Parliamentary constituency


, with candidate John Penrose
, have the following results:
  • 25,203 total votes taken.
  • 48.0% share of the total vote
  • +3.7% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Tim Taylor
, have the following results:
  • 9,594 total votes taken.
  • 18.3% share of the total vote
  • +7.3% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Ernie Warrender
, have the following results:
  • 9,366 total votes taken.
  • 17.8% share of the total vote
  • +15.2% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate John Munro
, have the following results:
  • 5,486 total votes taken.
  • 10.4% share of the total vote
  • -28.8% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Richard Lawson
, have the following results:
  • 2,592 total votes taken.
  • 4.9% share of the total vote
  • +4.9% change in share of the votes
English Democrats
, with candidate Ronald Lavelle
, have the following results:
  • 311 total votes taken.
  • 0.6% share of the total vote
  • +0.1% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 15,609 29.7%

Vote share

Party %
CON 48.0
LAB 18.3
UKIP 17.8
LD 10.4
GRN 4.9
ED 0.6

Vote share change since 2010


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Penrose's 'delight' in seat


John Penrose has been talking to BBC Radio Bristol about his hold in Weston-super-Mare.

The Conservative MP, who has returned for the third election running, polled 25,203 of the votes, a 48% share.

"I'm amazed. I'm delighted and rather humbled by the huge increase in the majority," he says.

"I just want to make sure I live up to the trust that everybody locally has put in me by all the votes and I want to make sure I serve the community as best I possibly can."

Mr Penrose's nearest competitor, Labour's Tim Taylor, collected 9,594 votes.


Conservative hold

There's been a Conservative hold in Weston-super-Mare. John Penrose polled 25,203 of the votes, a 48% share.

His nearest competitor, Labour's Tim Taylor, collected 9,594 votes. He narrowly beat UKIP's Ernie Warrender, who picked up 9,366 votes.


Seaside transport woes?


Transport has been the hot topic of debate in the Weston-super-Mare constituency.

In a BBC election debate, the need for investment in Weston's surrounding villages was one of the priorities candidates highlighted.

Conservative John Penrose and and Liberal Democrat John Munro said roads needed upgrading while Labour's Tim Taylor highlighted the lack of affordable housing.

Declaration due in Weston some time after 08:30.

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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



Better rural transport is 'vital'

Investing in transport infrastructure in Weston-super-Mare's surrounding villages is a key issue for the area, candidates say.
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Constituency profile

This seaside seat on England's west coast stretches from the Seven Estuary in the west to the Mendip Hills in the east. Historically a Conservative seat, Weston-super-Mare was represented by the Liberal Democrats from 1997 to 2005.

The beach, long promenade and picturesque architecture in the town itself mean tourism is important to the local economy, boosting hotels, restaurants, guest houses and shops. Nearly a fifth of workers work in retail or wholesale trade. The M5 runs through the seat, bringing with it some Bristol businesses and commuters. Agriculture is important in north Somerset - particularly the dairy industry. The Yeo Valley yoghurt company is based in Blagdon. There are also small manufacturing, IT and engineering firms in the area.

John Penrose won the seat for the Conservatives in 2010 with a majority of 2,691 - with the Lib Dems in second place.