North East Somerset (UK Parliament constituency)

North East Somerset (UK Parliament constituency)
North East Somerset
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of North East Somerset in Avon.
Outline map
Location of Avon within England.
County Somerset
Electorate 68,546 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 2010 (2010)
Member of Parliament Jacob Rees-Mogg (Conservative and Unionist)
Number of members One
Created from Wansdyke
European Parliament constituency South West England

North East Somerset is a county constituency created by the Boundary Commission for England as the successor seat to the Wansdyke Parliamentary Seat. It came into being at the 2010 general election.



The constituency covers the part of Bath and North East Somerset that is not in the Bath constituency. It contains 21 wards of the Bath and North East Somerset Local Authority.

The Boundary Commission changes saw the new North East Somerset Seat losing four wards in South Gloucestershire which had previously been contained within the former Wansdyke seat, namely, Bitton, Hanham, Longwell Green and Oldland Common. However, the new seat gained the whole of the Bathavon North ward and half of the Bathavon South ward, both from the Bath constituency.

Members of Parliament

Election Member [2] Party
2010 Jacob Rees-Mogg Conservative


Elections in the 2010s

General Election 2010: North East Somerset[3]
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

Notes and references


Coordinates: 51°20′N 2°30′W / 51.333°N 2.5°W / 51.333; -2.5

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