After an historic general election on 12th December 2019, David Warburton has been returned as Member of Parliament for the Somerton and Frome constituency for the third time since 2015. With 36,320 votes - just one vote fewer than the 2017 general election - David achieved 56% of the vote, a majority of 19,213.
David commented, “I’m delighted and honoured to have been returned for the third time as MP for Somerton and Frome. It truly is an enormous privilege and I will do all I possibly can to repay the trust that people in Somerset have placed in me. I must say it was also great to have secured almost 56% of the vote and only one single vote less than in 2017 – 36,321 then, and 36,320 now. My wife promises that the missing vote wasn’t her.“
He continued, “And there’s much to be done now – Somerset badly needs investment in infrastructure: roads, rail, broadband and mobile connectivity, and we must now secure those promises of vital extra funding in education, health and social care. Without wanting to mention it, I think that – from my huge stacks of correspondence on the issue – we now also must end the uncertainty in clarifying our future relationship with the EU. All this is achievable now, and I very much look forward both to playing my part in it, and standing up for our part of Somerset as I do so!”
On 12th December 2019, Prime Minister Boris Johnson led the Conservative Party to their biggest General Election victory since 1987 and, with 43.6%, the biggest percentage vote share of any party since 1979. The Conservatives won 365 seats, a majority of 80 in the House of Commons.