Somerset North East

Parliamentary constituency


, with candidate Jacob Rees-Mogg
, have the following results:
  • 25,439 total votes taken.
  • 49.8% share of the total vote
  • +8.5% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Todd Foreman
, have the following results:
  • 12,690 total votes taken.
  • 24.8% share of the total vote
  • -6.8% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Ernie Blaber
, have the following results:
  • 6,150 total votes taken.
  • 12.0% share of the total vote
  • +8.6% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Wera Hobhouse
, have the following results:
  • 4,029 total votes taken.
  • 7.9% share of the total vote
  • -14.4% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Katy Boyce
, have the following results:
  • 2,802 total votes taken.
  • 5.5% share of the total vote
  • +4.2% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 12,749 24.9%

Vote share

Party %
CON 49.8
LAB 24.8
UKIP 12.0
LD 7.9
GRN 5.5

Vote share change since 2010


Latest updates Somerset North East



Easter travel getaway in numbers

About 11 million cars will be on the roads across the Easter weekend, while engineering work is likely to cause disruption to rail users.



Lib Dems lose Yeovil seat to Tories

The Liberal Democrats lose the constituency of Yeovil to the Conservatives, a seat they held for 32 years.

Conservative hold

Jacob Rees-Mogg holds the Somerset North East for the Tories with 25,431 votes. Labour's Todd Foreman has half as many votes - 12,690.

But in terms of celebration, Wera Hobhouse we salute you! The Lib Dem candidate actually fist-pumped the air when her 4,029 votes were announced.


Blue ahead?


Labour sources admit they will fail to take Somerset North East from the Conservatives' defending candidate Jacob Rees-Mogg.


Rees-Mogg predicts minority Tory government


Any party that has more than 310 seats can form a government on its own, North East Somerset Conservative Jacob Rees-Mogg tells the BBC.

"When you have over 310 seats you don't need a formal coalition," he says.

"So, I think it will be single party government but one that could lose on individual issues if every other party coalesced against it.

"It will be an interesting situation. It will be closer than we've been used to since the 1970s but it will be a workable government."


BBC Points West's Ali Vowles tweets: Conservative Jacob Rees-Mogg & family arrive at #Bath and #besomerset count. Says exit polls reflect what he's been hearing on the streets



Did you know?


Across the former Avon area there were 561 polling stations open for business on Thursday.

And overnight there are an impressive 3,000 people leafing through your votes to work out who your next MP will be.

That's a lot of tea and biscuits needed to keep them awake overnight ... Get the kettle on!

Image copyright Thinkstock



'More houses' needed to meet demand

A lot more homes are needed in North East Somerset to meet demand, general election candidates say.



How to make the cut with voters

Reporter Giles Dilnot speaks to workers at a stonemasons in Cheddar about who may, or may not, be getting their vote.
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Constituency profile

Bordering both Bristol in the west and circling Bath the seat is split between rural and urban areas, including prime commuter areas for both cities. Tourism has become increasingly important, although in the past coal mining and agriculture had been dominant - the last coalfield at Midsomer Norton closed in 1973.

According to the ONS 2011 Census, North East Somerset has, at 2.7%, one of the lowest unemployment rates in England and Wales and one of the highest proportions of people in part-time jobs - and is also one of the higher placed ones for the numbers of households (1,370) having 4 or more cars or vans.

The seat, which replaced the old Wansdyke seat, was won in 2010 by Conservative Jacob Rees-Mogg, who got 41.3% of votes, with Labour second with 31.7% and the Lib Dems third with 22.3%.