ELECTION 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May has reappointed Dr Liam Fox to her Cabinet.

Friday, June 9, 2017

North Somerset has re-elected Dr Liam Fox as its MP following the General Election.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Polling stations across Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset and Wells opened at 7am this morning (Thursday) - and for the next 24 hours or more, the Mercury will bring you all the General Election news you need to know.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Polling stations around Weston-super-Mare and the rest of the UK have opened this morning (Thursday).

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The UK will head to the polls tomorrow (Thursday) to vote in a snap general election. Here is everything you need to know about how to vote…

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Polls open in Weston-super-Mare for the General Election tomorrow, and we have brought together everything you need to know about the town's candidates before you cast your vote.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The NHS has been a huge issue during General Election campaigning, with the future of Weston General Hospital at the forefront of people's minds. With less than 24 hours to go until the polls open, we have put together a podcast showcasing Weston-super-Mare's candidates' views on healthcare...

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Brexit has been one of the most divisive issues in politics in recent years, and this was also the case in Weston-super-Mare. With just two days to go until the General Election, we asked the candidates for their views on how it should pan out.

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

There is only one week to go until Weston-super-Mare voters head to the polls in this General Election. If you still don't know who to vote for, take our test to see if it helps.

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

On Friday, four out of five of Weston-super-Mare's MP hopefuls took to Weston College for a hustings debate, organised by the Mercury and the college. Here are the funniest moments and the best lines for those who missed it…

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Tonight four out of five of Weston-super-Mare's election candidates will have their say on the issues which matter most to YOU, including the NHS, Brexit, housing, crime and education. The hustings event gets underway at Weston College's Knightstone Campus at 7pm - and you can follow the full debate as it unfolds here.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

As part of our series asking Weston-super-Mare's General Election candidates for their views on some of the key issues affecting people in the town, we are today turning our attention to housing. From the new developments planned for Weston, to the struggles of getting onto the housing market, the election candidates have shared their views.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Crime came out as one of the top issues for voters in Weston-super-Mare in a Mercury survey, so we asked the town's parliamentary candidates for their views on the topic ahead of the General Election on June 8. Here's what they had to say to try to win your vote…

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Education remains a hot topic in this General Election, with questions surrounding the future of exams, grammar schools and funding. We asked Weston-super-Mare's candidates for what changes they would campaign for, and how they see the future of education.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

General Election campaigning is on hold in Weston-super-Mare this morning (Tuesday) after 22 people died in a suspected terrorist attack in Manchester.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

The four candidates who are contesting the Wells constituency seat will debate a number of issues at a hustings event in Burnham next Wednesday. But, who are they? Here are the details of who is running in Wells.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

The Mercury asked its readers what issues they care the most about, and what will affect how they vote in the General Election on June 8. Healthcare was at the top of the list for many, here's what Weston-super-Mare's parliamentary candidates have to say on the issue…

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Friday, May 19, 2017

An election hustings hosted by the Weston Mercury and Weston College is just one week away, but there is still time to register for a place.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

There are just three weeks to go until polls open for 2017's General Election - here are the current odds on the candidates winning the seats in Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset and Wells.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

With time running down fast until the General Election on June 8, we asked Weston-super-Mare's candidates for their biographies - plus a 60 second video about why they think you should vote for them. Here is what they wanted you to know before you go to the polls.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

There is less than a week left for people to register to vote in the general election on June 8. Here is everything you need to know about registering to vote ahead of election day…

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Monday, May 15, 2017

A Conservative parliamentary candidate in Somerset has apologised for swearing at a schoolgirl.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

The deadline for candidates to register for the General Election passed yesterday (Thursday) and it means five candidates will battle it out for your vote come June 8. Here is who is standing in North Somerset:

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Friday, May 12, 2017

The candidates standing in the General Election in Weston-super-Mare have been confirmed. Here is who you will have a chance to vote for on June 8 - and why they are campaigning to be the town's next MP.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Weston-super-Mare's election candidates will go head to head at a hustings event organised by the Mercury and Weston College at the end of May. Here is everything you need to know about how to submit a question and attend on the night.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The first General Election hustings is taking place in Weston-super-Mare this evening (Wednesday) - and the Mercury will be following the debate as it unfolds. You can keep up with it all here on our live blog.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

With the General Election fast approaching, we want to know what key issues will determine how you will vote on June 8. Your answers will help to shape our election coverage and the types of questions we will be putting to the candidates on your behalf.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Political parties in Weston-super-Mare are making quick decisions over who will stand for them in June's snap General Election. Here is a breakdown on who we know is standing so far, in the order they were announced…

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wells is expected to be a hotly-contested seat in June's General Election. Here is who have announced they are standing so far.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

While political parties are hastily choosing their candidates in the Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset and Wells constituencies, we want to know how likely it is people will actually go to the polls on June 8.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Dr Liam Fox has been confirmed as the Conservative Party's candidate for North Somerset in June's General Election.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A snap General Election has been called by Prime Minister Theresa May this morning (Tuesday). It will be held on June 8, and today the Mercury is taking a look back at the previous election results.

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