Somerset North

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Liam Fox
, have the following results:
  • 31,540 total votes taken.
  • 53.5% share of the total vote
  • +4.2% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Gregory Chambers
, have the following results:
  • 8,441 total votes taken.
  • 14.3% share of the total vote
  • +3.2% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Ian Kealey
, have the following results:
  • 7,669 total votes taken.
  • 13.0% share of the total vote
  • +9.1% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Marcus Kravis
, have the following results:
  • 7,486 total votes taken.
  • 12.7% share of the total vote
  • -23.0% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate David Derbyshire
, have the following results:
  • 3,806 total votes taken.
  • 6.5% share of the total vote
  • +6.5% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 23,099 39.2%
Turnout
73.6%

Vote share

Party %
CON 53.5
LAB 14.3
UKIP 13.0
LD 12.7
GRN 6.5

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+9.1
GRN
+6.5
CON
+4.2
LAB
+3.2
LD
-23.0

Latest updates Somerset North

31.08.2016

21:53

On-call ambulance collides with vehicle

Four people are injured when an ambulance on an emergency call collides with another vehicle.

24.03.2016

00:00

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.

19.03.2016

15:56

Call to help Syrian refugee families

Preparations are under way to help three Syrian families who are due to arrive in Bristol soon.

27.02.2016

13:05

Remembering the first Gulf War

West Country veterans of the first Gulf War will take part in the unveiling of a memorial to the 47 personnel who died in the conflict.

25.02.2016

19:23

IVF cuts criticised by campaigners

Campaigners say they are appalled by a decision to cut the number of IVF cycles offered in Somerset

11.02.2016

12:35

Playground-urinating pupils warned

Parents are told to warn their children against urinating in a playground by the school's head teacher.

08.05.2015

17:44

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.
11:48

Dr Fox's 'great honour'

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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.

07:39
Breaking

Conservative hold

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.

07.05.2015

23:18

Did you know?

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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
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Constituency profile

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%.