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Party Conservative Labour Scottish National Party Liberal Democrat Democratic Unionist Party Others
Seats 318 262 35 12 10 13
Change −13 +30 −21 +4 +2 −2
UK Results

After 650 of 650 seats

Weston-Super-Mare

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD CON HOLD

Results

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

CON

Conservative

John Penrose Votes 29,982 header_vote_share 53.1 Net percentage change in seats +5.2
Party

LAB

Labour

Timothy Taylor Votes 18,438 header_vote_share 32.7 Net percentage change in seats +14.4
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Mike Bell Votes 5,175 header_vote_share 9.2 Net percentage change in seats -1.3
Party

UKIP

UKIP

Helen Hims Votes 1,932 header_vote_share 3.4 Net percentage change in seats -14.4
Party

GRN

Green Party

Suneil Basu Votes 888 header_vote_share 1.6 Net percentage change in seats -3.4

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority

11,544

Turnout

68.7%

Vote share

Party %
Conservative 53.1
Labour 32.7
Liberal Democrat 9.2
UKIP 3.4
Green Party 1.6

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Labour
+14.4
Conservative
+5.2
Liberal Democrat
-1.3
Green Party
-3.4
UKIP
-14.4

Latest updates

'Up not out' WSM building proposal noted in budget

Houses
Reuters

A proposal to allow property owners to increase the height of buildings without seeking planning permission, from Weston-super-Mare's MP, has drawn praise from the Chancellor in his budget.

John Penrose was thanked in the budget speech for his "ideas on how to tackle the challenge of the housing market".

He had written to the Chancellor outlining the "Build Up Not Out" scheme as a way of easing housing pressures.

His proposal has been backed by four of the UK's largest social housing providers.

It is unclear whether the scheme will become part of the government's new housing plans.

M5 latest: Motorway closed near Exeter in both directions

For all those travelling to the South West this evening...

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Cricket: Will the M5 travel delays impact tonight's T20 match?

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If you're travelling from Somerset to Bristol for tonight's T20 cricket match, make sure you've planned your journey.

The Traffic England website predicts the current congestion to ease mid-afternoon.

Fertility treatments proposal: Only for 30-35s in the West

Women over 35 would not be eligible for fertility treatment on the NHS in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, under new proposals.

The local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) are asking for people's views on plans to halve the number of couples they offer treatment to, to save NHS money.

The CCGs suggest changing the age criteria - from women aged 18 up to the age of 40 - to a five-year age "window" between 30 and 35.

Professor Simon Fishel pioneered IVF in the UK, when he enabled the first test-tube baby to be born. He says the proposals go against decades of battles.

Watch: Professor Simon Fishel on the IVF rationing proposal

Teacher jailed for watching live stream of child rape

Wayne Brookes
PA

A primary school teacher from Weston-super-Mare, who watched a live stream of a six-year-old boy being raped, has been jailed.

Wayne Brookes joined 45 other paedophiles online to watch the abuse being streamed live from America.

Bristol Crown Court heard he also used the site to watch a recording of a six-month-old baby being abused.

Brookes, 43, admitted four charges of making indecent images of children and was jailed for 20 months.

Hospitals will assess treatment needs at door after one third of A&E visits deemed unnecessary

A&E departments in South Gloucestershire, Bristol and North Somerset will start 'clinical streaming' in the next few months.

With 60,000 patients in the area unnecessarily seeking A & E care last year, the departments have been under immense pressure.

The pilot for the sifting scheme was stopped after a patient was sent to see a Brisdoc GP instead of A&E and died after a blood clot was missed.

Following the death of Bristol man Dave Birtwhistle, the system has been changed and an A&E doctor or nurse will direct patients to where they should be treated and will also take a full set of observations to assist the decision.

The new system will be in place in the Autumn.

Scott Ellis has a report on the 'clinical streaming' that will start in the next few months.
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, 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
Labour
, 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
UKIP
, 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

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