Elections in Bath & Somerset

PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS

UKIP Bath and Somerset branch campaigns in all the parliamentary constituencies in the ceremonial county of Somerset:

From the next General Election we will have eleven constituencies across the County. Some are new seats and some are named similarly to the previous ones (but some boundary differences may still exist).

  • Bath 
  • Bridgwater – Bridgwater, Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge
  • Frome and East Somerset – Frome, Midsomer Norton and Radstock
  • Glastonbury and Somerton – Glastonbury, Somerton, Castle Cary, Langport, Street and Wincanton
  • North East Somerset and Hanham – Keynsham plus some parts of South Gloucestershire to the west of Bath
  • Somerset North – Portishead, Clevedon
  • Taunton and Wellington – Taunton, Wellington, Norton Fitzwarren and Staplegrove
  • Tiverton and Minehead – Minehead, Watchet and Williton, Hinkley Point C plus Tiverton across the Devon border
  • Wells and Mendip Hills – Wells, Axbridge, Cheddar, Shepton Mallet and Yatton
  • Weston-super-Mare 
  • Yeovil – Yeovil, Chard, Crewkerne and Ilminster

Our role is to coordinate local campaigning activity, to nominate and stand candidates for election as members of Parliament, to build up our party and to carry out administrative functions for our party in the eleven constituencies.

The UK Independence Party has a track-record of electoral success in Bath and Somerset.

In the 2015 General Election, UK Independence Party candidate Stephen Fitzgerald took second place in Bridgwater and West Somerset with 19.2% of the vote ahead of Labour and the LibDems. In North Somerset Ian Kealey took third place with 13% of the vote ahead of the LibDems. In Somerton and Frome Alan Dimmick took third place with 10.7% ahead of the Greens and Labour. In Taunton Deane Laura Bailhache took third place on 12% ahead of Labour, and Greens. In Wells, Helen Hims took third place on 9.9% ahead of Labour and Greens. In Yeovil Simon Smedley took third place on 13.4% ahead of Labour and Greens. In North East Somerset Ernest Blaber took third place on 12% ahead of the LibDem candidate (Wera Hobhouse).

LOCAL AUTHORITY ELECTIONS

UKIP Bath and Somerset branch campaigns in the three unitary local authorities within the ceremonial county of Somerset

  • Bath & North East Somerset
  • North Somerset
  • Somerset Council

Our role is to coordinate local campaigning activity, to nominate and stand candidates for election as councillors, to build up our party and to carry out administrative functions for our party in our local authorities.

The UK Independence Party has a track-record of success in Somerset local elections.

In 2015; Richard Scammel was elected in Sedgemoor (Bridgwater Dunwear Ward) with an 18.8% vote share and Lorna Corke in Highbridge & Burnham Marine Ward with 10.9% (both UK Independence Party gains).

Ivor Jones was elected as a UK Independence Party Councillor for Minehead Central from 2015 to 2019 on West Somerset District Council.

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