North East Somerset (UK Parliament constituency)

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North East Somerset
County constituency
for the House of Commons
NorthEastSomersetconstituency.png
Location of North East Somerset in Somerset
Outline map
Location of Somerset within England.
County Somerset
Electorate 68,546 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Chew Magna, Keynsham, Midsomer Norton and Radstock
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of Parliament Jacob Rees-Mogg (Conservatives and Unionists)
Number of members One
Created from Wansdyke (19 wards)
Bath constituency (two wards)
Overlaps
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.[n 2]

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency covers the part of Bath and North East Somerset that is not in the Bath constituency and as such contains 21 electoral wards in the Bath and North East Somerset District:

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.

Constituency profile[edit]

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,[3] with a low rate of unemployment[4] and negligible dependency on social housing.[5]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
2010 Jacob Rees-Mogg Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: North East Somerset
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jacob Rees-Mogg
Labour Todd Foreman
Majority {{{votes}}}
Turnout
General Election 2010: North East Somerset[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jacob Rees-Mogg 21,130 41.3 +2.2
Labour Dan Norris* 16,216 31.7 -7.0
Liberal Democrat Gail Coleshill 11,433 22.3 +2.7
UKIP Peter Sandell 1,754 3.4 +1.2
Green Michael Jay 670 1.3 +1.3
Majority 4,914 9.6% +62.6
Turnout 51,203 76.0 +4.5
Conservative hold Swing +4.6

* Served in the 2005–2010 Parliament as MP for Wansdyke

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ namely, Bitton, Hanham, Longwell Green and Oldland Common.
References

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 51°20′N 2°30′W / 51.333°N 2.500°W / 51.333; -2.500