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- Votes: 34,588
- Vote share %: 58.4
- Vote share change: +3.9
Liberal DemocratMick Clark
- Votes: 18,407
- Vote share %: 31.1
- Vote share change: +1.4
- Votes: 3,761
- Vote share %: 6.3
- Vote share change: -6.1
- Votes: 1,629
- Vote share %: 2.7
- Vote share change: +1.0
- Votes: 689
- Vote share %: 1.2
- Vote share change: +1.2
The Constitution and Reform PartyTom Fox
- Votes: 186
- Vote share %: 0.3
- Vote share change: +0.3
Change compared with 2017
- CON majority: 16,181
- Registered voters: 82,468
- Change since 2017: +0.2
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Marcus Fysh has been re-elected as the MP for Yeovil, with an increased majority.
The Conservative candidate beat Liberal Democrat Mick Clark by 16,181 votes, 1,458 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.
Terry Ledlie of the Labour Party came third and the Green Party's Diane Wood came fourth.
Voter turnout was up by 0.2 percentage points since the last general election.
More than 59,000 people, 71.9% of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.
Three of the six candidates, Diane Wood (Green), Tony Capozzoli (independent) and Tom Fox (Constitution and Reform Party) lost their £500 deposits after failing to win 5% of the vote.
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Marcus Fysh has been re-elected as Conservative MP for Yeovil.
BBC Somerset politics reporter
The police were called to a polling station in Yeovil this evening when teenagers arrived expecting their usual youth club.
Milford Youth Club couldn’t take place tonight but it seems not all the young people had been told it was off - or took kindly to the news when they arrived.
No arrests or further action taken though!
BBC reporter Lee Madan says counting is running an hour behind in his part of Somerset.
They are now expecting declarations at 2.30am for Yeovil, 3.30am for Somerton and Frome.
Somerton and Frome Liberal Democrat candidate Adam Boyden says it's “all to play for” despite the exit poll predicting a Conservative hold.
“It’s been played” says Conservative Somerset county councillor Clare Paul in response.
“Complacency is always dangerous, but I’m feeling quietly confident,” says Conservative county councillor David Hall.
Ballot boxes have begun to arrive at counting stations across the West of England.
But while there is always a race to be the first to declare in the North West, we'll have to wait a bit longer than Newcastle and Sunderland for the first results.