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Somerton
Somerton
and Frome
Frome
is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2015 by David Warburton
David Warburton
of the Conservative Party.[n 2]

Contents

1 Boundaries 2 Constituency profile 3 Members of Parliament 4 Elections

4.1 Elections in the 2010s 4.2 Elections in the 2000s 4.3 Elections in the 1990s 4.4 Elections in the 1980s

5 See also 6 Notes and references

Boundaries[edit] 1983-1997: The District of Yeovil wards of Blackmoor Vale, Brue, Burrow Hill, Camelot, Cary, Curry Rivel, Islemoor, Ivelchester, Langport and Huish, Martock, Milborne Port, Northstone, Turn Hill, Wessex, and Wincanton, and the District of Mendip
Mendip
wards of Beacon, Beckington and Rode, Coleford, Creech, Frome
Frome
Badcox, Frome
Frome
Fromefield, Frome
Frome
Keyford, Mells, Nordinton, Postlebury, Selwood and Berkley, Stratton, and Vale. 1997-2010: The District of South Somerset
Somerset
wards of Blackmoor Vale, Brue, Burrow Hill, Camelot, Cary, Curry Rivel, Islemoor, Ivelchester, Langport and Huish, Martock, Milborne Port, Northstone, Turn Hill, Wessex, and Wincanton, and the District of Mendip
Mendip
wards of Beacon, Beckington and Rode, Coleford, Creech, Frome
Frome
Badcox, Frome
Frome
Fromefield, Frome
Frome
Keyford, Frome
Frome
Welshmill, Mells, Nordinton, Postlebury, Stratton, and Vale. 2010–present: The District of South Somerset
Somerset
wards of Blackmoor Vale, Bruton, Burrow Hill, Camelot, Cary, Curry Rivel, Islemoor, Langport and Huish, Martock, Milborne Port, Northstone, Tower, Turn Hill, Wessex, and Wincanton, and the District of Mendip
Mendip
wards of Beacon, Beckington and Rode, Coleford, Creech, Frome
Frome
Berkley Down, Frome
Frome
Fromefield, Frome
Frome
Keyford, Frome
Frome
Park, Frome
Frome
Welshmill, Mells, Nordinton, Postlebury, Stratton, and Vale. The constituency was created in 1983 from parts of the seat of Wells. It covers the east of the district of Mendip
Mendip
and the north of the district of South Somerset. Constituency profile[edit] This area has a mixed economy, including agriculture and, in November 2012, had below the national average proportion of jobseekers (3.8%) at 1.6% of the population.[3] Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[4] Party

1983 Robert Boscawen Conservative

1992 Mark Robinson Conservative

1997 David Heath Liberal Democrat

2015 David Warburton Conservative

Elections[edit] Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2017: Somerton
Somerton
and Frome[5]

Party Candidate Votes % ±

Conservative David Warburton 36,231 57.0 +4.0

Liberal Democrat Mark Blackburn 13,325 21.0 +1.6

Labour Sean Dromgoole 10,998 17.3 +10.0

Green Theo Simon 2,047 3.2 -5.8

Independent Richard Hadwin 991 1.6 +1.6

Majority 22,906 35.8 +2.3

Turnout 63,892 75.8 +3.6

Conservative hold Swing +2.4

General Election 2015: Somerton
Somerton
and Frome[6][7][8]

Party Candidate Votes % ±

Conservative David Warburton 31,960 53.0 +8.5

Liberal Democrat David Rendel 11,692 19.4 −28.1

UKIP Alan Dimmick 6,439 10.7 +7.5

Green Theo Simon 5,434 9.0 +9.0

Labour David Oakensen 4,419 7.3 +2.9

Independent Ian Angell 365 0.6 +0.6

Majority 20,268 33.6

Turnout 60,309 72.2 −2.1

Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +18.3

General Election 2010: Somerton
Somerton
and Frome[9]

Party Candidate Votes % ±

Liberal Democrat David Heath 28,793 47.5 +3.8

Conservative Annunziata Rees-Mogg 26,976 44.5 +1.9

Labour David Oakensen 2,675 4.4 −6.4

UKIP Barry Harding 1,932 3.2 +1.3

Independent Niall Warry 236 0.4 +0.4

Majority 1,817 3.0 +1.5

Turnout 60,612 74.3 +5.1

Liberal Democrat hold Swing +0.9

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Somerton
Somerton
and Frome

Party Candidate Votes % ±

Liberal Democrat David Heath 23,759 43.9 +0.3

Conservative Clive Allen 22,947 42.4 +0.0

Labour Joseph Pestell 5,865 10.8 −0.8

UKIP Bill Lukins 1,047 1.9 +0.2

Veritas Carl Beaman 484 0.9 N/A

Majority 812 1.5 +0.3

Turnout 54,102 70.7 +1.4

Liberal Democrat hold Swing +0.2

General Election 2001: Somerton
Somerton
and Frome

Party Candidate Votes % ±

Liberal Democrat David Heath 22,983 43.6 +4.1

Conservative Jonathan Marland 22,315 42.4 +3.1

Labour Andy Perkins 6,113 11.6 −4.7

UKIP Peter Bridgwood 919 1.7 +1.2

Liberal Jean Pollock 354 0.7 N/A

Majority 668 1.2 +1.0

Turnout 52,684 69.3 −8.0

Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Somerton
Somerton
and Frome

Party Candidate Votes % ±

Liberal Democrat David Heath 22,684 39.5 −0.7

Conservative Mark Robinson 22,554 39.3 −8.2

Labour Robert Ashford 9,385 16.3 +5.9

Referendum Robert Rodwell 2,449 4.3 N/A

UKIP R.P. Gadd 331 0.6 N/A

Majority 130 0.2

Turnout 57,403 77.3 −5.4

Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

General Election 1992: Somerton
Somerton
and Frome[10]

Party Candidate Votes % ±

Conservative Mark Robinson 28,052 47.5 −6.2

Liberal Democrat David Heath 23,711 40.2 +3.9

Labour Robert Ashford 6,154 10.4 +0.4

Green Ms. LA Graham 742 1.3 N/A

Liberal Ms. J Pollock 388 0.7 N/A

Majority 4,341 7.4 −10.1

Turnout 59,047 82.7 +3.3

Conservative hold Swing −5.1

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Somerton
Somerton
and Frome

Party Candidate Votes % ±

Conservative Robert Boscawen 29,351 53.73

Liberal R.G. Morgan 19,813 36.27

Labour I.S. Kelly 5,461 10.00

Majority 9,538 17.46

Turnout

79.43

Conservative hold Swing

General Election 1983: Somerton
Somerton
and Frome

Party Candidate Votes % ±

Conservative Robert Boscawen 26,988 54.39 N/A

Social Democratic N Hinton 17,761 35.80 N/A

Labour JB Osborn 4,867 9.81 N/A

Majority 9,227 18.60 N/A

Turnout

76.7

Conservative win (new seat)

See also[edit]

List of Parliamentary constituencies in Somerset

Notes and references[edit]

Notes

^ A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer) ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.

References

^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.  ^ "' Somerton
Somerton
and Frome', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 14 March 2016.  ^ Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian ^ " Somerton
Somerton
and Frome". Guardian. Retrieved 17 September 2012.  ^ "Statement as to persons nominated and notice of poll" (PDF). South Somerset
Somerset
District Council. 11 May 2017. Retrieved 6 June 2017.  ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.  ^ " Somerton
Somerton
& Frome". Election 2015. BBC. Retrieved 8 June 2015.  ^ http://ukpollingreport.co.uk/2015guide/somertonandfrome/ ^ " Somerton
Somerton
& Frome". Election 2010. BBC. Retrieved 1 October 2010.  ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 

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Coordinates: 51°06′00″N 2°30′36″W / 51.1000°N 2.5100°W / 51.1