Somerset NorthParliamentary constituency
- 31,540 total votes taken.
- 53.5% share of the total vote
- +4.2% change in share of the votes
- 8,441 total votes taken.
- 14.3% share of the total vote
- +3.2% change in share of the votes
- 7,669 total votes taken.
- 13.0% share of the total vote
- +9.1% change in share of the votes
- 7,486 total votes taken.
- 12.7% share of the total vote
- -23.0% change in share of the votes
- 3,806 total votes taken.
- 6.5% share of the total vote
- +6.5% change in share of the votes
Change compared with 2010
Latest updates Somerset North
Dr Fox's 'great honour'standard
The Weston Mercury reports Dr Liam Fox says it's a "great honour" to continue to represent the constituency of Somerset North.
"This has been the most pleasant and gentlemanly and courteous campaign I have ever taken part in. This is by a long mile my biggest majority."
Dr Fox polled a 53.5% share - 31,540 votes. He has been the area's MP for the past 23 years.
The Conservative's held their seat in Somerset North.
Liam Fox polled a 53.5% share - 31,540 votes. Second-placed Labour candidate, Gregory Chambers, picked up 8,441 votes.
Did you know?standard
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!
The constituency of Somerset North stretches west from Bristol, taking in the towns of Clevedon and Portishead on the Severn Estuary. Clevedon, the largest town, is a Victorian resort popular with tourists, while Portishead has had a more industrial past as a deep-water dock, but has been redeveloped with a marina and new housing.
Many commute to Bristol to work. Unemployment is low and the constituency ranked as the tenth lowest in the UK for the proportion of claimants of Job Seekers Allowance in December 2014. Manufacturing, construction, public services, wholesale and retail are all important sectors.
The seat has been Conservative since it was set up in 1983 under a different name - Woodspring. The name changed in 2010 and the sitting MP, Dr Liam Fox, retained it. The former defence secretary had a majority of 7,862 and 49% of the vote. The Liberal Democrats had 36% and Labour 11%.