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After 650 of 650 seats

Wells

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD CON HOLD

Results

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

CON

Conservative

James Heappey Votes 30,488 header_vote_share 50.1 Net percentage change in seats +4.0
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Tessa Munt Votes 22,906 header_vote_share 37.6 Net percentage change in seats +4.9
Party

LAB

Labour

Andy Merryfield Votes 7,129 header_vote_share 11.7 Net percentage change in seats +5.1
Party

CPA

Christian Peoples Alliance

Lorna Corke Votes 320 header_vote_share 0.5 Net percentage change in seats +0.5

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority

7,582

Turnout

73.8%

Vote share

Party %
Conservative 50.1
Liberal Democrat 37.6
Labour 11.7
Christian Peoples Alliance 0.5

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Labour
+5.1
Liberal Democrat
+4.9
Conservative
+4.0
Christian Peoples Alliance
+0.5

Latest updates

Tessa Munt: Tory minority government will be 'chaotic'

Watch: Tessa Munt on Tory minority government

Lib Dem candidate for Wells, and former MP for the constituency, Tessa Munt, failed to claim back her set from the Conservative's James Heappey despite increasing her share of the vote.

She said she thought a Conservative minority government would have its problems.

James Heappey: Theresa May 'blew it'

James Heappey: Theresa May "blew it"

Wells Conservative MP James Heappey has said that Theresa May "blew it" after her decision to call a snap election backfired.

Mr Heappey retained his seat with a majority of 7,582 votes.

He said the Conservatives' campaign "very nearly snatched defeat from the jaws of victory".

Wells MP says it's a 'relief' after being pushed by Lib Dem Tessa Munt

Defeated Lib Dem: 'We don't do coalitions. Not this time'

Tessa Munt had hoped to regain the Wells constituency for the Liberal Democrats - but lost out again to the Conservative James Heappey.

She says any suggestion of a government coalition this time round is off the agenda.

"We don't do coalitions. Not this time"

Wells: Conservative hold

Result graphic
BBC

BreakingWells - Conservative hold

Conservative James Heappey holds on to his seat.

Wells: A Liberal Democrat target

We're expecting Wells to be declared in the next half hour.

Wells is regarded as a target by the Liberal Democrats, although it has been mostly held by the Conservatives since 1924.

It turned Lib Dem between 2010 and 2015, with Tessa Munt as the MP. She's running as the party candidate again this time round.

She recently won a surprise victory in the county council elections, unseating the Tory council leader - so it seems as if she carries something of a personal vote.

However, Tory incumbent James Heappey has a comfortable 7,500 majority.

The 2017 general election candidates for Wells
BBC
The 2017 general election candidates for Wells

Wells: Candidates muse potential fortunes

Sharon Alcock

BBC News

Wells count
BBC

At the Royal Bath and West Showground, where the Wells constituency votes are currently being counted, the mood is pensive.

As national exit polls and results filter through here, the various camps reflect their candidates' potential fortunes. Asked for an official current mood they say: "Too close to call" (Lib Dem), "Hopeful" (Conservative), "Quietly confident" (Lab) and "Interested" (Christian People's Alliance).

If snacks reflect anything, on the Conservative table Heroes would indicate confidence. Offered home-made flapjack by the Labour group, I am told its ingredients are equally-proportioned.

In the Lib Dem's corner there is merely a single (yellow) banana and no time to eat it as there is constant and fevered number crunching.

When quizzing the Christian People's Alliance why they seemed lacking in snacks, they explained that they had Polos.

"Holey?" I inquire. "Just minty fresh," is the reply.

CON GAIN FROM LD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate James Heappey
, have the following results:
  • 26,247 total votes taken.
  • 46.1% share of the total vote
  • +3.6% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Tessa Munt
, have the following results:
  • 18,662 total votes taken.
  • 32.8% share of the total vote
  • -11.2% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Helen Hims
, have the following results:
  • 5,644 total votes taken.
  • 9.9% share of the total vote
  • +6.9% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Chris Inchley
, have the following results:
  • 3,780 total votes taken.
  • 6.6% share of the total vote
  • -0.9% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Jon Cousins
, have the following results:
  • 2,331 total votes taken.
  • 4.1% share of the total vote
  • +3.0% change in share of the votes
Independent
, with candidate Paul Arnold
, have the following results:
  • 83 total votes taken.
  • 0.1% share of the total vote
  • +0.1% change in share of the votes
The Birthday Party
, with candidate Dave Dobbs
, have the following results:
  • 81 total votes taken.
  • 0.1% share of the total vote
  • +0.1% change in share of the votes
Independent
, with candidate Gypsy Watkins
, have the following results:
  • 76 total votes taken.
  • 0.1% share of the total vote
  • +0.1% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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