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Election 2015



Friday, May 8, 2015

With the 2015 elections set to be the closest fought in decades, the Times is committed to bringing you the very latest up-to-the minute coverage.

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General Election - North Somerset


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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

North Somerset MP Liam Fox has come second in a poll of Conservative voters about who they would like to be the party’s next leader.

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Liam Fox
Friday, May 8, 2015

North Somerset’s Conservative parliamentary candidate, Dr Liam Fox, has held on to his seat in this year’s General Election with the biggest majority he has ever achieved.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Below are the locations where you can vote in this year’s elections.

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Monday, May 4, 2015

A HUSTINGS event was held in Yatton, where five candidates for North Somerset battled it out answering the audience’s questions.

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Friday, May 1, 2015

The five men who will battle it out in the hope of becoming North Somerset’s next MP have outlined what they will make a priority if elected to represent the area.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A supporter of the Green Party has painted the outside of his house bright green as part of an event organised by the group.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Pupils, teachers and parents quizzed North Somerset’s parliamentary candidates on key issues at a hustings debate at Nailsea School.

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Nailsea School
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A significant proportion of North Somerset’s vote in May’s General Election is still up for grabs, a survey by the Times has revealed.

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General Election 2015
Sunday, April 19, 2015

NORTH Somerset parliamentary candidates will go head-to-head in Yatton on Thursday evening.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

THE deadline for registering to vote falls next week.

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Candidates

I’m Greg Chambers, born in Yeovil, grew up in Somerton, South Somerset

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David Derbyshire is aged 45, married, with two children attending Backwell School

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I have held over 400 surgeries (every two weeks) and seen over 8000 individual constituents.

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From a farming family in Yorkshire, Ian came to the South West in 1978

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Marcus, aged 46, has his own small business and has lived and worked in Somerset for over 21 years

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News

Sunday, June 18, 2017

North Somerset Council spent £19,000 on legal advice and research on devolution before rejecting an offer to be part of the £1.1billion deal.

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North Somerset Council Devolution
Friday, June 16, 2017

Parking tensions in Weston-super-Mare continue to grow in the wake of North Somerset Council taking control of enforcement, with wardens reportedly subjected to abuse on social media and on the streets.

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Parking tensions have continued to escalate in Weston-super-Mare this week, with enforcement officers subjected to abusive behaviour on the streets and social media.

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Monday, June 5, 2017

North Somerset Council has made more than 200 insurance claims in the past six years after staff reversed into walls, a boulder, a road sign and a tree while at the wheel of a council vehicle.

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

North Somerset Council is considering creating character areas in Weston-super-Mare similar to Brighton’s lanes, but the news has sparked debate on the Mercury’s Facebook page.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Tensions over Weston-super-Mare’s new parking clampdown rose further this week, with traders hitting out at ‘aggressive’ ticketing and warnings issued over abuse levelled at enforcement staff.

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North Somerset Council
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Some council staff may be made redundant as a result of changes to North Somerset’s libraries and children’s centres.

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North Somerset Council
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A defect in the road, colliding with a road sign and reversing into a tree are just some of the reasons why North Somerset Council has made more than 200 insurance claims on its vehicles in the past six years.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

A community hub, which could house a GP surgery and children’s centre, is being considered for Weston-super-Mare town centre.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

North Somerset Council will host three events in Weston-super-Mare to mark Fostering Fortnight and its Make A Difference campaign.

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News

Friday, December 16, 2016

Weston-super-Mare MP John Penrose has called on the Government to consider the town’s concerns over a planned 35,000sqm extension to Bristol’s Cribbs Causeway shopping complex.

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Around 30 miles of pylons dubbed a ‘scar on the landscape’ will soon be built through picturesque Somerset countryside, despite years of public protest.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A NURSERY in Weston-super-Mare has had a visit from one of Disney’s most popular characters.

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

A WESTON-SUPER-MARE attraction known for its thrilling rides has also been recognised for the quality food and drink it provides to visitors.

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Weston-super-Mare
Friday, May 8, 2015

MORE than nine hours after the polls shut the member of parliament for Weston-super-Mare has finally been declared with a landslide victory.

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Candidates

Clive is bidding to become the English Democrats first MP in Westminster.

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Dr Richard Lawson retired after almost 30 years as a GP in Congresbury. He joined the Green Party in the late-1970s

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John is the fourth generation of his family to have grown up in Weston. He works for the British Retail Consortium.

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John became Weston-super-Mare MP in 2005.The son of two teachers, he had a state-funded education before a successful business career

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Tim has lived in Weston since 2001 and has been married for 15 years to Jess.

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Ernie left school with no qualifications and started work during the three-day week in the 1970s, before ending up on an assembly line.

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