MP Derek Thomas "I Support PM" - Parliamentary Candidates Would Consider Standing In Another General Election

Derek Thomas regained his seat by 312 votes.

Derek Thomas regained his seat by 312 votes.

In what has been one of the most unprecedented week's in recent British political history Will Spoke to Derek Thomas MP, for the St Ives Constituency and the other two parliamentary candidates Andrew George, and Chris Drew to get their reaction to last week's General Election.

Andrew George MP for St Ives from 1997 to 2015.

Andrew George MP for St Ives from 1997 to 2015.

Derek standing for the Conservative Party received 22,120 votes in total. Andrew who was standing for the Liberal Democrats picked up 21,808 votes and Chris Drew who was standing for Labour received 7,298 votes - the highest number of votes for Labour since the 1997 General Election. 

Chris Drew who stood for Labour picked the highest number of votes for the party since the 1997 General Election. 

Chris Drew who stood for Labour picked the highest number of votes for the party since the 1997 General Election. 

Derek beat Andrew by just 312 votes to retain the seat Andrew lost in 2015 to Derek after 18 years as MP for St Ives. 

Derek stated when he spoke to Will earlier this week that he supported Prime Minister Theresa May and Andrew and Chris would consider standing again if their respective parties wished them to do so if we saw another election in the near future. 

On the agenda was their reaction to the result personally and for their party. Also discussed was their views on a minority government propped up with a confidence and support agreement from the DUP and could this have repercussions for West Cornwall and Scilly.

Other items included Brexit and it's impact on the region as well as more localised matters such as the ongoing dispute over the Penzance Heliport scheme and adult social care. 

You can listen to Will talking to, Derek, Andrew and Chris below.