UK results: Conservatives win majority

After 650 of 650 seats declared
UK results
Party Conservative Labour Scottish National Party Liberal Democrat Democratic Unionist Party Others
Seats 365 203 48 11 8 15
Change +47 -59 +13 -1 -2 +2

Somerton & Frome

Parliamentary constituency

CON HOLD

Results

  1. Conservative
    David Warburton
    • Votes: 36,230
    • Vote share %: 55.8
    • Vote share change: -0.9
  2. Liberal Democrat
    Adam Boyden
    • Votes: 17,017
    • Vote share %: 26.2
    • Vote share change: +5.4
  3. Labour
    Sean Dromgoole
    • Votes: 8,354
    • Vote share %: 12.9
    • Vote share change: -4.3
  4. Green
    Andrea Dexter
    • Votes: 3,295
    • Vote share %: 5.1
    • Vote share change: +1.4

Change compared with 2017

Turnout

  • CON majority: 19,213
  • Registered voters: 85,866
  • % share:
    75.6%
  • Change since 2017: -0.1

Vote share

Party % share
Conservative 55.8%
Liberal Democrat 26.2%
Labour 12.9%
Green 5.1%

Vote share change since 2017

  • Liberal Democrat +5.4 Gained
  • Green +1.4 Gained
  • Conservative -0.9 Lost
  • Labour -4.3 Lost

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Somerton & Frome: Conservative hold

David Warburton has been re-elected as the MP for Somerton & Frome, but with a decreased majority.

Whereas most Conservatives around the country increased their vote share, Mr Warburton's slipped.

He beat Liberal Democrat Adam Boyden by 19,213 votes, 3,693 votes less than his majority at the 2017 election.

Sean Dromgoole of the Labour Party came third and the Green Party's Andrea Dexter came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 0.1 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 65,000 people, roughly three-quarters of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

All four candidates keep their deposits, after receiving more than 5% of the votes.

This story was created using some automation.

BreakingSomerton and Frome: Con hold

David Warburton and family
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David Warburton has been re-elected as the Conservative MP for Somerton and Frome.

Running late in Yeovil and Somerton and Frome

BBC reporter Lee Madan says counting is running an hour behind in his part of Somerset.

They are now expecting declarations at 2.30am for Yeovil, 3.30am for Somerton and Frome.

Santas hunker down for the night
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Counters in Somerton and From
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Conservatives 'quietly confident' in Yeovil, Somerton and Frome

Counting under way in Yeovi, Somerton and Frome

Somerton and Frome Liberal Democrat candidate Adam Boyden says it's “all to play for” despite the exit poll predicting a Conservative hold.

“It’s been played” says Conservative Somerset county councillor Clare Paul in response.

“Complacency is always dangerous, but I’m feeling quietly confident,” says Conservative county councillor David Hall.

Somerton & Frome: Conservative hold

Result graphic
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BreakingSomerton and Frome - Conservative hold

The Conservative David Warburton has held on to the Somerton and Frome constituency.

General election: UKIP branches in three Somerset seats won't field candidates

UKIP have confirmed that they aren't contesting three seats in Somerset for the upcoming general election.

Wells, Somerton and Frome and Yeovil won't have any UKIP candidates on the ballot paper.

In Wells, the UKIP Wells Association Branch chair says their committee voted unanimously not to stand a candidate, as they are broadly supportive of the current MP James Heappey's support for Theresa May's Brexit plans.

They don't want to contest the constituencies of Wells, Somerton & Frome or Yeovil

Our vote share could be enough to tip it just back to the Lib Dems. We’re not doing deals, how members vote is up to them. But stats show our core voters, if not voting UKIP, will vote Conservative

Helen HimsUKIP Wells Association branch chair