Somerton and Frome (UK Parliament constituency)


Somerton and Frome (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Somerton and Frome
Map1 = SomertonFrome
Map2 = Somerset
Entity = Somerset
Type = County
County = Somerset
Year = 1983
MP = David Heath
Party = Liberal Democrat
EP = South West England

Somerton and Frome is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was created for the 1983 general election.

Boundaries

The constituency covers the east of the district of Mendip and the north of the district of South Somerset.The Lib Dems have held the seat since 1997, albeit very narrowly by small three-figure majorities.

The electoral wards used in the composition of Somerton and Frome come from Mendip, and South Somerset districts. They are:
*From Mendip; Ammerdown, Beckington and Selwood, Butleigh and Baltonsborough, Coleford and Holcombe, Cranmore, Doulting and Nunney, Creech, Frome Berkley Down, Frome College, Frome Keyford, Frome Market, Frome Oakfield, Frome Park, Postlebury, Rode and Norton St. Phillip, and The Pennards and Ditcheat
*From South Somerset; Blackmoor Vale, Bruton, Burrow Hill, Camelot, Cary, Curry Rivel, Islemoor, Langport and Huish, Martock, Milborne Port, Northstone, Tower, Turn Hill, Wessex, and Wincanton.

Members of Parliament

* 1983 – 1992: Robert Boscawen, Conservative
* 1992 – 1997: Mark Noel Foster Robinson, Conservative
* 1997 – "present": David Heath, Liberal Democrat

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = David Heath
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Annunziata Rees-Mogg
votes =
percentage =
change =

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Somerton and Frome
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = David Heath
votes = 23,759
percentage = 43.9
change = +0.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Clive Allen
votes = 22,947
percentage = 42.4
change = 0.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Joseph Pestell
votes = 5,865
percentage = 10.8
change = −0.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Bill Lukins
votes = 1,047
percentage = 1.9
change = +0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Veritas (political party)
candidate = Carl Beaman
votes = 484
percentage = 0.9
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 812
percentage = 1.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 54,102
percentage = 70.7
change = +1.4
Election box hold with party link
winner = Liberal Democrats (UK)
swing = +0.2

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Somerton and Frome
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = David Heath
votes = 22,983
percentage = 43.6
change = +4.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Jonathan Marland
votes = 22,315
percentage = 42.4
change = +3.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Andy Perkins
votes = 6,113
percentage = 11.6
change = -4.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Peter Bridgwood
votes = 919
percentage = 1.7
change = +1.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK, 1989)
candidate = Jean Pollock
votes = 354
percentage = 0.7
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 668
percentage = 1.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 52,684
percentage = 69.3
change = -8.0
Election box hold with party link
winner = Liberal Democrats (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Somerset

References


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