Parliamentary by-election winner Sarah Dyke sees he seat of Somerton and Frome undergo major boundary changes for the next election. She’s now decided which new seat to stand for:
The MP has now announced she will be contesting the new Glastonbury and Somerton seat, setting up a rematch with Conservative candidate Faye Purbrick.
The new Glastonbury and Somerton seat essentially comprises the western half of Ms Dyke’s current constituency…
Ms Dyke said: “These boundary changes have been forced upon us – this is not a decision I would like to have made so close to having won the by-election. Somerton and Frome is changing quite dramatically.
“Obviously lot of thought went into this. I know Frome very well – my partner lives there, I’ve grown up in the area, and Frome has always been a place that I know and love. However, I live in the new Glastonbury and Somerton constituency, and I can trace my family back here for 250 years.” [Somerset Live]
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