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Conservative gain over Labour

Top three parties at a glance
Conservative 138 % 46.18%
Labour 96 % 32.33%
Liberal Democrat 39 % 13.31%
Swing: 11.05% from Labour to Conservative
Candidate Party Votes % +/- %
Tracey Crouch Chard & Ilminster News: Tory Conservative Elected 20,230 46.18
Jonathan Shaw Chard & Ilminster News: Labour
Labour 14,161 32.33
John McClintock Chard & Ilminster News: ElectionsModule Party Logo Liberal Democrat 5,832 13.31
Colin McCarthy-Stewart Chard & Ilminster News: ElectionsModule Party Logo British National Party 1,365 3.12
Steve Newton Chard & Ilminster News: ElectionsModule Party Logo UK Independence Party 1,314 3.00
Sean Varnham Chard & Ilminster News: ElectionsModule Party Logo English Democrats 400 0.91
Dave Arthur Chard & Ilminster News: ElectionsModule Party Logo Green 396 0.90
Maureen Smith Christian Party 109 0.25
Majority 6,069 13.85
Turnout 43,807 61.59



House prices on the rise with £20,000 increase since start of year Chard & Ilminster News: HOMES: Average prices are increasing

11:12am Monday 19th August 2013

HOUSE prices on the rise again amid fears over new a housing 'bubble'.

Four-fifths of new university and college students own smartphones

11:20am Friday 15th March 2013

FOUR-fifths (82%) of new university and college students own a smartphone and at least 20 per cent have a tablet, a UCAS Media survey has revealed.

£130m investment set to boost Black Country employment

1:59pm Monday 22nd October 2012

MORE than £130 million of investment is on its way to the Black Country to support business plans intended to create more than 2,200 jobs.

Black-tie bash for James Bond will be golden for trust Chard & Ilminster News: SMITH, STAN SMITH: Flanked by ‘Bond girls’ Amy Dorgan and Kate Paszkowec at the Odeon.

12:00pm Monday 22nd October 2012

JAMES Bond fans in Worcester are in for a treat this week as Foregate Street does its best Leicester Square impression.

Government to probe torture claims Chard & Ilminster News: Foreign Secretary William Hague has pledged an inquiry into torture complicity claims

11:52pm Thursday 20th May 2010

The new coalition Government is committed to setting up a "judge-led inquiry" into allegations of British security services complicity in torture overseas, the Foreign Secretary has confirmed.

Mandelson and Adonis leave cabinet Chard & Ilminster News: Lord Adonis (right) and Lord Mandelson have stepped down from the shadow cabinet

6:25pm Thursday 20th May 2010

Lord Mandelson and Lord Adonis have stepped down from the shadow cabinet to allow their roles to be taken by Labour MPs, the party has confirmed.

Government to end top-down targets Chard & Ilminster News: David Cameron during the launch of the Coalition Agreement document

5:35pm Thursday 20th May 2010

The Government has insisted it would scrap top-down targets in the NHS as it unveiled details of the new Conservative-Liberal Democrat deal.

Labour candidates get extra 13 days Chard & Ilminster News: Labour MP Diane Abbott is to run for the leadership of the party

4:14pm Thursday 20th May 2010

Labour has caved in to complaints from candidates for the party leadership by allowing them an extra 13 days to gather nominations.

Call for changes after poll queues Chard & Ilminster News: The Electoral Commission has pledged a thorough review after people missed out on voting

2:56pm Thursday 20th May 2010

The elections watchdog demanded "urgent changes" after condemning failings that left hundreds of people unable to vote on May 6.

Alcohol sales below cost price axed Chard & Ilminster News: Theresa May said the Government ordered a wholesale review of the 24-hour licensing laws

1:23pm Thursday 20th May 2010

Supermarkets and off-licences will be banned from selling alcohol below cost price, the Government has confirmed.

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