The Conservatives lost to the Liberal Democrats in the Summerton and Frome by-elections.
The Lib Dem victory comes nearly a year after similar results. Tiverton and Honiton by-election.
David Warburton Last month, he resigned as MP from the constituency.But shortly after it was revealed that he had investigated claims of sexually harassing someone.Materially defective“
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Somerton and Fromm’s results are complete.
- Faye Purbrick – Conservative Party – 10,179
- Neil Guild – Labor Party – 1,009
- Sarah Joan Dyke – Liberal Democrats – 21,187
- Rosie Mitchell – Independent – 635
- Martin Demery – Green Party – 3,944
- Lorna Irene Bromley Corke – Christian People’s Alliance – 256
- Bruce David Evans – Reform UK – 1,303
- Peter Kevin Richardson – UK Independence Party (UKIP) – 275
Now his seat has been occupied. Lib DemsSarah Dyke with a majority of 11,008. The Tory candidate was Fay Purbrick.
Ms Dyke received 21,187 votes, compared to 10,179 for the Conservatives, 3,944 for the Greens, 1,303 for Reform and 1,009 for Labour.
That equates to a 29-point swing for the Liberal Democrats, and the Conservatives have never had a lower share of the vote in the seat.
Unlike Tiverton and Honiton, the Lib Dems have held Somerton and Frome in recent memory.
Mr Warburton only won the seat. conservative In 2015, coalition minister David Heath, who had previously held the post for 18 years.
But this election required a significant change in opinion from 2019, as the Conservatives sat on a majority of more than 19,000.
This set is largely older than average and has been hit by falling interest rates due to the low number of mortgage holders, with 43% of households unsecured.
The 2022 council elections saw a significant decline in the region’s Conservative wards, with the Lib Dems claiming first place in 10 of the 13 seats and taking 40% of the vote.
The Tories won just one ward. The other two were taken by the Greens.