Bodmin/South East Cornwall Parliamentary election results 1950-2005

1950

Marshall Conservative 19,441 49.2%
Foot Liberal 11,649 29.5%
Royle Labour 8,434 21.3%
turnout 84.3%

1951

Marshall Conservative 20,086 51.0%
Roseveare Liberal 10,088 25.6%
Royle Labour 9,244 23.5%
turnout 84.5%

1955

Marshall Conservative 17,858 49.1%
Roseveare Liberal 10,199 28.1%
Wilde Labour 8,304 22.8%
turnout 79.5%

1959

Marshall Conservative 16,853 46.0%
Bessell Liberal 14,052 38.3%
Mitchell Labour 5,769 15.7%
turnout 81.5%

1964

Bessell Liberal 18,046 48.6%
Marshall Conservative 14,910 40.2%
Mitchell Labour 4,172 11.2%
turnout 82.7%

1966

Bessell Liberal 18,144 46.6%
Gorst Conservative 16,121 41.4%
Blank Labour 4,674 12.0%
turnout 84.4%

1970

Hicks Conservative 20,187 48.3%
Tyler Liberal 16,267 38.9%
Long Labour 5,350 12.8%
turnout 80.6%

1974 (Feb)

Tyler Liberal 20,283 44.2%
Hicks Conservative 20,274 44.2%
Lonsdale Labour 5,320 11.6%
turnout 83.3%

1974 (Oct)

Hicks Conservative 20,756 45.5%
Tyler Liberal 20,091 44.0%
Knight Labour 4,814 10.5%
turnout 82.3%

1979

Hicks Conservative 27,922 54.9%
Tyler Liberal 17,893 35.2%
Knowles Labour 3,508 6.9%
Holmes Mebyon Kernow 865 1.7%
Retallack Ecology 465 0.9%
Carter National Front 235 0.5%
turnout 82.5%

1983

Hicks Conservative 28,326 55.3%
Blunt Liberal 19,972 39.0%
Bebb Labour 2,507 4.9%
Chadwick Ecology 337 0.7%
Dent Independent 94 0.2%
turnout 78.6%

1987

Hicks Conservative 28,818 51.6%
Tunbridge Liberal 22,211 39.8%
Clark Labour 4,847 8.7%
turnout 79.5%

1992

Hicks Conservative 30,565 51.0%
Teverson Liberal Democrat 22,861 38.1%
Gilroy Labour 5,536 9.2%
Cook Liberal 644 1.1%
Quick Anti-Federalist League 227 0.4%
Allen Natural Law 155 0.3%
turnout 82.1%

1997

Breed Liberal Democrat 27,044 47.1%
Lightfoot Conservative 20,564 35.8%
Kirk Labour 7,358 12.8%
Wonnacott UK Independence 1,428 2.5%
Dunbar Mebyon Kernow 573 1.0%
Weights Liberal 268 0.5%
Hartley Natural Law 197 0.3%
turnout 75.7%

2001

Breed Liberal Democrat 23,756 45.9%
Gray Conservative 18,381 35.5%
Stevens Labour 6,429 12.4%
Palmer UK Independence 1,978 3.8%
George Mebyon Kernow 1,209 2.3%
turnout 65.4%

2005

Breed Liberal Democrat 24,986 46.7%
Gray Conservative 18,479 34.6%
Binley Labour 6,069 11.4%
Lucas UK Independence 2,693 5.0%
Sandercock Mebyon Kernow 769 1.4%
Assheton-Salton Veritas 459 0.9%
turnout 66.2%

In the major boundary changes of 2010, this constituency lost 14% of its electorate. It lost Fowey/St Blazey to the new St Austell and Newquay constituency. But it gained Stoke Climsland from North Cornwall.

The 2010 result for South East Cornwall can be found here.

The 2010 result for St Austell and Newquay can be found here.

The 2010 result for North Cornwall can be found here.

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