% 44.80
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.67% 3.06% 21.75
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.69% 2.52% 27.53
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 12.82% 9.41% 136.19
5-10K 22.50% 16.63% 135.30
10-15K 20.24% 16.58% 122.07
15-20K 14.51% 13.58% 106.80
20-25K 9.66% 10.39% 92.98
25-30K 6.32% 7.77% 81.29
30-35K 4.15% 5.79% 71.58
35-40K 2.75% 4.33% 63.51
40-45K 1.85% 3.27% 56.77
45-50K 1.27% 2.48% 51.10
50-55K 0.88% 1.90% 46.30
55-60K 0.62% 1.47% 42.20
60-65K 0.45% 1.15% 38.68
65-70K 0.32% 0.91% 35.63
70-75K 0.24% 0.72% 32.98
75-80K 0.18% 0.57% 30.65
80-85K 0.13% 0.46% 28.61
85-90K 0.10% 0.37% 26.80
90-95K 0.08% 0.31% 25.19
95-100K 0.06% 0.25% 23.75
100K + 0.24% 1.34% 17.80

Local Map of the constituency
St Ives - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
St Ives - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Liberal Democrat (4.36%)
Conservative (- 11.74%) Labour (-  0.82%)
Conservative (0.02%) Liberal Democrat (7.12%)
Labour (-  1.85%)
Con - 11.74%
Lab - 0.82%
LD 4.36%
Con 0.02%
Lab - 1.85%
LD 7.12%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Andrew George
Liberal Democrat hold
Con Conservative (31.18%) 15,360 31.18%
Lab Labour (13.33%) 6,567 13.33%
LD Liberal Democrat (51.58%) 25,413 51.58%
Oth Other (3.91%) 1,926 3.91%
Maj Majority (20.41%) 10,053 20.41%
Turn Turnout (66.35%) 49,266 66.35%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Andrew George
Liberal Democrat hold
UK Mick Faulkner 1,926 3.91%
LD Andrew George 25,413 51.58%
L William Morris 6,567 13.33%
C Joanna Richardson 15,360 31.18%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Andrew George
Liberal Democrat gain
Con Conservative (31.16%) 16,796 31.16%
Lab Labour (15.18%) 8,184 15.18%
LD Liberal Democrat (44.46%) 23,966 44.46%
Ref Referendum (6.89%) 3,714 6.89%
Oth Other (2.30%) 1,241 2.30%
Maj Majority (13.30%) 7,170 13.30%
Turn Turnout (75.20%) 53,901 75.20%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (42.90%) 24,528 42.90%
Lab Labour (16.00%) 9,144 16.00%
LD Liberal Democrat (40.10%) 22,883 40.10%
Oth Other (1.00%) 577 1.00%
Maj Majority (2.90%) 1,645 2.90%
Turn Turnout (79.22%) 57,132 79.22%

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