The New Boundaries and the Voter Split

Yesterday, a day before the official release, the Boundary Commission report was made public. As I blogged before, there will be large changes to the parliamentary seats in Cornwall. Before the bunfight starts between the political parties at the next General Election it is interesting to know the numbers of voters by party.

These numbers are taken from the results of the 2010 election.I will start with the new seat of Bideford and Bude.

Bideford and Bude
Con – 22,994
LD – 23,035
Lab – 2, 509

Bodmin & Newquay
Con – 20,526
LD – 22,332
Lab – 3,413

Truro & St Austell
Con – 20,526
LD – 22,332
Lab – 4,133

Falmouth & Camborne
Con – 20,171
LD – 19,951
Lab – 7,152

St Ives
Con – 20,762
LD – 22,463
Lab -5,011

Con – 23,910
LD – 20,859
Lab – 3,712

As you can see the voter split is really close, and will make the next elections (when ever they will be) rather a tight battle.

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