General election 2010: Goldsworthy is latest Lib Dem casualty

Lib Dems lose Camborne and Redruth
Lib Dems lose Camborne and Redruth

By Catherine Stevenson

The Liberal Democrats have suffered another blow in the south-west after losing Camborne and Redruth to the Conservatives - by just 66 votes.

Tory candidate George Eustice took the seat with 37.6% of the vote. Julia Goldsworthy narrowly missed out, having taken 37.4% of the vote.

The seat was number 97 on the Conservatives' target list and they secured it with a swing of 5.2% from the Lib Dems.

Mr Eustice is a former strawberry farmer, who directed the No campaign against the Euro and served as former press secretary to Michael Howard and David Cameron. In 1999 he ran as a Ukip candidate.


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