Liberal Democrats in West Cornwall

In St Ives constituency, with its large rural areas, only the Liberal Party and the Liberal Democrats have ever kept the Conservatives at bay. Andrew George was first elected here in 1997, and took over half the vote in the General Elections of 2001 and 2005. Our core values of supporting local independent businesses, standing up for workers, protecting the vulnerable and fighting for a fairer society have historically resonated with the people of this economically marginalised area. Our tradition of community-based campaigns means that the experience of the people we represent has always been at the heart of our work.

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