David Heath MP Somerton and Frome, Liberal Democrat


  • Tel 020 7219 6245

  • Fax 020 7219 5939

  • Email:

  • Website: David Heath website

  • Constituency address

    17 Bath Street, Frome BA11 1DN United Kingdom
  • Parliamentary address

    House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA United Kingdom
David Heath

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

  • Positions

    Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for: Foreign Affairs 1997-99, Agriculture, Rural Affairs and Fisheries 1999-2001, Work and Pensions 2001-02, Science 2001-03, Lord Chancellor's Department/Department for Constitutional Affairs 2002-06, Home Office 2002-05, Science 2004; Shadow Leader of the House 2005-07, 2009-10; Spokesperson for Cabinet Office 2006-07; Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor 2007-08; Parliamentary Secretary (Deputy Leader of the House of Commons) 2010-12; Minister of State for Agriculture and Food, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2012-13.
  • House of Commons Select Committees

    Science and Technology; House of Commons Governance.
  • Electoral history

    Contested Somerton and Frome 1992 general election. Member for Somerton and Frome 1997-2010, for Somerton and Frome (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election.
  • Political interests

    Education, local and regional government, rural affairs, environment, home affairs, constitutional affairs.
  • Party groups

    Member: Liberal Party National Executive 1988-89, Liberal Democrats Federal Executive 1990-92, 1993-95; Chair, Liberal Democrat Commission on Privacy 2008-10.
  • Countries of interest

    Balkans, Europe, France, USA.
  • International bodies

    Member Council of Local Authorities and Regions of Europe 1993-97; Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE): Member 1997-2010, Leader, Liberal Group 2009-10.

Election record for Somerton and Frome, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Liberal Democrat 47.45%
Conservative 44.45%
Labour 4.41%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Heath, David Liberal Democrat 28,793 47.45
Rees-Mogg, Annunziata Conservative 26,976 44.45
Oakensen, David Labour 2,675 4.41
Harding, Barry UK Independence Party 1,932 3.19
Warry, Timothy Niall Independent 236 0.39
Majority 1,817 votes
Electorate 81,548
Turnout (60,690) 74.42%

Registered interests

Overseas visits: 31 August-7 September 2008, to India as member of a delegation from the Liberal Friends of India, visiting Delhi and Kolkata. All flights and accommodation paid for by the Government of India. (Registered 8 October 2008)

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