Mr David Heath MP

Mr David Heath MP


Somerton and Frome


Liberal Democrat

Address as

Mr Heath

Contact details


17 Bath Street, Frome, BA11 1DN
Tel: 01373 473618
Fax: 01373 455152


House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 6245

Web & Social media


Electoral history

Post Date
Member for Somerton and Frome 2010-
Member for Somerton & Frome 1997-10
Contested Somerton & Frome General Election 1992

Parliamentary career

Post Date
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 2012-13
Parliamentary Secretary and Deputy Leader of the House of Commons 2010-12
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons 2009-10
Shadow Secretary of State 2007-08
Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office) 2005-07
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons 2005-07
Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs) 2002-05
Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) 2001-02
Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) 2001-03
Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 1999-01
Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) 1997-99

Select committees

Post House Date
House of Commons Governance Committee Commons 2014-
Science and Technology Committee (Commons) Commons 2013-
Justice Committee Commons 2008-10
Modernisation of the House of Commons Commons 2005-06
Standards and Privileges Commons 2001-05
Science and Technology Committee (Commons) Commons 2001-03
Foreign Affairs: Entry Clearance Sub-Committee Commons 1998-98
Foreign Affairs Committee Commons 1997-99

Political interests

Education, local and regional government, rural affairs, environment, home affairs, constitutional affairs

Countries of interest

Balkans, Europe, France, USA

General Election 2010 General Election - Somerton and Frome

Name Party Votes Share Change
Heath, David LD 28793 47.50% 3.8%
Rees-Mogg, Annunziata Con 26976 44.51% 1.9%
Oakensen, David Lab 2675 4.41% -6.4%
Harding, Barry UKIP 1932 3.19% 1.3%
Warry, Niall Ind 236 0.39% -0.5%
Majority 1817 3.00%
Turnout 60612 74.33%
Electorate 81548
Result LD Hold

See Briefing Papers General Election 2010 for detailed results.