SOMERSET you've spoken and you've picked your new MPs - we say new, they've all just been re-elected from 2015.

But first up lets look at the situation across the country.

So far 642 seats have been announced out of the 650 and the election has resulted in a hung parliament.

It means that no party has the required number of seats needed to form a government, meaning we will end up in a coalition like in 2010.

The Conservatives have 313 seats - they're down 12 on 2015's results.

Labour has 260 seats, up 29 on 2015.

The SNP has 34 seats - down 21, the Lib Dems have 12 - up five on before, DUP 10 seats, up two and finally the other seats 12 - down three.

There's been plenty of shocks and close calls too.

Former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg lost his seat to the Labour Party in Sheffield Hallam.

Former ministers Vince Cable and Jo Swinson have both won back their seats after losing them in 2015.

But here's what happened in Somerset:

Taunton Deane

Conservative MP Rebecca Pow managed to hang on to her seat with an increase of 4.8 per cent compared to 2015.

But the Liberal Democrats also saw an increase in their per centage - 6.3 per cent to be precise, and so did Labour with a 6.1 per cent increase.

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Bridgwater and West Somerset

Again a hold for the Conservatives.

Ian Liddell-Grainger increased his majority by 9.2 per cent compared to 2015 with his 32,111.

Labour also saw an increase in the number of votes with an 11 per cent compared to 2015.

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There was quite a small swing for the Liberal Democrats to take back the seat from the Conservatives, but Marcus Fysh held on to his seat.

Mr Fysh had 32,369 votes, an increased his majority by 12 per cent compared to the vote in 2015.

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James Heappey has also managed to keep hold of his seat.

Mr Heappey had 30,488 votes, an increase of 3.2 per cent compared to 2015.

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