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Encyclopedia > St Ives (UK Parliament constituency)

St Ives is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. A constituency is any cohesive corporate unit or body bound by shared structures, goals or loyalty. ... In some bicameral parliaments of a Westminster System, the House of Commons has historically been the name of the elected lower house. ... The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative institution in the United Kingdom and British overseas territories (it alone has parliamentary sovereignty). ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... The first-past-the-post electoral system is a voting system for single-member districts, variously called first-past-the-post (FPTP or FPP), winner-take-all, plurality voting, or relative majority. ...

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Election results

General Election 2005: St Ives
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Andrew George 25,577 50.7 -0.9
Conservative Christian Mitchell 13,968 27.7 -3.5
Labour Michael Dooley 6,583 13.1 -0.2
UKIP Michael Faulkner 2,551 5.1 +1.2
Green Katrina Slack 1,738 3.4 +3.4
Majority 11,602 23.0
Turnout 72.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +1.3
General Election 2001: St Ives
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Andrew George 25,413 51.6 +7.1
Conservative Joanna Richardson 15,360 31.2 N/A
Labour William Morris 6,567 13.3 -1.9
UKIP Mick Faulkner 1,926 3.9 +2.9
Majority 10,053 20.4
Turnout 49,266 66.3 -8.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

The United Kingdom general election of 2005 was held on Thursday, 5 May 2005 and won by the Labour Party, led by Tony Blair. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a social liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... Andrew George Andrew Henry George (born 2 December 1958) is a British politician. ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the centre-right in the United Kingdom. ... The Labour Party is a centre-left or Democratic Socialist political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics), and one of the United Kingdoms three main political parties. ... The United Kingdom Independence Party (commonly known as UKIP, pronounced you-kip) is a right-wing political party that aims at British withdrawal from the European Union. ... The Green Party of England and Wales emerged as a distinct party in the 1990s. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a social liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... The UK general election, 2001 was held on 7 June 2001 and was dubbed the quiet landslide by the media. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a social liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... Andrew George Andrew Henry George (born 2 December 1958) is a British politician. ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the centre-right in the United Kingdom. ... The Labour Party is a centre-left or Democratic Socialist political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics), and one of the United Kingdoms three main political parties. ... The United Kingdom Independence Party (commonly known as UKIP, pronounced you-kip) is a right-wing political party that aims at British withdrawal from the European Union. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a social liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ...

Politics and history of the constituency


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Reference.com/Encyclopedia/St Ives, Cornwall (1027 words)
St Ives (Cornish: Porthia) is a seaside town and civil parish in the Penwith district of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.
The nearest airports to St Ives are Newquay and Plymouth.
St Ives is also well known from the nursery rhyme and riddle "As I Was Going to St Ives", although it is not clear whether the rhyme refers to the Cornish town or one of several other St Ives around the country.
St Ives (UK Parliament constituency) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (400 words)
In the 1900 UK general election, Edward Hain, Liberal Unionist was elected unopposed.
In the 1895 UK general election, Thomas Bedford Bolitho, Liberal Unionist was elected unopposed.
In the 1887 St Ives by-election, Thomas Bedford Bolitho, Liberal Unionist was elected unopposed.
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