Overall Cornish parliamentary election results, 1950-2017

Here, I’ve aggregated the results for the individual Cornish seats to provide a picture of the proportion of the vote across Cornwall in each election. Those parties that did not contest all constituencies have been rounded up to allow for this and their results appear in italics.

1950

Conservative 89,060 44.2%
Labour 59,678 29.6%
Liberal 52,816 26.2%
mean turnout 83.5%

1951

Conservative 101,653 48.5%
Labour 67,111 32.0%
Liberal 40,716 19.4%
mean turnout 82.8%

1955

Conservative 92,185 46.1%
Labour 58,267 29.2%
Liberal 49,369 24.7%
mean turnout 78.5%

1959

Conservative 84,684 43.8%
Liberal 55,549 28.7%
Labour 53,100 27.5%
mean turnout 80.3%

1964

Conservative 79,551 40.9%
Liberal 63,504 32.7%
Labour 50,005 25.7%
Independent 1,325 0.7%
mean turnout 79.5%

1966

Conservative 84,217 41.4%
Liberal 62,791 30.9%
Labour 56,521 27.8%
mean turnout 82.3%

1970

Conservative 104,372 47.1%
Liberal 58,877 26.6%
Labour 53,642 24.2%
MK 4,800 2.2%
mean turnout 79.0%

1974 (Feb)

Conservative 101,495 41.1%
Liberal 92,747 37.6%
Labour 47,466 19.2%
MK 4,250 1.7%
Independent Conservative 885 0.4%
mean turnout 82.3%

1974 (Oct)

Conservative 101,501 41.6%
Liberal 81,766 33.5%
Labour 46,565 19.1%
Independent Liberal 11,230 4.6%
MK 1,920 0.8%
Anti Party System 740 0.3%
mean turnout 78.2%

1979

Conservative 130,149 49.7%
Liberal 87,994 33.6%
Labour 32,270 12.3%
MK 6,954 2.7%
Ecology 2,228 0.9%
NF 1,151 0.4%
CNP 1,135 0.4%
mean turnout 81.2%

1983

Conservative 126,182 48.4%
Liberal/SDP 104,365 40.0%
Labour 22,838 8.8%
MK 2,878 1.1%
Ecology 1,940 0.7%
CNP 1,820 0.7%
Independent 783 0.3%
mean turnout 77.5%

1987

Conservative 131,194 47.0%
Liberal/SDP 111,064 39.8%
Labour 34,994 12.5%
Loony 1,865 0.7%
mean turnout 79.0%

1992

Conservative 127,678 42.0%
Liberal/SDP 124,553 41.0%
Labour 41,593 13.7%
Liberal 2,837 0.9%
Green 2,588 0.9%
Loony 1,635 0.5%
Independent 1,380 0.5%
Anti Federalist League 1,135 0.4%
Natural Law 539 0.2%
mean turnout 81.5%

1997

Liberal Democrat 123,124 41.6%
Conservative 85,077 28.8%
Labour 47,913 16.2%
Referendum 18,208 6.2%
Independent Labour 8,455 2.9%
Ukip 3,658 1.2%
Green 2,410 0.8%
MK 2,383 0.8%
Liberal 1,758 0.6%
Independent 1,223 0.4%
Loony 805 0.3%
Natural Law 778 0.3%
mean turnout 74.6%

2001

Liberal Democrat 113,000 43.9%
Conservative 82,227 32.0%
Labour 43,674 17.0%
Ukip 9,290 3.6%
MK 5,342 2.1%
Liberal 3,245 1.3%
Independent 390 0.2%
mean turnout 64.7%

2005

Liberal Democrat 115,241 42.1%
Conservative 82,543 30.2%
Labour 41,140 15.0%
Ukip 12,863 4.7%
Green 8,690 3.2%
Independent 4,805 1.8%
MK 4,440 1.6%
Liberal 2,115 0.8%
Veritas 1,521 0.6%
Remove Tetris Masts 305 0.1%
mean turnout 65.9%

2010

Liberal Democrat 117,307 40.4%
Conservative 115,016 39.6%
Labour 24,257 8.3%
Ukip 13,763 4.7%
BNP 6,132 2.1%
MK 5,379 1.9%
Green 5,360 1.8%
Cornish Democrat 2,376 0.8%
Socialist Labour 1,008 0.3%
mean turnout 65.9%

2015

Conservative 127,079 42.3%
Liberal Democrat 66,056 22.0%
Ukip 40,785 13.6%
Labour 36,235 12.1%
Green 17,241 5.7%
MK 5,675 1.9%
Independent 3,426 1.2%
National Health Action Party 3,156 1.1%
Restore the Family 312 0.1%
Principles of Politics Party 222 0.1%
mean turnout 70.1%

2017

Conservative 152,428 47.0%
Labour 83,968 25.9%
Liberal Democrat 73,865 22.8%
Green 6,436 2.0%
Ukip 5,382 1.7%
Christian People’s Alliance 1,110 0.3%
Socialist Labour Party 828 0.3%
mean turnout 73.4%

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