ELECTION 2019

Friday, December 13, 2019

It was, unequivocally, a night of Tory dominance, both at home and right across England and Wales.

Friday, December 13, 2019

The Conservatives have retained control of North Somerset with Dr Liam Fox being re-elected as the constituency's MP.

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Friday, December 13, 2019

John Penrose has been re-elected as MP for Weston-super-Mare.

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Friday, December 13, 2019

James Heappey has been re-elected as MP for Wells.

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

With polls now closed, join us for all the latest General Election 2019 news from North Somerset, Weston-super-Mare, Wells and across the country.

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Polling stations will be open throughout the day as voters choose who they want to be their MP for the next five years.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Keeping Weston's streets safe is always an election promise voters want to hear.

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Providing the next generation with the best start in life is at the heart of the candidates' education policies until 2024.

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

The Mercury conducted a pre-election survey which received 608 responses. Its results are summarised below.

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Friday, December 6, 2019

A West of England plan for more than 100,000 homes to be built by 2036 may have suffered a setback, but it is clear the sight of housing developments springing up in North Somerset will not be unusual in the future.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Pledges around safeguarding Weston General Hospital's future have dominated the pledges made by the four candidates standing in this month's General Election.

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Monday, December 2, 2019

With every house built in Weston in the past few years, concerns over infrastructure to support it has grown too.

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

Weston General Hospital's A&E overnight closure sparked a heated debate as MP candidates discussed health at a hustings in Weston.

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Friday, November 29, 2019

To Brexit, or not to Brexit, that is the question that Westminster has been unable to solve since 2016.

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Conservative candidates in North Somerset and Weston are on course to retain their seats, according to the latest YouGov poll.

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

The candidates standing to be Weston's next MP will take part in a debate on health later this month.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Two women from North Somerset are standing in next month's General Election in constituencies in Bath and Bristol.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Five candidates have put themselves forward to be the next MP in Wells.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

The parliamentary candidates that will stand for election in the Weston-super-Mare constituency have been confirmed.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Tory leader, who succeeded Theresa May and became Prime Minister in July, has been touring Somerset as he looks to secure a majority at next month's election.

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Monday, May 27, 2019

The Brexit Party is celebrating major success in the European elections in the South West, as the Conservatives and UKIP suffered heavy losses.

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Sunday, May 26, 2019

The Brexit Party has won the EU Election vote in North Somerset tonight (Sunday).

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

The dust has barely settled on the local council elections, but voters will again be heading to their polling stations today (Thursday).

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Saturday, May 4, 2019

It'll be a few weeks, if not months, before the dust settles on this set off North Somerset Council results, and Mercury editor Tom Wright has looked at a tumultuous 48 hours.

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Friday, May 3, 2019

The Conservatives lost six seats but remain the largest party of Weston Town Council.

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Sweeping changes to North Somerset Council's political make-up will mean a whole host of new faces at Weston-super-Mare Town Hall.

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Friday, May 3, 2019

North Somerset Council leader Nigel Ashton has blamed Brexit and the Government after the Conservatives lost control.

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Several high-profile Conservative councillors have lost their seats in a day of election drama.

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Friday, May 3, 2019

North Somerset Council has an uncertain future as no one party can form a majority after a disastrous morning for the Tories.

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Polling stations have opened this morning (Thursday) for council elections.

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Monday, April 29, 2019

With council elections rapidly approaching, the main political parties have made their final pitches for your crucial votes.

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Trains, planes and automobiles are likely to be key considerations of any would-be councillor over the next four years.

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

North Somerset's economy does best when the tourism industry is flourishing.

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

How taxpayers' money is best spent is a key part of any election campaign and with the Government cutting councils' funding, it is bound to be a big issue over the next four years.

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Friday, April 26, 2019

The candidates set to stand in next month's European elections have been announced.

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Friday, April 26, 2019

With councils taking an increasingly large role with public health matters, the topic is a big one to consider at this election.

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Friday, April 26, 2019

In just seven days time we will all be out voting to decide who will be the councillors to represent us at district, town and parish council level.

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