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List of Parliamentary constituencies in Somerset

The county of Somerset is divided into 5 Parliamentary constituencies, which are all County constituencies.

Contents

  • Constituencies 1
  • Boundary changes 2
  • See also 3
  • Results 4
  • Notes 5
  • References 6

Constituencies

      † Conservative       ‡ Labour       ¤ Liberal Democrat

Constituency[nb 1] Turnout Majority[nb 2] Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Electoral wards[1][2] Map
Bridgwater and West Somerset CC 54,493 9,249   Ian Liddell-Grainger Theo Butt Philip¤ Sedgemoor District Council: Bridgwater Bower, Bridgwater Eastover, Bridgwater Hamp, Bridgwater Quantock, Bridgwater Sydenham, Bridgwater Victoria, Cannington and Quantocks, East Poldens, Huntspill and Pawlett, King’s Isle, North Petherton, Puriton, Sandford, West Poldens, Woolavington. West Somerset District Council: Alcombe East, Alcombe West, Aville Vale, Brompton Ralph and Haddon, Carhampton and Withycombe, Crowcombe and Stogumber, Dulverton and Brushford, Dunster, Exmoor, Minehead North, Minehead South, Old Cleeve, Porlock and District, Quantock Vale, Quarme, Watchet, West Quantock, Williton.
Somerton and Frome CC 60,612 1,817 David Heath¤   Annunziata Rees-Mogg Mendip District Council: Beacon, Beckington and Rode, Coleford, Creech, Frome Berkley Down, Frome Fromefield, Frome Keyford, Frome Park, Frome Welshmill, Mells, Nordinton, Postlebury, Stratton, Vale. South Somerset District Council: Blackmoor Vale, Bruton, Burrow Hill, Camelot, Cary, Curry Rivel, Islemoor, Langport and Huish, Martock, Milborne Port, Northstone, Tower, Turn Hill, Wessex, Wincanton.
Taunton Deane CC 58,150 3,993 Jeremy Browne¤   Mark Formosa† Taunton Deane Borough Council: Bishop’s Hull, Bishop’s Lydeard, Blackdown, Bradford-on-Tone, Comeytrowe, Milverton and North Deane, Monument, Neroche, North Curry, Norton Fitzwarren, Ruishton and Creech, Staplegrove, Stoke St.Gregory, Taunton Blackbrook and Holway, Taunton Eastgate, Taunton Fairwater, Taunton Halcon, Taunton Killams and Mountfield, Taunton Lyngford, Taunton Manor and Wilton, Taunton Pyrland and Rowbarton, Trull, Wellington East, Wellington North, Wellington Rockwell Green and West, West Monkton, Wiveliscombe and West Deane.
Wells CC 55,864 800 Tessa Munt¤   David Heathcoat-Amory Mendip District Council: Ashwick and Ston Easton, Avalon, Chilcompton, Glastonbury St Benedict’s, Glastonbury St Edmund’s, Glastonbury St John’s, Glastonbury St Mary’s, Knowle, Moor, Nedge, Pylcombe, Rodney and Priddy, St Cuthbert (Out) North and West, Shepton East, Shepton West, Street North, Street South, Street West, Wells Central, Wells St Cuthbert’s, Wells St Thomas’. Sedgemoor District Council: Axbridge, Axe Vale, Berrow, Brent North, Burnham North, Burnham South, Cheddar and Shipham, Highbridge, Knoll, Wedmore and Mark.
Yeovil CC 57,160 13,036 David Laws¤   Kevin Davis† South Somerset District Council: Blackdown, Brympton, Chard Avishayes, Chard Combe, Chard Crimchard, Chard Holyrood, Chard Jocelyn, Coker, Crewkerne, Eggwood, Hamdon, Ilminster, Ivelchester, Neroche, Parrett, St Michael’s, South Petherton, Tatworth and Forton, Windwhistle, Yeovil Central, Yeovil East, Yeovil South, Yeovil West, Yeovil Without.

Boundary changes

The Boundary Commission for England changed the constituencies to realign boundaries with the boundaries of current local government wards, and to reduce the electoral disparity between constituencies. In two cases the changes meant that the constituencies were renamed. These changes were implemented at the United Kingdom general election, 2010.[3]

Name Pre-2010 Boundaries Post-2010 Boundaries
  1. Bridgwater CC
  2. Somerton and Frome CC
  3. Taunton CC
  4. Wells CC
  5. Yeovil CC


On the Revision:
1. Bridgwater and West Somerset CC
3. Taunton Deane CC

Parliamentary constituencies in Somerset
Proposed Revision

See also

Results

2005 2010

Notes

  1. ^ BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
  2. ^ The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.

References

  1. ^ "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007, page 4".  
  2. ^ Boundary Commission for England pp. 1004–1007
  3. ^ "New Parliamentary Constituencies for England SN/PC/04297". House of Commons Library. 2009-11-05. Retrieved 12 December 2009. 
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