Liberal Democrat Wera Hobhouse has been reelected as the Member of Parliament for Bath, receiving just over fifty-four per cent of the votes for the area in yesterday’s general election.
Wera Hobhouse increased her majority to receive a total of 28,419 votes, with Conservative Annabel Tall coming second with 16,097 votes.
Labour’s Mike Davies came third with 6,639 votes, followed by the Brexit Party’s Jimi Ogunnusi with 642 votes and Bil Blockhead in last with 341.
There was a turnout of 77.18%, a slight increase from 74.3% in June 2017.
Liberal Democrat Wera Hobhouse has been reelected as the Member of Parliament for Bath, receiving 54.5% of the votes for the area, with a 12,322 majority. There was a 77.18% turnout. pic.twitter.com/4UwW8QSaZq
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The total number of rejected ballot papers was 192.
The final figures for Bath are:
- Wera Hobhouse – Liberal Democrat | 28,419 votes, 54.5%
- Annabel Tall – Conservative Party | 16,097 votes, 30.9%
- Mike Davies – Labour Party | 6,639 votes, 12.7%
- Jimi Ogunnusi – Brexit Party | 642 votes, 1.2%
- Bill Blockhead – Independent | 341 votes, 0.7%
In North East Somerset, Jacob Rees-Mogg has been reelected, but with a decreased majority. Just over half of the 56,477 votes cast were for the Conservative, with Labour’s Mark Huband coming second.
The final figures for North East Somerset are:
- Jacob Rees-Mogg – Conservative Party | 28,360 votes, 50.4%
- Mark Huband – Labour Party | 13,631 votes, 24.2%
- Nick Coates – Liberal Democrats | 12,422 votes, 22.1%
- Fay Whitfield – Green Party | 1,423 votes, 2.5%
- Shaun Hughes – Independent | 472 votes, 0.8%
During her campaign, Wera Hobhouse’s priorities for Bath included:
- Stop Brexit – Wera has consistently called for a People’s Vote to end Brexit chaos.
- Climate Action Now – Working closely with BANES council, Wera is calling for the reduction of emissions locally, nationally and internationally.
- More School Funds – Reverse frontline school cuts since 2015 with an emergency cash injection of £4.6 billion next year. The Liberal Democrats planned to spend £10 billion more a year on schools and hire 20,000 more teachers.
- Mental Health Matters – Wera has fought for better treatment for eating disorders, the mental health issue with the highest mortality rate.
- Invest in the NHS – The Liberal Democrats pledged to raise £35 billion with an extra penny-on-the-pound Income Tax as well as bursaries for nurses and extra funding for social care.