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Pow increases vote in Taunton

Conservative Rebecca Pow 33,333 4.8 Liberal Democrat Gideon Amos 17,446 6.3 Labour Martin Jevon 9,689 6.1 UKIP Alan Dimmick 1,434 -9.7 Green Party Clive Martin 1,151 -2.7 The three largest parties all increased their vote share in Taunton Deane courtesy of the collapse of the UKIP vote in one of just two Somerset seats to

Fysh increases his majority

Conservative Marcus Fysh 32,369 12% Liberal Democrat Jo Roundell Greene 17,646 -3.40% Labour Ian Martin 7,418 5.40% Green Party Robert Wood 1,052 -2.10% Independent Katy Pritchard 919 1.50% Marcus Fysh the other Somerset Conservative to have been cleared of 2015 election expenses problems, is back with a vengeance. Again the absence of UKIP has had

Warburton wins, Labour push hard

Conservative David Warburton 36,231 4.00% Liberal Democrat Mark Blackburn 13,325 1.60% Labour Sean Dromgoole 10,998 10.00% Green Party Theo Simon 2,047 -5.80% Independent Richard Hadwin 991   Without a UKIP candidate, Alan Dimmik came third last time with 6,000 votes, this was all about who would come second. David Warburton already had one of the

James Heappey holds Wells

Conservative James Heappey 30,488 3.20% Liberal Democrat Tessa Munt 23906 5.90% Labour Andy Merryfield 7,129 4.90% Christian Peoples Alliance Lorna Corke 320 0.50% James Heappey has had his fair share of stick during this campaign. One of two Somerset MPs to be cleared in the 2015 election expenses scandal just before this election took place

Ian Liddell-Grainger holds Bridgwater

Conservative Ian Liddell-Grainger 32,111 9.20% Labour Wes Hinckes 16,663 11% Liberal Democrat Marcus Kravis 6,332 -1.60% UKIP Simon Smedley 2,102 -15.60% Green Party Kay Powell 1,059 -3% Liddell Grainger may not be everyone’s favourite, but as the UK vote collapsed (they came second in this seat just two years ago, it is no surprise to

We say……please vote

As a newspaper, we never make recommendations at election time. Not even when our own editor is standing! However today is an important day. The right to vote has been hard won in this country, especially so if you are a woman. Many other countries and movements cherish and envy in equal measure what we

Packed public meeting in Curry Rivel to discuss pub

Over 70 people crammed into the Curry Rivel Village Hall last night to listen to start a conversation around buying the village pub the King William IV. With the Bell Inn now a distant memory and the Old Forge converted into a (very successful) restaurant and bar, the King William is now the only traditional

Help police to find missing Cindy again

Police are asking for your help to help find missing teenager Cindy Worthington who has gone missing again. Cindy is 14 and went missing from the Donyatt Hill area near Ilminster yesterday evening.  She is described as a white girl, about 5ft 4ins tall of medium build, blue eyes, with long straight dark brown hair.

Missing teenager found

Missing teenager Cindy Worthington, from Ilminster has been found and we are pleased to report she’s safe. She was located in Bristol yesterday afternoon following a call from a member of the public who saw the appeal in the media. 

Have you seen missing teenager Cindy Worthington?

Avon & Somerset Police are appealing for the public’s help to find a 14-year-old missing girl.   Cindy Worthington was last seen in Ilminster at around 8.50pm yesterday (May 29). There is now real concern for her welfare and police would like any sightings reported to us as soon as possible. Cindy is white, 5ft