2015 Result:
Conservative: 17833 (37.8%)
Labour: 6216 (13.2%)
Lib Dem: 14000 (29.7%)
Green: 5634 (11.9%)
UKIP: 2922 (6.2%)
Independent: 499 (1.1%)
Others: 63 (0.1%)
MAJORITY: 3833 (8.1%)

Category: Marginal Conservative seat

Geography: South West, Avon. Part of the Bath and North East Somerset council area.

Main population centres: Bath.

Profile: A compact seat drawn tightly around the city of Bath itself and entirely surrounded by the North East Somerset constituency. Bath is an elegant and attractive Georgian spa town, tourism is important to the economy, but there are also strong software and service industries and two univerisities - the University of Bath and Bath Spa University.

Politics: Bath was historically a Conservative seat but was famously lost to the Liberal Democrats in 1992 when Chris Patten, the then Chairman of the party, won the general election but lost his own seat. It was regained by the Conservatives in 2015.

Current MP
BEN HOWLETT (Conservative) Educated at Cambridge University. Former recruitment consultant. First elected as MP for Bath in 2015.
Past Results
Con: 14768 (31%)
Lab: 3251 (7%)
LDem: 26651 (57%)
GRN: 1120 (2%)
Oth: 1296 (3%)
MAJ: 11883 (25%)
Con: 15463 (34%)
Lab: 6773 (15%)
LDem: 20101 (44%)
GRN: 2494 (5%)
Oth: 1005 (2%)
MAJ: 4638 (10%)
Con: 13478 (29%)
Lab: 7269 (16%)
LDem: 23372 (50%)
GRN: 1469 (3%)
Oth: 708 (2%)
MAJ: 9894 (21%)
Con: 16850 (31%)
Lab: 8828 (16%)
LDem: 26169 (48%)
Oth: 950 (2%)
MAJ: 9319 (17%)

*There were boundary changes after 2005

2015 Candidates
BEN HOWLETT (Conservative) Educated at Cambridge University. Recruitment consultant.
OLLIE MIDDLETON (Labour) Born 1995, North Wales. Educated at Ralph Allen School and Westminster University. Student.
STEVE BRADLEY (Liberal Democrat) Born Northern Ireland. Educated at Bath University. Sustainability consultant.
JULIAN DEVERELL (UKIP) Born 1978. Runs a traditional toys and games company.
DOMINIC TRISTRAM (Green) Software architect.
JENNY KNIGHT (English Democrat) Born North Yorkshire. Educated at Bournemouth University. Communications manager. Contested Thornbury and Yate 2010 for UKIP, London region 2014 European elections.
LORAINE MORGAN-BRINKHURST (Independent) Born Bath. Promotions, events and marketing consultant. Bath and North East Somerset councillor since 1996, elected as a Liberal Democrat. Awarded the MBE in 2010.
Comments - 457 Responses on “Bath”
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  1. Certain concrete things like the existence of the All Party Parliamentary Group for PR are now in doubt in terms of being able to exist thanks.

    Basically with Carswell stepping down, Howlett defeated, and Hannan denied the opportunity to be selected, there are no right of centre voices for PR in Parliament.

  2. Stuart Campbell, aka Wings Over Scotland, has been arrested on suspicion of harassment.

    And yes, I know, he lives in Bath. About as far away as it’s possible to get from Scotland within the United Kingdom.

  3. “Stuart Campbell, aka Wings Over Scotland, has been arrested on suspicion of harassment”

    Not surprising really the man is as intentionally provocative and offensive as Katie Hopkins for the most part. In all seriousness though he’s a real nasty piece of work even in the real world from what I’ve heard and while Wings Over Scotland was always a bit kooky since they lost the Indy referendum its descended into nothing more than an anti British hate site spewing all sorts of froth re how supposedly Scots are genetically superior to the English and such stuff.

    So good riddance to bad rubbish.

  4. What a tremendous pity…said no one ever. A bitter little sh*t stirrer, but then that’s rather par for the course for many of the more extreme Nationalists.

  5. Kingsmead ward by-election, 05.07.18:

    LibDem 545
    Lab 326
    Cons 282
    Green 172

    LibDem Gain.

  6. The Lib Dems have taken Bath & NES on an absolutely huge swing.

  7. Local Lib Dems here, including Wera Hobhouse, are providing cover to the local anti-5G crazies in order to pander to the NIMBY vote:

    I know the Lib Dems have at times been a party that don’t really have any beliefs and just chase after where the voters Are, and to some extent compromise with the electorate is a good thing. But… not this…

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