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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.

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ConstituenciesEdit

  Conservative   Labour   Liberal Democrat   UK Independence Party


Constituency[nb 1] Electorate Majority[nb 2] Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Electoral wards[1][2] Map
Bridgwater and West Somerset CC 89,294 15,488   Ian Liddell-Grainger   Wes Hinckes 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 84,437 22,906   David Warburton   Mark Blackburn 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 85,457 15,887   Rebecca Pow   Gideon Amos 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 82,451 7,582   James Heappey   Tessa Munt 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 82,916 14,723   Marcus Fysh   Jo Greene 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.

From 2010Edit

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 2010 United Kingdom general election.[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

Changes proposed for 2022Edit

See alsoEdit

ResultsEdit

Historical representation by partyEdit

A cell marked → (with a different colour background to the preceding cell) indicates that the previous MP continued to sit under a new party name.

1885 to 1918 (10 MPs)Edit

  Conservative   Liberal   Liberal Unionist

Constituency 1885 1886 87 1892 1895 96 99 1900 1906 09 Jan 1910 Dec 1910 11 12 18
Bath Blaine Laurie Murray Maclean A. Thynne Foxcroft
Wodehouse Gooch Hunter
Bridgwater Stanley Montgomery Sanders
Frome Baker T. Thynne Barlow T. Thynne Barlow
Somerset Eastern Hobhouse Thompson Jardine
Somerset Northern Llewellyn Warner Llewellyn Hope King
Somerset Southern Lambart Strachey Herbert
Taunton S. Allsopp A. Allsopp Welby Boyle Peel Wills
Wellington Dyke Acland Elton Fuller-Acland-Hood Boles
Wells Paget Jolliffe Dickinson Silcock Sandys

1918 to 1950 (7 MPs)Edit

  Common Wealth   Conservative   Independent Progressive   Labour   Liberal

Constituency 1918 21 1922 23 1923 1924 29 1929 1931 34 1935 38 39 42 1945
Bath Foxcroft Raffety Foxcroft Baillie-Hamilton Guinness Pitman
Bridgwater Sanders Morse Wood Croom-Johnson Bartlett
Frome Hurd Gould Peto Gould Thynne Tate Farthing
Taunton Boles Griffith-Boscawen Simpson Gault Wickham Collins
Wells Greer Bruford Hobhouse Sanders Muirhead Boles
Weston-super-Mare Wills Erskine Murrell Erskine Orr-Ewing
Yeovil Herbert Davies Kingsmill

1950 to 1983 (7 MPs)Edit

  Conservative

Constituency 1950 1951 1955 56 58 1959 1964 1966 69 70 1970 Feb 74 Oct 74 1979
Bath Pitman Brown Patten
Bridgwater Wills King
Somerset North Leather Dean
Taunton Hopkinson du Cann
Wells Boles Maydon Boscawen
Weston-super-Mare Orr-Ewing Webster Wiggin
Yeovil Kingsmill Peyton

1983 to present (5 MPs)Edit

  Conservative   Liberal   Liberal Democrats

Constituency 1983 1987 88 1992 1997 2001 2005 2010 2015 2017
Bridgwater / Bridgwater and West Somerset (2010-) King Liddell-Grainger
Somerton and Frome Boscawen Robinson Heath Warburton
Taunton (1983-2010) / Taunton Deane (2010-) du Cann Nicholson Ballard Flook Browne Pow
Wells Heathcoat-Amory Munt Heappey
Yeovil Ashdown Laws Fysh

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007, page 4". Office of Public Sector Information. Crown copyright. 13 June 2007. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
  2. ^ Boundary Commission for England pp. 1004–1007
  3. ^ "New Parliamentary Constituencies for England SN/PC/04297" (PDF). House of Commons Library. 2009-11-05. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2009.
  4. ^ Final Recommendations - Volume 1 Boundary Commission for England