2022 Somerset Council election

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All 110 seats of Somerset Council
56 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Bill Revans David Fothergill
Party Liberal Democrats Conservative Green
Last election 12 seats, 31.4% 35 seats, 47.0% 2 seats, 4.7%
Seats won 61 36 5
Popular vote 132,830 113,054 26,353
Percentage 43.9% 37.3% 8.7%

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Leader Leigh Redman
Party Labour Independent
Last election 3 seats, 9.3% 3 seats, 4.7%
Seats won 5 3
Popular vote 17,840 12,658
Percentage 5.9% 4.2%

2022 Somerset County Council Election Results Map

Council control before election


Conservative

Subsequent council control


Liberal Democrats

The 2022 Somerset Council election took place on 5 May 2022. It was the inaugural election of the new unitary authority, Somerset Council, which replaced Somerset County Council on 1 April 2023. All 110 councillors were elected, representing the same divisions as the old county council, but with twice as many councillors representing each.[note 1] The councillors elected first sat as members of the existing county council until its replacement by the new authority. The same councillors are now members of Somerset Council.

The election coincided with other local elections across the United Kingdom. The county council election was initially due to take place on 6 May 2021, but Robert Jenrick extended the terms of sitting councillors for a year pending a decision as to which unitarisation scheme would be taken forward: the county council had advocated the eventually successful proposal for a single unitary authority, while the district councils supported introducing two unitary councils.

Background

The Conservative governments of Theresa May and Boris Johnson undertook structural changes to local government in England that resulted in several county councils and their district councils being replaced by unitary authorities.[1] Somerset County Council first made plans for unitarisation in 2018.[2] The county council proposed a single unitary authority that would encompass all the districts, while the district councils proposed two unitary authorities representing the east and the west of the county.[3] Robert Jenrick, the minister responsible, approved the plan for a single council.[4][5]

Before the election, the Somerset County Council was led by an Conservative Party majority.

Election results

The Liberal Democrats won a majority of 61 of the 110 seats, giving them control of the county council from 2022, and the unitary authority from 2023.[6]

Somerset Council election, 2022
Party Candidates Votes
Stood Elected Gained Unseated Net % of total % No. Net %
  Liberal Democrats 108 61 55.5% 43.6% 132,830 N/A
  Conservative 109 36 32.7% 37.1% 113,054 N/A
  Green 49 5 4.5% 8.6% 26,353 N/A
  Labour 45 5 4.5% 5.9% 17,840 N/A
  Independent 21 3 2.7% 4.2% 12,658 N/A
  ifF 2 0 0% 0.5% 1,600 N/A
  For Britain 1 0 0% 0.1% 171 N/A
  Freedom Alliance 1 0 0% 0.0% 117 N/A
  UKIP 1 0 0% 0.0% 97 N/A

Results by division

Sitting district councillors are shown with *, sitting county councillors are shown with †.

Bishops Hull & Taunton West

Bishops Hull & Taunton West[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Hunt*† 1,835 53.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Caroline Jane Ellis* 1,646 48.1 N/A
Conservative Peter James Prior-Sankey 813 23.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats Rosemary Esther Sabel 799 23.3 N/A
Green Alan William Debenham 379 11.1 N/A
Labour Matthew William Rhys Ravenhill 249 7.3 N/A
Turnout 3,424
Registered electors 7,928
Independent win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Blackdown & Neroche

Blackdown & Neroche[9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ross Longhurst Henley* 1,891 54.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Sarah Anne Wakefield* 1,701 48.6 N/A
Conservative John Bryan Thorne† 1,256 35.9 N/A
Conservative Michael Stanley Albert Dennis 1,191 34.0 N/A
Independent Janet Carol Lloyd 303 8.6 N/A
Independent Sue Buller 276 7.9 N/A
Turnout 3,503
Registered electors 8,598
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Blackmoor Vale

Blackmoor Vale[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sarah Joanne Dyke* 1,814 57.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Nicola Clark* 1,590 50.0 N/A
Conservative Hayward Burt* 1,443 45.4 N/A
Conservative William Wallace*† 1,328 41.7 N/A
Turnout 3,181
Registered electors 7,338
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Brent

Brent[13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bob Filmer*† 1,718 57.4 N/A
Conservative Tony Grimes* 1,475 49.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Gregory Andrew Broadhurst 1,254 41.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Jamie Scanlon 1,179 39.4 N/A
Turnout 2,994
Registered electors 7,966
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Bridgwater East & Bawdrip

Bridgwater East & Bawdrip[13][15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Diogo Rodrigues* 1,188 49.6 N/A
Conservative Andy Dingwall 1,099 45.9 N/A
Labour David Peter Loveridge† 549 22.9 N/A
Labour Tony Heywood* 537 22.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Sarah Baker 508 21.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Lorna King 422 17.6 N/A
Green Allan James Jeffrey 203 8.5 N/A
Turnout 2,396
Registered electors 9,083
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Bridgwater North & Central

Bridgwater North & Central[13][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Leigh Redman*† 589 46.4 N/A
Labour Hilary Joan Bruce* 511 40.3 N/A
Conservative Pelè James Barnes 403 31.8 N/A
Conservative Christine Henrietta Ellen Rogers 357 28.1 N/A
Liberal Democrats Adrian Nickolls 254 20.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Anthony Nickolls 226 17.8 N/A
Turnout 1,269
Registered electors 6,973
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Bridgwater South

Bridgwater South[13][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kathy Pearce* 804 52.2 N/A
Labour Brian David Smedley* 768 49.9 N/A
Conservative Matthew Paul Fermor 508 33.0 N/A
Conservative Klaus Detlef Galeitzke 440 28.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Phil Stone 201 13.1 N/A
Liberal Democrats Theo Jupp 199 12.9 N/A
Turnout 1,540
Registered electors 7,743
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Bridgwater West

Bridgwater West[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gill Slocombe* 1,040 49.9 N/A
Conservative Lance John Duddridge* 956 45.9 N/A
Labour Tim Mander 661 31.7 N/A
Labour Merry Lick 590 28.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Dean Waghorn 395 19.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Taz Haysham 304 14.6 N/A
Turnout 2,083
Registered electors 7,930
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Brympton

Brympton[11][18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Peter Jeremy Seib* 920 60.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Jeny Snell* 905
Conservative Anthony Power 609 39.8 N/A
Conservative Teresa Thomas 512
Turnout
Registered electors 6,943
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Burnham on Sea North

Burnham on Sea North[13][19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mike Murphy* 1,597 54.8 N/A
Conservative Peter Laurence Clayton*† 1,384 47.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Tony Sutcliffe 1,288 44.2 N/A
Conservative Kathy Jones 1,269 43.6 N/A
Turnout 2,912
Registered electors 8,010
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Cannington

Cannington[13][20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mike Caswell*† 1,271 44.2 N/A
Conservative Brian James Bolt* 1,234 42.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Stephen James Darch 1,000 34.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats Jane Victoria Sutton 967 33.6 N/A
Labour Siobhan Wilson 390 13.6 N/A
Labour Philip St Lawrence King 336 11.7 N/A
Green Malcolm John Critchley 314 10.9 N/A
Turnout 2,874
Registered electors 7,400
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Castle Cary

Castle Cary[11][21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Henry Hobhouse* 1,618 48.8 N/A
Conservative Mike Lewis*† 1,556 46.9 N/A
Conservative Howard Alan Butterfield 1,333 40.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Stephen Richard John Page 1,231 37.1 N/A
Green Peter Martin Ebsworth 469 14.1 N/A
Turnout 3,315
Registered electors 8,038
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Chard North

Chard North[11][22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jenny Kenton* 1,162 39.9 N/A
Conservative Martin John Wale* 1,041 35.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats Martin John Carnell* 972 33.4 N/A
Conservative Kate Wylie Carrick 829 28.5 N/A
Green Serena Angela Wootton 693 23.8 N/A
Green Jason Charles Hawkes 681 23.4 N/A
Labour John Wardman Schofield 110 3.8 N/A
Turnout 2,910
Registered electors 8,042
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Chard South

Chard South[11][23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jason Paul Baker* 928 35.8 N/A
Conservative Connor Anthony Payne 903 34.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Claire Ann Brown 818 31.6 N/A
Green Timothy Michael Eggins 813 31.4 N/A
Conservative Stuart James Bull 748 28.9 N/A
Green Adam Harold Loveridge 479 18.5 N/A
For Britain Nigel Charles Pearson 171 6.6 N/A
Turnout 2,589
Registered electors 6657
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Cheddar

Cheddar[13][24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Pauline Ann Ham 1,300 45.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Ben Ferguson 1,185 41.5 N/A
Conservative Jeff Savage 1,151 40.3 N/A
Conservative Graham Roger Godwin-Pearson* 1,106 38.8 N/A
Green Stewart Frances Conning 325 11.4 N/A
Labour Joe Maggs 246 8.6 N/A
Green Liz Barrett 242 8.5 N/A
Turnout 2,853
Registered electors 7,202
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Coker

Coker[11][25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Oliver James Patrick 1,857 54.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Mike Hewitson* 1,856 54.3 N/A
Conservative Robert Leonard David Janes 1,316 38.5 N/A
Conservative Huw Rutherford Lawford 1,186 34.7 N/A
Labour Jane Elizabeth Carter-Uren 243 7.1 N/A
Turnout 3,419
Registered electors 7,533
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Comeytrowe & Trull

Comeytrowe & Trull[26][27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Habib Farbahi* 2,219 60.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Dawn Elaine Johnson*† 2,216 60.6 N/A
Conservative Ruth Harmon 1,084 29.6 N/A
Conservative Aimee Patricia Cheshire 912 24.9 N/A
Green Julian Mellor 333 9.1 N/A
Labour Jon Gray 199 5.4 N/A
Turnout 3,659
Registered electors 7,908
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Crewkerne

Crewkerne[11][28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mike Best*† 1,213 45.3 N/A
Conservative Steve Ashton 1,069 39.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Paul Michael Maxwell* 906 33.8 N/A
Conservative Pippa Reynolds 860 32.1 N/A
Green Kate Limmer 480 17.9 N/A
Green Noor Renee Limmer 283 10.6 N/A
Labour John James Shirley 260 9.7 N/A
Turnout 2,680
Registered electors 7,091
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Curry Rivel & Langport

Curry Rivel & Langport[11][29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Richard John Wilkins 1,711 43.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Mike Stanton* 1,634 41.1 N/A
Conservative Claire Paul*† 1,519 38.2 N/A
Conservative Jonathan Eric Lewis Munday 1,397 35.1 N/A
Green Stephen Peter Tate 427 10.7 N/A
Labour Sean Adam Drumgoole 352 8.8 N/A
Green Matthew Francis Geen 254 6.3 N/A
Turnout 3,980
Registered electors 8,735
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Dulverton & Exmoor

Dulverton & Exmoor[30][31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Steven John Pugsley* 2,157 66.4 N/A
Conservative Frances Mary Nicholson† 2,072 63.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats Scilla Barney 741 22.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats Robert David Jones 735 22.6 N/A
Green Julie Ann Mitchell 367 11.3 N/A
Labour Graham Robert Kennedy 187 5.8 N/A
Turnout 3,250
Registered electors 6,726
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Dunster

Dunster[32][33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christine Mary Lawrence† 1,371 49.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Marcus Kravis* 1,332 47.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats Stephen Dennis Griffiths* 1,305 46.8 N/A
Conservative David John Mansfield 1,156 41.4 N/A
Green Katri Hastings 334 12.0 N/A
Labour Shanti Roos 198 7.1 N/A
Turnout 2,789
Registered electors 7,097
Conservative win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Frome East

Frome East[34][35]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green William Shane Collins* 1,171 36.7 N/A
Green Helen Rachael Kay* 1,103 34.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Janine Louise Nash* 975 30.5 N/A
ifF Scott Anthony Joseph Ward 975 30.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Alex Lawrence-Berkeley 837 26.2 N/A
Conservative Eve Berry* 587 18.4 N/A
Conservative Dan Wood 472 14.8 N/A
Turnout 3,192 34.3
Registered electors 9,283
Green win (new seat)
Green win (new seat)

Frome North

Frome North[34][36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Adam Owen Matthew Boyden* 1,437 44.2 N/A
Conservative Dawn Adele Denton 1,004 30.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Christine Cockroft 955 29.4 N/A
Green John Martin Clarke*† 794 24.4 N/A
Conservative Dale Viven Spree 769 23.6 N/A
Green Lollie Melton 637 19.6 N/A
ifF Steve Tanner 625 19.2 N/A
Turnout 3,252 43.7
Registered electors 7,447
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Frome West

Frome West[34][37]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Martin John Dimery† 1,604 51.1 N/A
Green Michael John Dunk* 1,306 41.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Richard Francis Pinnock* 1,139 36.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Damon John Hooton* 1,098 35.0 N/A
Conservative Mike Rideout 441 14.0 N/A
Conservative Hilary Anne Thomas 419 13.3 N/A
Labour Byron Kingsley Taylor 225 7.2 N/A
Turnout 3,139 38.5
Registered electors 8,161
Green win (new seat)
Green win (new seat)

Glastonbury

Glastonbury[34][38]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Nick Cottle* 1,244 42.2 N/A
Conservative Susannah Hart 1,025 34.8 N/A
Green Jon Cousins* 916 31.1 N/A
Conservative Lillith Linda Christine Osborn 887 30.1 N/A
Liberal Democrats Adam Sen 719 24.4 N/A
Green Mike Smyth 676 22.9 N/A
No party description Susannah Maria Clemence 173 5.9 N/A
Turnout 2,946 41.0
Registered electors 7,227
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Highbridge & Burnham South

Highbridge & Burnham South[13][39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Charles Cook-Woodman*† 857 42.2 N/A
Conservative Alistair Frank Hendry* 804 39.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Ross Baker 730 35.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Lizzy Ayres 596 29.3 N/A
Independent Roger Charles Keen 391 19.2 N/A
Labour Ben Metcalfe 282 13.9 N/A
No party description Neculai Lupu 83 4.1 N/A
Turnout 2,033
Registered electors 7,477
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Huntspill

Huntspill[13][40]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mark Healey*† 1,289 52.5 N/A
Conservative Suria Aujla 1,218 49.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Martin Dunton 708 28.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Christina Murray Baron 681 27.8 N/A
Labour Alex Glassford* 338 13.8 N/A
Labour Co-op Liz Leavy* 320 13.0 N/A
Turnout 2,454
Registered electors 7,735
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Ilminster

Ilminster[11][41]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sue Osborne* 1,494 43.1 N/A
Liberal Democrats Val Keitch* 1,397 40.3 N/A
Conservative Jo Woodcock 1,392 40.1 N/A
Liberal Democrats Ray Buckler* 1,384 39.9 N/A
Green Roger Sydney Bradley 425 12.3 N/A
Green Karin Cumming 342 9.9 N/A
Labour Paul John Sellers 227 6.5 N/A
Turnout 3,468
Registered electors 8,331
Conservative win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

King Alfred

King Alfred[13][42]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Matthew Henry Martin* 1,709 47.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Harry James Munt 1,641 45.1 N/A
Conservative David John Huxtable† 1,592 43.8 N/A
Conservative Duncan McGinty* 1,423 39.1 N/A
Green Charles Graham 526 14.5 N/A
Turnout 3,635
Registered electors 8,127
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Lydeard

Lydeard[43][44]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mike Rigby*† 1,975 64.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Andy Sully* 1,557 50.8 N/A
Conservative Steve Richards 972 31.7 N/A
Conservative Paul Alistair Sayer 878 28.6 N/A
Green Clive Martin 442 14.4 N/A
Turnout 3,067
Registered electors 8,162
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Martock

Martock[11][45]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Allison Bailey 1,388 45.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Emily Jane Pearlstone 989 32.3 N/A
Conservative Gemma Trudy Verdon* 975 31.8 N/A
Conservative Stephen Bower 892 29.1 N/A
Independent Neil Brian Bloomfield*† 775 25.3 N/A
Independent Tony Capozzoli* 526 17.2 N/A
Labour Gregory Chambers 222 7.2 N/A
Turnout 3,065
Registered electors 8,442
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Mendip Central & East

Mendip Central & East[34][46]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Philip John Ham*† 1,243 41.0 N/A
Conservative Barry Michael Clarke 1,168 38.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Clare Hudson 1,117 36.8 N/A
Green Matt Mellen 876 28.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Robert John Reed 806 26.6 N/A
Labour Melanie Moulding 397 13.1 N/A
Turnout 3,033 40.8
Registered electors 7,427
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Mendip Hills

Mendip Hils[34][47]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Edric Wayland Hobbs* 1,450 48.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Tony Robbins 1,375 46.1 N/A
Conservative David John Baker 1,254 42.0 N/A
Conservative David Albert George Swain 1,080 36.2 N/A
Green David Hine 513 17.2 N/A
Turnout 2,984 38.3
Registered electors 7,830
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Mendip South

Mendip South[34][48]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Claire Sully 1,781 52.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Alex Wiltshire 1,614 47.5 N/A
Conservative John William Parham† 1,589 46.8 N/A
Conservative Nigel Woollcombe-Adams* 1,458 42.9 N/A
Turnout 3,397 44.0
Registered electors 7,771
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Mendip West

Mendip West[34][49]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ros Wyke* 2,232 62.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats Heather Shearer* 2,124 59.7 N/A
Conservative Mandy May Thomas-Atkin 1,195 33.6 N/A
Conservative Stuart Arthur Kingham* 1,164 32.7 N/A
Turnout 3,560 44.1
Registered electors 8,101
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Minehead

Minehead[50][51]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mandy Jayne Chilcott† 1,274 45.9 N/A
Conservative Andy Hadley* 1,066 38.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Benet Allen* 809 29.2 N/A
Independent Terry Venner* 800 28.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats Jane Bowman Scott 719 25.9 N/A
Independent Craig Frederick Palmer* 309 11.1 N/A
Labour Liam Tucker 226 8.2 N/A
Turnout 2,773
Registered electors 7,033
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Monkton & North Curry

Monkton & North Curry[52][53]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David John Andrew Fothergill† 1,776 46.9 N/A
Conservative Norman Philip Cavill* 1,698 44.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats Ray Tully* 1,487 39.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Nick O'Donnell 1,407 37.2 N/A
Green Andy Pritchard* 802 21.2 N/A
Turnout 3,786
Registered electors 9,658
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

North Petherton

North Petherton[13][54]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Bill Revans*† 1,548 60.1 N/A
Conservative Alan Sydney Ernest Bradford* 1,121 43.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Gary Wong* 1,084 42.1 N/A
Conservative Anthony John Edward Betty* 801 31.1 N/A
Labour Jon Falkingham 194 7.5 N/A
Labour Genevieve Wark 183 7.1 N/A
Turnout 2,575
Registered electors 7,468
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Rowbarton & Staplegrove

Rowbarton & Staplegrove[55][56]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Dixie Claire Darch* 1,627 61.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Derek Aneurin Perry* 1,378 52.1 N/A
Conservative Rod Williams† 880 33.3 N/A
Conservative Greg Garner 783 29.6 N/A
Labour Libby Lisgo* 367 13.9 N/A
Turnout 2,646
Registered electors 7,399
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Shepton Mallet

Shepton Mallet[34][57]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Martin Lovell 1,196 44.4 N/A
Conservative Bente Olsen Height* 950 35.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Warren Garfield Kennedy* 930 34.5 N/A
Conservative Simon Paul Davies 823 30.6 N/A
Independent Abi McGuire 780 29.0 N/A
Labour Chloe Adduocchio 282 10.5 N/A
Green Victoria Kate Welsh 201 7.5 N/A
Green Gregor Henry Neeve 165 6.1 N/A
Turnout 2,692 32.4
Registered electors 8,331
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Somerton

Somerton[11][58]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Dean Douglas Ruddle*† 1,906 52.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Tim Kerley* 1,761 48.8 N/A
Conservative David Hall† 1,436 39.8 N/A
Conservative Lucy Wallace 1,205 33.4 N/A
Labour Keith Laurence O'Boyle 288 8.0 N/A
UKIP Peter Kevin Richardson 97 2.7 N/A
Turnout 3,606
Registered electors 8,324
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

South Petherton & Islemoor

South Petherton & Islemoor[11][59]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Adam James Dance*† 3,061 71.1 N/A
Liberal Democrats Jo Roundell Greene 2,496 58.0 N/A
Conservative Stephen Barry Carp 1,121 26.0 N/A
Conservative Derek Normal Lander Yeomans 902 21.0 N/A
Green Colin John Comben 320 7.4 N/A
Green Michael Bernard Fox 210 4.9 N/A
Labour Sarah Louise Setter 119 2.8 N/A
Turnout 4,305
Registered electors 8,531
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Street

Street[34][60]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Liz Leyshon*† 1,896 62.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Simon Michael Carswell* 1,661 54.6 N/A
Conservative Terry William Edwin Napper*† 1,219 40.1 N/A
Conservative Bryan Albert Beha 931 30.6 N/A
Turnout 3,041 33.7
Registered electors 9,054
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Taunton East

Taunton East[61][62]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Simon Coles*† 1,190 56.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Federica Roberta Diana Smith-Roberts* 1,183 56.0 N/A
Conservative Henry William Haslam 549 26.0 N/A
Conservative Tom Linnell 506 23.9 N/A
Green Chris Salter 301 14.2 N/A
Labour Stanley Joseph Ely 266 12.6 N/A
Turnout 2,114
Registered electors 8,008
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Taunton North

Taunton North[63][64]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Lee Baker* 1,073 45.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Tom Deakin* 1,072 44.9 N/A
Conservative Giuseppe Leslie Fraschini† 817 34.2 N/A
Conservative Jason Wayne Woollacott 730 30.6 N/A
Labour Co-op Brenda Dawn Weston* 498 20.9 N/A
Labour Co-op Rowan Thorne 438 18.3 N/A
Turnout 2,387
Registered electors 7,628
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Taunton South

Taunton South[65][66]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Hazel Ruth Prior-Sankey*† 1,945 68.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats Fran Smith* 1,613 57.1 N/A
Conservative Jean Margaret Allgrove 691 24.5 N/A
Conservative Joanna Jane Lewin-Harris 608 21.5 N/A
Green Fran Hicks 336 11.9 N/A
Labour Co-op Ross Leach 208 7.4 N/A
Turnout 2,825
Registered electors 8,335
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Upper Tone

Upper Tone[67][68]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Dave Mansell* 1,687 49.7 N/A
Independent Gwil Wren* 1,487 43.8 N/A
Conservative Roger Keith Habgood* 1,158 34.1 N/A
Conservative James Alexander Hunt† 1,082 31.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats John Roskruge Hassall* 641 18.9 N/A
Labour Michael Charles McGuffie 267 7.9 N/A
No party description Phillip Robert Thorne 137 4.0 N/A
Turnout 3,392
Registered electors 7,625
Green win (new seat)
Independent win (new seat)

Watchet & Stogursey

Watchet & Stogursey[69][70]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Hugh John William Davies*† 890 29.6 N/A
Conservative Rosemary Woods 841 28.0 N/A
Independent Edward Martin 782 26.0 N/A
Conservative Craig James Coleman 633 21.1 N/A
Independent Loretta Anne Whetlor* 595 19.8 N/A
Independent Ian Charles Aldridge* 521 17.3 N/A
Labour Co-op Lucy Naylor 459 15.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Jill Ann Dillamore 296 9.9 N/A
Independent Chris Morgan* 288 9.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Andy Kingston-James 237 7.9 N/A
No party description Guy Denton 69 2.3 N/A
Turnout 3,004
Registered electors 7,736
Independent win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Wellington

Wellington[71][72]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew James Govier*† 1,809 50.6 N/A
Conservative Marcus Trevor Barr* 1,241 34.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats Mark Raymond Lithgow* 1,226 34.3 N/A
Labour Catherine Elizabeth Govier 1,046 29.3 N/A
Conservative Zoe Alex Barr 966 27.0 N/A
Green John Ainsworth 521 14.6 N/A
Turnout 3,572
Registered electors 9,712
Labour win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Wells

Wells[34][73]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Tessa Munt 2,507 65.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats Theo Butt Philip 2,047 53.1 N/A
Conservative Harvey Siggs 1,013 26.3 N/A
Conservative Richard James Austin Greenwell 953 24.7 N/A
Green Amanda Victoria Jane Phillips 526 13.6 N/A
Green David Paul Grace 353 9.1 N/A
Turnout 3,858 43.8
Registered electors 8,860
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Wincanton & Bruton

Wincanton & Bruton[11][74]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tom Peter John Power 1,447 41.7 N/A
Conservative Lucy Clare Trimnell* 1,232 35.5 N/A
Green Ewan William George Jones 1,045 30.1 N/A
Liberal Democrats Abigail Rebekah Baker 1,007 29.0 N/A
Independent Robin Frederick Bastable* 778 22.4 N/A
Labour Suzanna van Moyland 529 15.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Kate Alexandra Pettemerides 492 14.2 N/A
Turnout 3,468
Registered electors 8,746
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

Yeovil Central

Yeovil Central[11][75]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Andy Kendall*† 1,098 54.1 N/A
Liberal Democrats Dave Woan 874 43.1 N/A
Conservative Tony Ash 575 28.4 N/A
Conservative Bridge Mary Philomena Spender 484 23.9 N/A
Green Alan John Flint 253 12.5 N/A
Labour Martin Ronald Bailey 222 10.9 N/A
Green Andrew John Newman Simkins 151 7.4 N/A
Freedom Alliance Stephen Robert Hawker 117 5.8 N/A
Turnout 2,028
Registered electors 7,281
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Yeovil East

Yeovil East[11][76]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Tony Lock*† 1,056 55.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Graham John Oakes* 983 51.8 N/A
Conservative Claire Louise Thorne 458 24.1 N/A
Conservative Teresa Anne Bond 420 22.1 N/A
Labour Mary Lister Ashby 334 17.6 N/A
Green Karen Ann Stutz 284 15.0 N/A
Turnout 1,899
Registered electors 8,115
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Yeovil South

Yeovil South[11][77]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Faye Marie Purbrick† 920 34.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Andy Soughton* 917 34.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Karl William Gill* 905 33.9 N/A
Conservative Trisha Lawford 860 32.3 N/A
Independent Tareth William Casey 666 25.0 N/A
Green Mark Edwards 354 13.3 N/A
Labour Terry Ledlie 315 11.8 N/A
Turnout 2,666
Registered electors 7,885
Conservative win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

Yeovil West

Yeovil West[11][78]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Evie Potts-Jones 944 53.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Wes Read* 901 51.0 N/A
Conservative Graham Pritchard 566 32.0 N/A
Conservative Amy Irene Green 517 29.3 N/A
Green Robert Charles Wood 232 13.1 N/A
Green Peter Harvey 205 11.6 N/A
Turnout 1,766
Registered electors 6,436
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

By-elections

Castle Cary

Castle Cary: 10 August 2023
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Kevin Messenger 1,247 54.8 +10.4
Conservative David Hall 614 27.0 -15.7
Green Ewan Jones 416 18.2 +5.3
Majority 633 27.8 N/A
Turnout 2,277 28
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing +13.0

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Notes

  1. ^ The exception being the former two-member division of Glastonbury & Street which has been divided to form the divisions of Glastonbury, and Street.