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  UK Parliament - St Austell & Newquay
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Parents > United Kingdom > England > South West > South West > St Austell & Newquay
OfficeParliament
Type General Election
Filing Deadline 00, 0000 - 06:00pm
Polls Open May 06, 2010 - 01:00am
Polls Close May 06, 2010 - 04:00pm
Term Start May 17, 2010 - 12:00pm
Term End May 17, 2015 - 12:00pm
ContributorRalphie
Last ModifiedRalphie May 07, 2010 01:00am
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Description BBC Profile:
As Truro and St Austell, this seat has had a mixed parliamentary history during the past 60 years. It was a Tory seat until 1974, when it fell to the Liberals, who have held onto it currently as the Liberal Democrats - ever since.

Incumbent Matthew Taylor won the seat in the 1987 election, at the age of 24. In 2001 he won with a majority of more than 8,000. And in 2005 Mr Taylor was elected for the fifth time, with a majority of 7,403.

The new seat is mainly comprised of wards from the old Truro and St Austell seat, combined with wards from south-west North Cornwall and two south-west wards from South East Cornwall. To find out what might have happened had this boundary change been in force at the last election, see a notional - or estimated - result below.

The new seat of St Austell and Newquay stretches from the south-east to the north-coast of Cornwall and takes in the huge rural expanse between the big tourist towns of St Austell and Newquay.

With output higher than ever, the china clay industry of St Austell (Cornwall's largest town) employs about 3,000 people.

But tourism is the biggest industry in the seat, with the Eden Project conservation centre and surfing town of Newquay both major attractions.

Rallings & Thrasher Notional:
LD 21,747 (47.28%)
C 16,024 (34.83%)
Lab 6,335 (13.77%)
UKIP 1,895 (4.12%)
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LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
Leaning Graph
03/19/2010 05/06/2010
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Stephen Gilbert 1 1 ----
Leaning Call: Stephen Gilbert (100.00%)
Weighted Call: Stephen Gilbert (100.00%)

CANDIDATES
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Name Stephen Gilbert Caroline Righton Lee Jameson Dick Cole Clive Medway James Fitton  
PartyLiberal Democrat Conservative Labour Mebyon Kernow UK Independence British National  
Website  
Uncertified Votes20,189 (42.74%) 18,877 (39.96%) 3,386 (7.17%) 2,007 (4.25%) 1,757 (3.72%) 1,022 (2.16%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -1,312 (-2.78%) -16,803 (-35.57%) -18,182 (-38.49%) -18,432 (-39.02%) -19,167 (-40.58%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--  
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