The Labour candidate for The Somerton and Frome constituency in 2019 was Sean Dromgoole. The seat had a Lib Dem MP since 1997, went Tory at the 2015 election and stayed Tory in 2017. In 2019 it stayed Conservative. The constituency is largely based on Mendip district, which recently swung from Tory to Lib Dem with Green support. At the last County elections, Frome returned 2 Green councillors and has a council run by left leaning independents.
The population heart of the constituency is the town of Frome, which regularly sent Labour MPs to Parliament in the 1920s and 30s, including Bridgwater Trade Unionist Walt Farthing in 1945.
Labour currently has no representation within the Somerton & Frome constituency .
In 2010 Lib Dem David Heath retained his seat in a close-fought battle with the Tories and went on to become a minister in the Tory-Lib Dem coalition. The Labour vote was inevitably squeezed to get this result. However in 2015 the Tories retook the seat and the current MP is David Warburton
The Labour Parliamentary candidate for 2019 was Sean Dromgoole who also stood for for Somerton & Frome in 2017. To find more about Sean click here.