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|Party||Votes||%||Net percentage change in seats|
|Wera Hobhouse||Votes 23,436||header_vote_share 47.3||Net percentage change in seats +17.6|
|Ben Howlett||Votes 17,742||header_vote_share 35.8||Net percentage change in seats -2.0|
|Joe Rayment||Votes 7,279||header_vote_share 14.7||Net percentage change in seats +1.5|
|Eleanor Field||Votes 1,125||header_vote_share 2.3||Net percentage change in seats -9.7|
Change compared with 2015
Turnout and LD majority
The Liberal Democrat Wera Hobhouse has unseated Conservative Ben Howlett to win the Bath constituency.
Bath is expected to delare shortly.
Bath is probably the Lib Dems’ best hope of a comeback in the West, as they hope to retake a seat they held for 22 years until the 2015 election.
The city voted heavily for Remain and pro-European activists have mounted a vigorous campaign here in recent weeks.
On the other hand, the incumbent Tory MP Ben Howlett is socially liberal, supported Remain and abstained from one of the key Brexit votes before the triggering of Article 50.
He’s mounted an energetic campaign and believes he’s done enough to hold on.
Official voter data released to the BBC, Press Association and ITN shows the Bristol West and Bath constituencies are among those with the biggest increase of new voters.
A total of 46.9 million people will be able to vote nationally, with an extra 1 million on the electoral roll compared to December last year.
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- 17,833 total votes taken.
- 37.8% share of the total vote
- +6.4% change in share of the votes
- 14,000 total votes taken.
- 29.7% share of the total vote
- -26.9% change in share of the votes
- 6,216 total votes taken.
- 13.2% share of the total vote
- +6.3% change in share of the votes
- 5,634 total votes taken.
- 11.9% share of the total vote
- +9.6% change in share of the votes
- 2,922 total votes taken.
- 6.2% share of the total vote
- +4.3% change in share of the votes
- 499 total votes taken.
- 1.1% share of the total vote
- +1.1% change in share of the votes
- 63 total votes taken.
- 0.1% share of the total vote
- +0.1% change in share of the votes
Change compared with 2010