Jacob Rees-Mogg retains seat in North East Somerset

By Becky Brooks in Politics

Jacob Rees-Mogg has retained his seat overnight, despite a difficult evening for the Conservatives, which also saw Tory Bath MP, Ben Howlett, beaten by Lib-Dem, Wera Hobhouse.

Turnout was high in both North East Somerset (75.7%) and the city of Bath (74.42%).

Despite Jacob Rees-Mogg beating the Labour candidate, Robin Moss, by over 10,000 votes, Labour made a 9.9% gain on 2015. The Conservative MP has held his seat since 2010. Wera Hobhouse won by over 5,600 votes and will return the city back to the Lib-Dems.

The full results are below:

North East Somerset:

Conservative, Jacob Rees-Mogg: 28,992

Labour, Robin Moss: 18,757

Lib-Dem, Manda Rigby: 4,461

Green, Sally Calverley: 1,245

Independent, Shaun Hughes: 588


Lib-Dem, Wera Hobhouse: 23,426

Conservative, Ben Howlett: 17,742

Labour, Joe Rayment: 7,275

Green, Eleanor Field: 1,125

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