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Somerton and Frome

Shows the general election results for Somerton and Frome, which is a constituency in Somerset. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 81,548 and a turnout of 74.3%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

LD
Liberal Democrat Gain
Heath, David
Majority
1,817
Electorate
81,548
Turnout
74.3%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
LD 47.5%
Con 44.5%
Lab 4.4%
UKIP 3.2%
Ind 0.4%

Party results and changes 2005 - 2010

Results for each party with number of votes, percentage share of the vote and changes since last election.

Candidate Party Votes Vote (%) Change (%)
Heath, David  LD 28,793 47.5 23.4
Rees-Mogg, Annunziata  Con 26,976 44.5 19.5
Oakensen, David * Lab 2,675 4.4 -39.8
Harding, Barry * UKIP 1,932 3.2 0.2
Warry, Niall * Ind 236 0.4 0.4
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2010

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year LD Con Lab UKIP Ind Green
2005 24.1% 25.0% 44.2% 3.0% 0.0% 3.6%
2010 47.5% 44.5% 4.4% 3.2% 0.4% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
598 Somerton and Frome 3.0%
650 Fermanagh and South Tyrone 0.0%

Majority is calculated as the difference between the winning % share of the vote and second place % share of the vote.

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Highest winning vote share % Average: 47.2%
1 Liverpool, Walton 72.0%
297 Somerton and Frome 47.5%
650 Norwich South 29.4%

Share of the vote is calculated as the percentage of valid votes cast for each party.

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Highest % turnout Average: 65.1%
1 East Renfrewshire 77.3%
17 Somerton and Frome 74.3%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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