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Somerset North East

2010 Results:
Conservative: 21130 (41.27%)
Labour: 16216 (31.67%)
Liberal Democrat: 11433 (22.33%)
UKIP: 1754 (3.43%)
Green: 670 (1.31%)
Majority: 4914 (9.6%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 16229 (38.5%)
Labour: 15995 (37.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 8618 (20.4%)
Other: 1346 (3.2%)
Majority: 234 (0.6%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 18847 (37%)
Labour: 20686 (40.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 10050 (19.7%)
UKIP: 1129 (2.2%)
Other: 221 (0.4%)
Majority: 1839 (3.6%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 17593 (35.9%)
Labour: 22706 (46.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 7135 (14.5%)
UKIP: 655 (1.3%)
Green: 958 (2%)
Majority: 5113 (10.4%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 19318 (35.3%)
Labour: 24117 (44.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 9205 (16.8%)
Referendum: 1327 (2.4%)
Other: 755 (1.4%)
Majority: 4799 (8.8%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Jacob Rees-Mogg (Conservative)

2010 election candidates:
portraitJacob Rees-Mogg (Conservative)
portraitDan Norris(Labour) (more information at They work for you)
portraitGail Coleshill (Liberal Democrat) Educated at Stockport High School and Huddersfield Polytechnic. South Somerset councillor 1987-1999. BNES Councillor since 2003. Contested Wansdyke 2005, 2001.
portraitMichael Jay (Green) Supplier and manufacturer of beekeeping equipment.
portraitPeter Sandell (UKIP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 85048
Male: 48.8%
Female: 51.2%
Under 18: 22.4%
Over 60: 23.5%
Born outside UK: 3.8%
White: 98.6%
Black: 0.2%
Asian: 0.3%
Mixed: 0.6%
Other: 0.4%
Christian: 76.1%
Full time students: 3%
Graduates 16-74: 20.3%
No Qualifications 16-74: 25.8%
Owner-Occupied: 80.8%
Social Housing: 10.9% (Council: 3.5%, Housing Ass.: 7.4%)
Privately Rented: 4.9%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 4.9%

NB - The constituency guide is now archived and is no longer being updated. It will be replaced by a new guide in 2013, once the fate of the boundary review is finally settled.