The five parliamentary elections of these years saw a Liberal revival and a Labour decline. The Liberals managed to re-establish their pre-war status as Cornwall’s main rivals to the Tories, although never winning the majority of votes or seats. The Liberal revival began – in 1964 and 1966 – in rural, east Cornwall. Then, in 1974, it spread west, seeing David Penhaligon elected at Truro, although by that time the Liberals had lost Bodmin in the east.

Here are the detailed results by constituency.


Falmouth and Camborne

North Cornwall

St Ives


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