The Conservatives fend off challenges from the Lib Dems in Somerset to retain seats in the region.Read More
|Party||Votes||%||Net percentage change in seats|
|Marcus Fysh||Votes 32,369||header_vote_share 54.5||Net percentage change in seats +12.0|
|Jo Roundell Greene||Votes 17,646||header_vote_share 29.7||Net percentage change in seats -3.4|
|Ian Martin||Votes 7,418||header_vote_share 12.5||Net percentage change in seats +5.4|
|Robert Wood||Votes 1,052||header_vote_share 1.8||Net percentage change in seats -2.1|
|Katy Pritchard||Votes 919||header_vote_share 1.5||Net percentage change in seats +1.5|
Change compared with 2015
Turnout and CON majority
The former Lib Dem leader and Yeovil MP says the "vast swathe of decent, tolerant, moderate people in the middle" have had "no voice in this election".
"The tolerant centre of our country needs to get their act together," Lord Ashdown added.
Digital Editor, BBC West
Yeovil was one of the big hopes for the Liberal Democrats. But it's not worked out that way for them.
Daisy Benson was originally to contest the seat for the party but stood down in April because she was moving house.
Then, the granddaughter of Labour's post-war prime minister Clement Attlee, Jo Roundell Greene, came in to campaign for Paddy Ashdown's former seat.
But the move has seen the Lib Dem vote drop by 3.5%.
Conservative Marcus Fysh's vote share has shot up by 12% with Labour gaining by 5.4%.
It looks like Yeovil will be the next to declare.
Like Bath, Yeovil is an emblematic seat for the Lib Dems, given that it used to be Paddy Ashdown’s constituency.
Lord Ashdown has been closely involved with the local campaign, where the Lib Dem candidate is the granddaughter of former Labour Prime Minister Clement Attlee.
But they face an uphill struggle given the huge swing to the Tories in 2015
The Liberal Democrats are hoping to win back the Yeovil seat from the Conservatives.
In 2015 the Lib Dems lost to Conservative Marcus Fysh - and this time round there was a last minute change of candidate for the party, their candidate is now Jo Roundell Greene.
The total votes cast in Yeovil is 59,498.
Turnout is 71.76 per cent, slightly higher than 2015, when it came in at 69.25 per cent.
UKIP have confirmed that they aren't contesting three seats in Somerset for the upcoming general election.
Wells, Somerton and Frome and Yeovil won't have any UKIP candidates on the ballot paper.
In Wells, the UKIP Wells Association Branch chair says their committee voted unanimously not to stand a candidate, as they are broadly supportive of the current MP James Heappey's support for Theresa May's Brexit plans.
Our vote share could be enough to tip it just back to the Lib Dems. We’re not doing deals, how members vote is up to them. But stats show our core voters, if not voting UKIP, will vote Conservative
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- 24,178 total votes taken.
- 42.5% share of the total vote
- +9.6% change in share of the votes
- 18,865 total votes taken.
- 33.1% share of the total vote
- -22.6% change in share of the votes
- 7,646 total votes taken.
- 13.4% share of the total vote
- +9.3% change in share of the votes
- 4,053 total votes taken.
- 7.1% share of the total vote
- +1.9% change in share of the votes
- 2,191 total votes taken.
- 3.8% share of the total vote
- +3.8% change in share of the votes
Change compared with 2010