Full list of Frome election candidates confirmed

By John Wimperis - Local Democracy Reporter

10th Jun 2024 | General Election 2024

Seven candidates have put themselves forward to become the new MP for Frome (image via SWNS)
Seven candidates have put themselves forward to become the new MP for Frome (image via SWNS)

Seven candidates have put themselves forward to become the new MP for Frome.

The existing Somerton and Frome seat is one of the largest seats in Somerset, covering around 900 square miles.

The new seat - Frome and East Somerset - takes the eastern elements of the former Mendip district, keeping Frome and the villages east of Shepton Mallet.

It also includes Midsomer Norton and Radstock, which currently form part of the North East Somerset seat held by Jacob Rees-Mogg since 2010.

The Lib Dems will be confident of doing well here following the Somerset Council election elections in May 2022 and Sarah Dyke's victory in the by-election held in July 2023.

But their candidate Anna Sabine faces a tough fight from Conservative candidate Lucy Trimnell (who represents Wincanton and Bruton on the council).

Frome also has a strong Green following, with local councillor Martin Dimery – who also stood in the by-election – expected to take a large number of local votes.

Candidates confirmed to stand for the seat are:

  • Green Party: Martin Dimery
  • Independent: Gavin Heathcote
  • Independent: Shaun Hughes
  • Labour: Robin Moss
  • Liberal Democrat: Anna Sabine
  • Reform UK: David Swain
  • Conservative: Lucy Trimnell

     

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