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Seats 318 262 35 12 10 13
Change −13 +30 −21 +4 +2 −2
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After 650 of 650 seats

Somerset North East

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD CON HOLD

Results

General Election 2017 results
Party Votes % Net percentage change in seats
Party

CON

Conservative

Jacob Rees-Mogg Votes 28,992 header_vote_share 53.6 Net percentage change in seats +3.9
Party

LAB

Labour

Robin Moss Votes 18,757 header_vote_share 34.7 Net percentage change in seats +9.9
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Manda Rigby Votes 4,461 header_vote_share 8.3 Net percentage change in seats +0.4
Party

GRN

Green Party

Sally Calverley Votes 1,245 header_vote_share 2.3 Net percentage change in seats -3.2
Party

IND

Independent

Shaun Hughes Votes 588 header_vote_share 1.1 Net percentage change in seats +1.1

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority

10,235

Turnout

75.7%

Vote share

Party %
Conservative 53.6
Labour 34.7
Liberal Democrat 8.3
Green Party 2.3
Independent 1.1

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Labour
+9.9
Conservative
+3.9
Independent
+1.1
Liberal Democrat
+0.4
Green Party
-3.2

Latest updates

Jacob Rees-Mogg plays down protestors 'incident'

The prime minister today warned that there may be a crackdown on intimidation of public figures, following an 'incident' at a University of the West of England event attended by MP Jacob Rees-Mogg.

A group of young protestors hijacked the event, on Friday, which led to some altercations between students and security staff.

The university has today said it will discipline any students found to have taken part and review its levels of security.

But speaking on BBC Points West this evening, Mr Rees-Mogg played down the incident:

As the PM warns of new laws to protect public figures, the MP wants it kept in perspective

University releases statement about Rees-Mogg incident

The prime minister is expected to announce a crackdown on the intimidation of political candidates.

It follows an incident last week when the North East Somerset MP was caught in a scuffle at a University of the West of England event.

Jacob Rees-Mogg was at the University when protesters got into a student event and began shouting at him.

This afternoon, the University appealed for anyone who took mobile footage of the fracas to contact police.

A statement said UWE are working with police to investigate what happened:"We can confirm that our security staff responded to the incident within two minutes and efficiently managed the situation, which was closed down within five minutes of starting, before police arrived."

“If any of our students are identified as having participated in the protest we will follow normal University processes, with immediate suspension as a neutral act and investigation through our formal disciplinary procedures."

It stated that the current "around-the-clock security and high definition CCTV monitoring across all campuses" would now be reviewed and that "the use of bodycams for all security staff" and the possibility of further security for outside speaker events would be looked at."

Tap here to read more about the prime minister's intentions.

Rees-Mogg was jostled and shouted at by protesters
BBC
Jacob Rees-Mogg was jostled and shouted at by protesters at the UWE event

UWE Bristol respects the rights of legal freedom of speech both in society and on our campus and the right to peaceful protest. It is important that different views and perspectives are engaged with, debated and understood in a respectful, civilised democracy."

University spokesperson

Rees-Mogg keeps up the pressure on Brexit negotiations

Chancellor Philip Hammond has been rebuked after stoking up a row with Eurosceptic conservatives by suggesting any change to Britain's trade relations with the EU after Brexit could be "very modest".

In a sign of Tory sensitivity on the issue, a Downing Street source said the plans to leave the customs union and single market "could not be described as very modest changes".

Mr Hammond's comment came as leading Tory Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg urged ministers not to be "timid and cowering" in their approach to EU withdrawal.

Mr Rees-Mogg, chairman of the influential European Research Group, was warning that close alignment with the EU after Brexit would prevent "meaningful" trade deals with other countries, leaving Britain a "vassal" of the remaining 27-nation bloc.

Read more here.

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Rees-Mogg wades in on Brexit

Martin Jones

Producer, BBC Sunday Politics West

Mr Rees Mogg
BBC

The leader of the influential Tory Brexiteer group and North East Somerset MP, Jacob Rees Mogg, will strongly criticise the government's approach to the Brext talks in a speech tonight.

He will say the tone needs to fundamentally change, and will warn that no-one "voted for the management of decline".

In a pre--published copy of his speech he says: "for too long our negotiators seemed to have been cowed by the EU. Their approach seems to be they must accept what the EU will allow us to do and build from there. This is no way to negotiate and it is no way for this country to behave."

Rees Mogg's comments come ahead of the Brexit Secretary's speech tomorrow when David Davis is to outline the governments approach to the next phase of the Brexit talks.

The North-East Somerset MP - who has not official role in the Brexit negotiations - has been a lifelong Eurosceptic and was one of the leading lights in the Leave campaign. His voice is always listened to closely as an informed and passionate Brexiteer.

These comments show how keen he and fellow Eurosceptics are to keep up pressure on the government.

Rees-Mogg protester explains appearance

Watch: Jacob Rees-Mogg takes on the protesters

The North East Somerset MP, Jacob Rees-Mogg, was interrupted at a Conservative party conference event in Manchester yesterday.

He spoke to some of the protesters, one of whom has today explained why he stormed the event and demanded to speak to him.

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'Jolly August stuff': Jacob Rees-Mogg laughs off ministerial rumours

He's speaking in front of a Downing Street backdrop...

But North East Somerset MP Jacob Rees-Mogg tells the Daily Politics he was "astonished" about talk linking him with the Conservative leadership.

He dismissed it all as "jolly August stuff".

Jacob Rees-Mogg laughs off leadership talk

Jacob Rees-Mogg plays down Conservative leadership bid reports

Jacob Rees-Mogg
PA

Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has played down reports that he is considering a bid for party leadership.

The Sunday Times claims the backbencher is "sounding out" friends about possibly succeeding Theresa May.

But the North East Somerset MP told the BBC: "I think it's a reminder that it's August and people don't have pressing UK political news to write about.

"And therefore there's this jolly stuff about me, but I wouldn't put any money on it," he told Radio 4.

Read the full story here.

Watch: MP tribute tattoo done 'for a chuckle'

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A Doncaster man who got a tattoo of Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg says he did it "for a chuckle".

Ross Atkinson, who is an activist for the party and fan of the MP for North East Somerset paid £50 to have "Moggmentum" inked on his chest.

In response, Jacob Rees-Mogg has said that he was "gigantically flattered" by the gesture.

The politician has invited Ross Atkinson down to Parliament for a cup of tea.

MP announces birth of sixth child - aptly named Sixtus

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Conservative MP Jacob Rees has announced the birth of his sixth child.

In an Instagram post he said: "Helena and I announce with great joy that we have a baby Sixtus Dominic Boniface Christopher, a brother for Peter, Mary, Thomas, Anselm and Alfred."

There's been a fair amount of reaction on social media to the news:

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CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, 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
Labour
, 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
UKIP
, 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

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