2019’s General Election was one that many saw coming for a long time. Parliament, and the parties within it, were all in disarray. Splits, sackings and insurgencies rife in every corner. St Ives, the most south-westerly constituency in the United Kingdom, feels far removed from Parliament, but it’s one of its most key battlegrounds. With a Conservative incumbent hanging on by only 312 votes in 2017, the rural community has drawn national attention. Locally though, the election remains a quiet, calm affair.