Somerton & Frome

2015 Result:
Conservative: 31960 (53%)
Labour: 4419 (7.3%)
Lib Dem: 11692 (19.4%)
Green: 5434 (9%)
UKIP: 6439 (10.7%)
Independent: 365 (0.6%)
MAJORITY: 20268 (33.6%)

Category: Safe Conservative seat

Geography: South West, Somerset.

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Current MP
DAVID WARBURTON (Conservative) Educated at Reading School and Royal College of Music. Former entrepreneur. First elected as MP for Somerton & Frome in 2015.
Past Results
2010
Con: 26976 (45%)
Lab: 2675 (4%)
LDem: 28793 (48%)
UKIP: 1932 (3%)
Oth: 236 (0%)
MAJ: 1817 (3%)
2005*
Con: 22947 (42%)
Lab: 5865 (11%)
LDem: 23759 (44%)
UKIP: 1047 (2%)
Oth: 484 (1%)
MAJ: 812 (2%)
2001
Con: 22315 (42%)
Lab: 6113 (12%)
LDem: 22983 (44%)
UKIP: 919 (2%)
Oth: 354 (1%)
MAJ: 668 (1%)
1997
Con: 22554 (39%)
Lab: 9385 (16%)
LDem: 22684 (40%)
Oth: 331 (1%)
MAJ: 130 (0%)

*There were boundary changes after 2005

Demographics
2015 Candidates
DAVID WARBURTON (Conservative) Educated at Reading School and Royal College of Music. Entrepreneur.
DAVID OAKENSEN (Labour) Chartered accountant. Contested Somerton and Frome 2010.
DAVID RENDEL (Liberal Democrat) Born 1949. Educated at Eton and Oxford University. Newbury councillor 1987-1995, West Berkshire councillor 2011-2015. Contested Fulham 1979, 1983 for the Liberals, Newbury 1992. MP for Newbury 1993-2005. Contested Newbury 2010.
ALAN DIMMICK (UKIP) Somerset councillor.
THEO SIMON (Green) Born 1957, Rode. Singer songwriter.
IAN ANGELL (Independent) Born Frome. Educated at Frome College and St Barts School of Nursing and Midwifery. Runs a watersports business.
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Comments - 253 Responses on “Somerton & Frome”
  1. Thing is, most UKIP voters or potential UKIP voters probably haven’t actually paid much attention to what’s happened to UKIP since the referendum. I would imagine the majority believe Nigel Farage is still party leader.

    UKIP’s chances at the Euros largely depend on how many notice over the course of the campaign. It’s certainly going to be a busy month for groups like Hope Not Hate.

  2. I saw a poll saying 38% thought Farage was still the leader of UKIP. It was fairly recent.

  3. I’m surprised it’s not even higher, but considering that UKIP has been through four leaders since then, that’s the equivalent of thinking John Smith is still the leader of the Labour Party.

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