General Election 2019: Cornwall sees increase in registered voters

Over 7,000 more people in Cornwall have registered to vote for this General Election compared to the last General Election in 2017.

As of 5 December there are a total of 437,454 people registered to vote in Cornwall, up from 429,886 in 2017 – that’s an increase of 7,568.

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Broken down into constituencies, the numbers are as follows:

Eligible electorates5 Dec 20192017 General Election
Camborne and Redruth 70,250 68,419
North Cornwall 69,935 68,844
South East Cornwall 71,825 71,880
St Austell and Newquay 79,930 78,609
St Ives (inc Isles of Scilly) 68,795 67,451
Truro and Falmouth 76,719 74,683
Parliamentary total 437,454 429,886

 

Acting Returning Officer for the election and Cornwall Council’s Chief Executive Kate Kennally said: “It’s now very important to the democratic process that those of you who are registered to vote then use that vote to have your say on the important issues that affect you.

“Across the centuries people have died fighting for their right to vote and in the UK, in the early 20th Century, people were killed in their struggles to get the vote for women. By using your vote you are showing your support for people who have fought hard for democracy.”

You can view a map of the polling districts in Cornwall using our online mapping system.

More information about this year’s General Election can be found on Cornwall Council’s website 

Story posted on 10 December