North East Somerset (UK Parliament constituency)
|North East Somerset|
for the House of Commons
Location of North East Somerset in Somerset
Location of Somerset within England.
|Electorate||68,546 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Chew Magna, Keynsham, Midsomer Norton and Radstock|
|Member of parliament||Jacob Rees-Mogg (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Wansdyke (19 wards)
Bath constituency (two wards)
|European Parliament constituency||South West England|
North East Somerset is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its 2010 creation by Jacob Rees-Mogg, a Conservative who was re-elected in the General Elections of 2015.[n 2]
- Bathavon North – the Civil Parishes ('Parishes') of Batheaston, Bathford, Bathampton, Charlcombe, Claverton, Kelston, North Stoke, Swainswick and St Catherine.
- Bathavon South – the Parishes of Freshford, Hinton Charterhouse, Monkton Combe, Shoscombe, South Stoke and Wellow.
- Bathavon West – the Parishes of Camerton, Combe Hay, Dunkerton, Englishcombe, Newton St Loe and Priston.
- Clutton – the Parishes of Chelwood, Clutton and Stanton Drew.
- Chew Valley North – the Parishes of Chew Magna, Chew Stoke and Norton Malreward.
- Chew Valley South – the Parishes of Compton Martin, Stowey Sutton, Nempnett Thrubwell, Ubley.
- Farmborough – the Parishes of Compton Dando, Corston, Farmborough and Marksbury.
- High Littleton – the Parishes of Farrington Gurney and High Littleton.
- Keynsham North
- Keynsham South
- Keynsham East
- Mendip – the Parishes of Cameley, East Harptree, Hinton Blewett and West Harptree.
- Midsomer Norton North
- Midsomer Norton Redfield
- Paulton – the Parish of Paulton.
- Peasedown – the Parish of Peasedown St John.
- Publow and Whitchurch – the Parishes of Publow and Whitchurch.
- Saltford – the Parish of Saltford.
- Timsbury – the Parish of Timsbury.
- Origin of first boundaries
Parliament accepted the Boundary Commission's Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies which transferred all the electoral wards in Wandsyke constituency save for its four wards in South Gloucestershire to this new seat[n 3]. To compensate the new seat gained the whole of the large wards in the valley of the City, Bathavon North, and the rest of Bathavon South, both from the Bath constituency.
This area is marked by significant agriculture and green buffers around almost each of its settlements, which largely consist of detached and semi-detached properties, with a low rate of unemployment and negligible dependency on social housing.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2015: North East Somerset|
|Conservative||Jacob Rees-Mogg||25,439||49.8||+ 8.5|
|Labour||Todd Foreman||12,690||24.8||- 6.8|
|UKIP||Ernest Blaber||6,150||12||+ 8.6|
|Liberal Democrat||Wera Hobhouse||4,029||7.9||- 14.4|
|Green||Katy Boyce||2,802||5.5||+ 4.2|
|General Election 2010: North East Somerset|
|Liberal Democrat||Gail Coleshill||11,433||22.3||+2.7|
* Served in the 2005–2010 Parliament as MP for Wansdyke
Notes and references
- 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.
- namely, Bitton, Hanham, Longwell Green and Oldland Common.
- "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- 2010 post-revision map non-metropolitan areas and unitary authorities of England
- 2011 census interactive maps
- Unemployment statistics by constituency The Guardian
- 2001 Census
- "Somerset North East". BBC. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
- "BBC NEWS – Election 2010 – Somerset North East". BBC News.
- "Somerset North East". Guardian. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
- UKPolling Report – Anthony Wells calculations of notional majorities.