[Wera Hobhouse celebrating the win in Frome alongside Liberal Democrat members, Sir Ed Davey MP and Richard Foord MP]
Bath’s MP Wera Hobhouse has expressed her delight at seeing another Liberal Democrat MP elected in Somerset.
Sarah Dyke will now represent Somerton and Frome after winning a by-election with a majority of 11,008 and 54.6% of the vote.
It was held following the resignation of the former Conservative MP, David Warburton, who had faced criticism for a year of absence from Parliament and a vote of no confidence from Frome Town Council.
Mrs Hobhouse commented that people are “fed up with Conservative chaos” and are instead choosing “hard-working Liberal Democrats that will deliver for our region.”
Sarah Dyke’s win means the Liberal Democrats now have two MPs in Somerset. The result is a significant victory for the party in the region, which has been a stronghold for the Liberal Democrats in the past.
Wera Hobhouse, Liberal Democrat MP for Bath, commented:“The people of the South West have been neglected by this Conservative circus for too long. It is now time to end the show with a general election.
“This government has failed our NHS, our waterways, and our wallets. A change from this broken record has never been more welcome.
“I am so proud to see a fellow Liberal Democrat, Sarah Dyke, win in Somerset. People are fed up with Conservative chaos and are choosing hard-working Liberal Democrats that deliver for our communities.”