Truro (UK Parliament constituency)

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Truro
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
TruroStAustellConstituency.svg
Boundary of Truro in Cornwallfor the 1992 general election
EnglandCornwall.svg
Location of Cornwall within England
County Cornwall
Major settlements Truro, St Austell
19501997
Number of membersOne
Replaced by Truro & St Austell
Created from Penryn and Falmouth and Camborne
18851918
Number of membersOne
Type of constituency County constituency
Replaced by Penryn and Falmouth, St Ives and Camborne
Created from Helston, Truro and West Cornwall
1295–1885
Number of membersTwo
Type of constituency Borough constituency
Replaced byTruro

Truro was the name of a parliamentary constituency in Cornwall represented in the House of Commons of England and later of Great Britain from 1295 until 1800, then in the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1918 and finally from 1950 to 1997. Until 1885 it was a parliamentary borough, electing two members of parliament (MPs) by the plurality-at-large system of election; the name was then transferred to the surrounding county constituency, which elected a single Member by the first past the post system. In 1997, although there had been no changes to its boundaries, it was renamed as Truro and St Austell, reflecting the fact that St Austell by then had a larger population than Truro.

Contents

Boundaries

1950–1974: The Borough of Truro, the Urban District of St Austell, the Rural District of Truro except the parish of Gwennap, and in the Rural District of St Austell the parishes of Creed, Grampound, Roche, St Dennis, St Ewe, St Goran, St Mewan, St Michael Caerhays, and St Stephen-in-Brannel.

1974–1983: The Boroughs of Truro, and St Austell with Fowey, the Rural District of Truro except the parish of Gwennap, and in the Rural District of St Austell the parishes of Creed, Grampound, Roche, St Dennis, St Ewe, St Goran, St Mewan, St Michael Caerhays, and St Stephen-in-Brannel.

1983–1997: The District of Carrick wards of Boscawen, Chacewater, Feock, Kea, Kenwyn, Moresk, Newlyn, Perranzabuloe, Probus, Roseland, St Agnes, St Clement, Tregolls, and Trehaverne, and the Borough of Restormel wards of Crinnis, Mevagissey, Poltair, Rock, St Ewe, St Mewan, St Stephen-in-Brannel, Trevarna, and Treverbyn.

History

The constituency has existed in a number of different forms. The constituency of Truro, up until 1885 elected two members to parliament; this was reduced to one. In 1918 the constituency was abolished but it was recreated again in 1950.

The seat became a safe Lib Dem bet thanks to the popularity and eloquence of its former MP, David Penhaligon. His death in a car crash, aged only 42, robbed the House of Commons of one of its most independent-minded and pragmatic members. His successor, Matthew Taylor, held the seat comfortably from a by-election in 1987, and remained its MP after the name change in 1997.

Members of Parliament

Truro Parliamentary borough

MPs 1295–1629

  • Constituency created (1295)
ParliamentFirst memberSecond member
1358 John Hamely [1]
1386 John Tregoose Robert Clerk [2]
1388 (Feb) Henry Gourlyn John Tremayne [2]
1388 (Sep)John Tr...uran John Trebernet [2]
1390 (Jan) John Coke Walter Bloyowe [2]
1390 (Nov)
1391 John Urban Roger Juyl [2]
1393 Ralph Trenewith I Walter Bloyowe [2]
1394
1395 Richard Respryn Andrew Borlase [2]
1397 (Jan) John Trereise John Megre [2]
1397 (Sep) Nicholas Trenewith John Lawhire [2]
1399 Richard Carhorta Pascoe Polruddan [2]
1401
1402 Ralph Kayl John Trereise [2]
1404 (Jan)
1404 (Oct)
1406 Ralph Cardrewe Thomas Brunsham [2]
1407
1410
1411 Thomas Paderda William Colyn [2]
1413 (Feb)
1413 (May) John Chinals William Chamberlain [2]
1414 (Apr)
1414 (Nov) John Trereise William Trethake I [2]
1415
1416 (Mar) Peter Hayme William Moun [2]
1416 (Oct)
1417 John Megre Andrew Hirnans [2]
1419 John Trewint John Langedon [2]
1420 William Panter Robert Trenerth [2]
1421 (May) William Trethake II William Richard [2]
1421 (Dec) Robert Treage William Richard [2]
1422 John But
1425 John But
1467 Edward Aysshton
1510–1523No names known
1529 Roger Corbet John Thomas
1536 ?Roger Corbet  ?
1539 ?
1542 ?
1545 Francis Smith Robert Trencreke
1547 Robert Trencreke Nicholas Randall
First Parliament of 1553 Nicholas Randall Thomas Roydon
Second Parliament of 1553 John Methnes [3]
Parliament of 1554 William Iseham Thomas Duppa
Parliament of 1554–1555 John Melhuish Thomas Roydon
Parliament of 1555 Nicholas Randall Thomas Randall [4]
Parliament of 1558 Thomas Roydon
Parliament of 1563–1567 John Carminow John Mitchell [5]
Parliament of 1571 Henry Killigrew Vincent Skinner
Parliament of 1572–1581 Oliver Carminow
Parliament of 1584–1585 Edward Darcy Michael Hicks
Parliament of 1586–1587 John Stanhope Roland Lytton
Parliament of 1588–1589 Hannibal Vyvyan John Woolton
Parliament of 1593 John Parker Nicholas Smyth
Parliament of 1597–1598 Maurice Berkeley Reade Stafford
Parliament of 1601 William Daniel Thomas Harris
Parliament of 1604–1611 Henry Cossen Thomas Burgess
Addled Parliament (1614) Thomas Russell Thomas Burgess, junior
Parliament of 1621–1622 Barnaby Gough, sat for Cambridge Univ.
and replaced by Sir John Catcher [6]
John Trefusis [7]
Happy Parliament (1624) Richard Daniel Thomas Burgess
Useless Parliament (1625) William Rous Henry Rolle
Parliament of 1626 Francis Rous
Parliament of 1628 Richard Daniel
No Parliament summoned 1629–1640

MPs 1640–1885

Election1st member [8] 1st party2nd member [8] 2nd party
April 1640 Francis Rous Parliamentarian John Rolle Parliamentarian
November 1640
November 1648Rolle died – seat left vacant
1653Truro was unrepresented in the Barebones Parliament
1654 Francis Rous Truro had only one seat in the First and
Second Parliaments of the Protectorate
1656 Walter Vincent
January 1659 Charles Boscawen
May 1659 Not represented in the restored Rump
April 1660 Walter Vincent Edward Boscawen
1661 Nicholas Arundell
1666 John Arundell
1679 William Boscawen
1681 Henry Ashurst
1685 John Arundell Henry Vincent
1689 Sir Henry Ashurst, Bt
1690 John Cloberry
1695 Hugh Fortescue Whig
March 1701 Sir John Hawles Whig
December 1701 Sir William Scawen sat for Grampound
February 1702 Sir Robert Cotton Tory
July 1702 Thomas Powys
November 1702 Sir Philip Meadowes
May 1705 Hugh Boscawen Whig
November 1705 Peregrine Bertie Whig
May 1708 James Brydges [9]
December 1708 Robert Furnese Whig
1710 Hugh Boscawen Whig
1713 Thomas Hare William Collier
1715 John Selwyn Spencer Cowper Whig
1721 Thomas Wyndham
1727 Hugh Boscawen Sidney Meadows
1734 Kelland Courtenay Robert Trefusis
1741 Charles Hamilton James Hammond
1742 Admiral the Hon. Edward Boscawen Tory [10]
1747 Hon. John Boscawen [11] Tory [10]
1761 Lt General the Hon. George Boscawen Tory [10]
1767 Edward Hugh Boscawen Tory [10]
1774 George Boscawen Tory [10] Bamber Gascoyne Whig [10]
1780 Henry Rosewarne Whig [10]
1783 John Pollexfen Bastard Tory [10]
February 1784 Sir John St Aubyn, Bt Whig [10]
April 1784 William Macarmick Tory [10] William Augustus Spencer Boscawen Tory [10]
1787 John Hiley Addington Tory [10]
1790 James Gordon Tory [10]
1792 Charles Ingoldsby Paulet [12] Tory [10]
1796 Lt Colonel John Leveson-Gower Tory [10] John Lemon Whig [10]
1802 Captain Edward Leveson-Gower Tory [10]
1807 Edward Boscawen Tory [10]
1808 Charles Powlett Townshend Tory [10]
1810 William John Bankes Tory [10]
1812 Sir George Warrender, Bt Tory [10]
1814 George Dashwood Tory
1818 Lord FitzRoy Somerset Tory [10] William Edward Tomline Tory [10]
1820 Sir Hussey Vivian Whig [10] William Gossett Whig [10]
1826 Lord FitzRoy Somerset Tory [10] William Edward Tomline Tory [10]
1829 Viscount Encombe Tory [10] Nathaniel William Peach Tory [10]
1832 Sir Hussey Vivian Whig [10] William Tooke Whig [10]
1835 John Ennis Vivian Conservative [10]
1837 Edmund Turner Whig [13] [14] [10]
1849 Humphrey Willyams Whig [15] [16]
1852 Sir Henry Vivian Whig [17] [18]
1857 Augustus Smith Whig [17] Edward Brydges Willyams Whig
1859 Liberal Montague Edward Smith Conservative
February 1865 Sir Frederick Williams, Bt Conservative
July 1865 Hon. John Vivian Liberal
1871 Sir James McGarel-Hogg, Bt Conservative
1878 Arthur Tremayne Conservative
1880 Edward Brydges Willyams Liberal
1885Borough constituency abolished – name transferred to single-member county constituency

Truro County constituency

MPs 1885–1918

ElectionMember [8] Party
1885 William Bickford-Smith Liberal later Liberal Unionist
1892 John Charles Williams Liberal Unionist
1895 Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence Liberal Unionist
1906 George Hay Morgan Liberal
1918 constituency abolished

MPs 1950–1997

ElectionMember [8] Party
1950 Geoffrey Wilson Conservative
1970 Piers Dixon Conservative
Oct 1974 David Penhaligon Liberal
1987 by-election Matthew Taylor Liberal
1988 Liberal Democrats
1997 name changed to Truro & St. Austell

Elections

St Austell area election results St Austell election results.png
St Austell area election results

Elections in the 1830s

General election 1830: Truro [10] [19]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Tory John Scott 14 46.7
Tory Nathaniel William Peach 14 46.7
Whig John Lubbock 13.3
Whig William Tooke 13.3
Majority1343.4
Turnout c.15c.62.5
Registered electors 24
Tory hold
Tory hold

178 free burgesses polled for Lubbock and Tooke, and one for Scott and Peach, but their votes were rejected.

General election 1831: Truro [10] [19]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Tory John Scott 10 45.5 1.2
Tory Nathaniel William Peach 10 45.5 1.2
Whig William Tooke 14.5+1.2
Whig Humphrey Willyams 14.5+1.2
Majority941.02.4
Turnout c.11c.45.8c.16.7
Registered electors 24
Tory hold Swing 1.2
Tory hold Swing 1.2

24 votes were tendered by inhabitant householders for Tooke and Willyams, but these were rejected. [19]

General election 1832: Truro [10] [20]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Hussey Vivian 291 42.2 +37.7
Whig William Tooke 203 29.4 +24.9
Tory John Ennis Vivian 19628.462.6
Majority71.0N/A
Turnout 38695.3c.+49.5
Registered electors 406
Whig gain from Tory Swing +34.5
Whig gain from Tory Swing +28.1
General election 1835: Truro [10] [20]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative John Ennis Vivian 316 41.3 +12.9
Whig William Tooke 274 35.8 +6.4
Whig Hussey Vivian 17623.019.2
Turnout 45689.45.9
Registered electors 510
Majority425.5N/A
Conservative gain from Whig Swing +12.9
Majority9812.8+11.8
Whig hold Swing ±0.0
General election 1837: Truro [10] [20]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Edmund Turner 393 45.0 +22.0
Conservative John Ennis Vivian 254 29.1 12.2
Whig William Tooke 22625.99.9
Turnout 48884.35.1
Registered electors 579
Majority13915.9+3.1
Whig hold Swing +14.1
Majority283.22.3
Conservative hold Swing 12.2

Elections in the 1840s

General election 1841: Truro [20]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Edmund Turner Unopposed
Conservative John Ennis Vivian Unopposed
Registered electors 622
Whig hold
Conservative hold
General election 1847: Truro [20]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Edmund Turner Unopposed
Conservative John Ennis Vivian Unopposed
Registered electors 627
Whig hold
Conservative hold

Turner's death caused a by-election.

By-election, 11 January 1849: Truro [20]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Humphrey Willyams 240 51.7 N/A
Conservative Montague Edward Smith 22448.3N/A
Majority163.4N/A
Turnout 46479.2N/A
Registered electors 586
Whig hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1850s

General election 1852: Truro [20]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Henry Vivian 267 26.3 N/A
Conservative John Ennis Vivian 263 25.9 N/A
Whig Augustus Smith 25525.1N/A
Conservative Montague Edward Smith 22922.6N/A
Turnout 507 (est)83.5 (est)N/A
Registered electors 607
Majority40.4N/A
Whig hold Swing N/A
Majority80.8N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A
General election 1857: Truro [20]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Whig Augustus Smith Unopposed
Whig Edward Brydges Willyams Unopposed
Registered electors 646
Whig hold
Whig gain from Conservative
General election 1859: Truro [20]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Montague Edward Smith 303 40.9 New
Liberal Augustus Smith 225 30.4 N/A
Liberal John Vivian 21328.7N/A
Majority7810.5N/A
Turnout 522 (est)80.7 (est)N/A
Registered electors 647
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing N/A
Liberal hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1860s

Montague Edward Smith resigned after being appointed a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, causing a by-election.

By-election, 14 February 1865: Truro [20]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Frederick Williams 249 53.1 +12.2
Liberal John Vivian 22046.912.2
Majority296.24.3
Turnout 46982.7+2.0
Registered electors 567
Conservative hold Swing +12.2
General election 1865: Truro [20]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Frederick Williams Unopposed
Liberal John Vivian Unopposed
Registered electors 567
Conservative hold
Liberal hold
General election 1868: Truro [20]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Frederick Williams 731 40.2 N/A
Liberal John Vivian 683 37.5 N/A
Liberal John Passmore Edwards 40622.3N/A
Majority482.7N/A
Turnout 1,276 (est)88.9 (est)N/A
Registered electors 1,435
Conservative hold Swing N/A
Liberal hold Swing N/A

Vivian was appointed a Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, causing a by-election.

By-election, 21 December 1868: Truro [20]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal John Vivian Unopposed
Liberal hold

Elections in the 1870s

Vivian resigned after being appointed Under-Secretary of State for War.

By-election, 13 Sep 1871: Truro (1 seat) [20]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative James Hogg 605 58.1 +17.9
Liberal Edward Jenkins 43641.9-17.9
Majority16916.2N/A
Turnout 1,04172.2-16.7
Registered electors 1,442
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing
General election 1874: Truro (2 seats) [20] [21]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Frederick Williams 798 31.4 -8.8
Conservative James Hogg 723 28.5 N/A
Liberal Henry Riversdale Grenfell56522.2-15.3
Liberal Joseph Graham45517.9-5.4
Majority1586.3N/A
Turnout 1,271 (est)80.3 (est)-8.6
Registered electors 1,582
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

Williams' death caused a by-election.

By-election, 26 Sep 1878: Truro (1 seat) [20]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Arthur Tremayne 656 51.8 8.1
Liberal Edward Brydges Willyams 61148.2+8.1
Majority453.62.7
Turnout 1,26780.30.0
Registered electors 1,578
Conservative hold Swing 8.1

Elections in the 1880s

General election 1880: Truro (2 seats) [22] [20]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative James McGarel-Hogg 781 45.5 +17.0
Liberal Brydges Willyams 754 43.9 3.8
Conservative John Chester18110.520.9
Turnout 1,158 (est)75.1 (est)5.2
Registered electors 1,542
Majority271.64.7
Conservative hold Swing +9.5
Majority57333.4N/A
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +9.5
General election 1885: Truro [23]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal William Bickford-Smith 3,816 57.0 +13.1
Conservative William Molesworth-St Aubyn 2,88343.013.0
Majority93314.019.4
Turnout 6,69975.9+0.8 (est)
Registered electors 8,825
Liberal hold Swing +13.1
Thomas Lough 1895 Thomas Lough.jpg
Thomas Lough
General election 1886: Truro [23]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Unionist William Bickford-Smith 3,522 69.5 +26.5
Liberal Thomas Lough 1,54630.5-26.5
Majority1,97639.0N/A
Turnout 5,06857.4-18.5
Registered electors 8,825
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +26.5

Elections in the 1890s

General election 1892: Truro [23] [24]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Unionist John Williams 4,029 61.5 -8.0
Liberal John Henry Lile2,51838.5+8.0
Majority1,51123.0-16.0
Turnout 6,54776.5+19.1
Registered electors 8,556
Liberal Unionist hold Swing -8.0
General election 1895: Truro [23] [25]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Unionist Edwin Lawrence 3,282 52.1 -9.4
Liberal Henry Turner Waddy3,01247.9+9.4
Majority2704.2-18.8
Turnout 6,29469.5-7.0
Registered electors 9,057
Liberal Unionist hold Swing -9.4

Elections in the 1900s

General election 1900: Truro [23] [25]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Unionist Edwin Durning-Lawrence 3,869 55.9 +3.8
Liberal Charles W. Thornton3,05144.1-3.8
Majority81811.8+7.6
Turnout 6,92074.5+5.0
Registered electors 9,290
Liberal Unionist hold Swing +3.8
Hay Morgan 1906 George Hay Morgan MP.jpg
Hay Morgan
General election 1906: Truro [23]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal George Hay Morgan 4,187 53.2 +9.1
Liberal Unionist Edwin Durning-Lawrence 3,68346.8-9.1
Majority5046.4N/A
Turnout 7,87083.7+9.2
Registered electors 9,403
Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist Swing +9.1

Elections in the 1910s

General election January 1910: Truro [23]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal George Hay Morgan 4,874 53.4 +0.2
Liberal Unionist Edwin Durning-Lawrence 4,26146.6-0.2
Majority6136.8+0.4
Turnout 9,13589.9+6.2
Liberal hold Swing +0.2
General election December 1910: Truro [23] [26]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal George Hay Morgan 4,573 52.3 -1.1
Conservative Charles Williams 4,17647.7+1.1
Majority3974.6-2.2
Turnout 8,74986.1-3.8
Liberal hold Swing -1.1

General Election 1914/15:

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

Elections in the 1950s

General election 1950: Truro [28]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Geoffrey Wilson 18,910 41.8
Labour Henry Brinton 15,61734.5
Liberal Gerald Edward Leaman Whitmarsh10,74623.7
Majority3,2937.3
Turnout 45,27383.3
Conservative win (new seat)
General election 1951: Truro [28]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Geoffrey Wilson 24,883 55.7 +13.9
Labour John N. Newby19,75244.2+9.7
Majority5,13111.5+4.2
Turnout 44,63581.2-2.1
Conservative hold Swing +2.1
General election 1955: Truro [28]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Geoffrey Wilson 19,900 46.1 -9.6
Labour John N. Newby15,18335.2-9.0
Liberal Nancy Seear 8,05618.7New
Majority4,71710.9-0.6
Turnout 43,13978.7-2.5
Conservative hold Swing -0.3
General election 1959: Truro [29]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Geoffrey Wilson 19,544 44.2 -1.9
Labour Ronald James Rae Blindell15,05734.0-1.2
Liberal Nancy Seear 9,63721.8+3.1
Majority4,48710.2-0.7
Turnout 44,23880.2+1.5
Conservative hold Swing -0.4

Elections in the 1960s

General election 1964: Truro [29]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Geoffrey Wilson 18,328 40.6 -3.6
Labour Douglas W. J. Grazier14,22431.5-2.5
Liberal William Rowse Hosking12,57527.9+8.1
Majority4,1049.1-1.1
Turnout 45,12779.2-1.0
Conservative hold Swing -0.5
General election 1966: Truro [28]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Geoffrey Wilson 18,701 40.4 -0.2
Labour Reginald Cyril J. Scott17,09337.0+5.5
Liberal William Rowse Hosking10,45022.6-5.3
Majority1,6083.4-5.7
Turnout 46,24479.20.0
Conservative hold Swing -2.8

Elections in the 1970s

General election 1970: Truro [28]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Piers Dixon 24,894 49.3 +8.9
Labour Raymond Charles Cuss16,68433.04.0
Liberal Michael Steed 8,92317.74.9
Majority8,21016.3+12.9
Turnout 50,50176.03.2
Conservative hold Swing +6.4
General election February 1974: Truro [30]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Piers Dixon 23,493 40.3 -9.0
Liberal David Penhaligon 20,93235.9+18.2
Labour M. W. White12,94522.2-10.8
Mebyon Kernow James Whetter 8501.5New
Majority2,5614.4-11.9
Turnout 58,22081.5+5.5
Conservative hold Swing -13.6
General election October 1974: Truro [30]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal David Penhaligon 22,549 39.8 +3.9
Conservative Piers Dixon 22,08539.0-1.3
Labour A. F. Long11,60620.5-1.7
Mebyon Kernow James Whetter 3840.7-0.8
Majority4640.8New
Turnout 56,62478.6-2.9
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +2.6
General election 1979: Truro [30]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal David Penhaligon 33,571 52.8 +13.0
Conservative R. A. Brown24,86339.1+0.1
Labour Bruce Malcolm Tidy4,6897.4-13.1
Cornish Nationalist James Whetter 2270.4-0.3
National Front N. F. Hedger1820.3New
Majority8,70813.7+12.9
Turnout 63,53282.9+4.3
Liberal hold Swing +6.4

Elections in the 1980s

General election 1983: Truro [31]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Alliance (Liberal) David Penhaligon 31,279 57.3 +4.5
Conservative Philip D. Buddell20,79938.1-1.0
Labour Janet Beecroft2,4794.6-2.8
Majority10,48019.2+5.5
Turnout 54,44779.6-3.3
Alliance hold Swing +2.8
By-election 1987: Truro
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Alliance (Liberal) Matthew Owen John Taylor 30,599 60.4 +3.1
Conservative Nick St. Aubyn 15,98231.5−6.6
Labour John King3,6037.1+2.5
Green (UK) Howard Hoptrough4030.8New
Death off Road: Freight on RailHelen Anscomb750.1New
Majority14,61728.9+9.7
Turnout 50,66270.2−9.4
Alliance hold Swing +4.8
General election 1987: Truro [32]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Alliance (Liberal) Matthew Owen John Taylor 28,368 49.0 -8.3
Conservative Nick St Aubyn 23,61540.8+2.7
Labour John King5,88210.2+5.6
Majority4,7538.2-11.0
Turnout 57,86579.9+0.3
Alliance hold Swing -5.5

Elections in the 1990s

General election 1992: Truro [33] [34]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Matthew Taylor 31,230 50.5 +1.5
Conservative Nick St Aubyn 23,66038.3−2.5
Labour James H. Geach6,0789.8−0.4
Green Liam Keating5690.9New
Liberal Christopher Tankard2080.3New
Natural Law Margot Hartley1080.2New
Majority7,57012.2+4.0
Turnout 61,85382.3+2.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +2.0

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Cornwall is a former county constituency covering the county of Cornwall, in the South West of England. It was a constituency of the House of Commons of England then of the House of Commons of Great Britain from 1707 to 1800 and of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1832. It was represented by two Knights of the Shire, elected by the bloc vote system.

Tiverton (UK Parliament constituency)

Tiverton was a constituency located in Tiverton in east Devon, formerly represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Enfranchised as a parliamentary borough in 1615 and first represented in 1621, it elected two Members of Parliament (MPs) by the first past the post system of election until 1885. The name was then transferred to a county constituency electing one MP.

Bodmin (UK Parliament constituency)

Bodmin was the name of a parliamentary constituency in Cornwall from 1295 until 1983. Initially, it was a parliamentary borough, which returned two Members of Parliament to the House of Commons of England and later the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom until the 1868 general election, when its representation was reduced to one member.

Tavistock was the name of a parliamentary constituency in Devon between 1330 and 1974. Until 1885 it was a parliamentary borough, consisting solely of the town of Tavistock; it returned two Members of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom until 1868, when its representation was reduced to one member. From 1885, the name was transferred to a single-member county constituency covering a much larger area.

Helston, sometimes known as Helleston, was a parliamentary borough centred on the small town of Helston in Cornwall.

East Cornwall (UK Parliament constituency)

East Cornwall was a county constituency in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected two Members of Parliament (MPs) by the bloc vote system of election.

West Cornwall (UK Parliament constituency)

West Cornwall was a county constituency in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected two Members of Parliament (MPs) by the bloc vote system of election.

Penryn and Falmouth was the name of a constituency in Cornwall, England, UK, represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1832 until 1950. From 1832 to 1918 it was a parliamentary borough, initially returning two Members of Parliament (MPs), elected by the bloc vote system.

Launceston, also known at some periods as Dunheved, was a parliamentary constituency in Cornwall which returned two Members of Parliament to the British House of Commons from 1295 until 1832, and one member from 1832 until 1918. It was a parliamentary borough until 1885, and a county constituency thereafter.

Lyme Regis was a parliamentary borough in Dorset, which elected two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons from 1295 until 1832, and then one member from 1832 until 1868, when the borough was abolished.

Liskeard was a parliamentary borough in Cornwall, which elected two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons from 1295 until 1832, and then one member from 1832 until 1885. The constituency was abolished by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885.

Wareham was a parliamentary borough in Dorset, which elected two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons from 1302 until 1832, and then one member from 1832 until 1885, when the borough was abolished.

Truro and St Austell (UK Parliament constituency) UK Parliament constituency

Truro and St Austell was a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

St Austell Rural District was a local government division of Cornwall in England, UK, between 1894 and 1974. Established under the Local Government Act 1894, the rural district was reduced to create Fowey Municipal Borough in 1913 and enlarged by the abolition of Bodmin Rural District and St Columb Major Rural District in 1934 and Lostwithiel Municipal Borough in 1968.

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