The former Liberal Democrat MP for Wells, Tessa Munt, was beaten by the Conservatives in Wells.
She told ITV News West Country that she had lost the Somerset seat even before the count took place.
The Liberal Democrats won the constituency in 2010 with a majority of 800 votes. Wells is Conservative target for 2015.Read the full story ›
The Chancellor has announced more money for Cathedral repairs and visited Wells Cathedral today.
George Osborne also toured a cider factory to see how a drop in cider duty will impact business.
But leading names in the tourism industry here in the West have criticised the government for not doing more to help them.
Our political reporter Robert Murphy has the story.
The MP for Wells has quit her job as parliamentary aide to Business Secretary Vince Cable after voting against the Government on fracking.
Liberal Democrat Tessa Munt had said she intended to stay on, despite backing calls to suspend the controversial technique but a spokesperson for the Cabinet minister says her resignation has been accepted.
Tessa Munt has resigned from her position as parliamentary private secretary (PPS) to Vince Cable.
Both the Secretary of State for Business and the Deputy Prime Minister thank Tessa for the work she has done in government but understand her strength of feeling on this issue and have, therefore, accepted her resignation.
The death of a man whose body was found on farmland near Wells on Sunday morning is not being treated as suspicious.
Police say that although a formal identification procedure has not been carried out yet, they believe they’ve identified the man as a 38-year-old from the Wells area.
A post mortem examination is due to take place on a body of a man found on farmland in Somerset.
The body was discovered by a member of the public on farmland at Dulcote Quarry near Wells on Sunday morning. His death is being treated as unexplained.
Police believe they have identified the man and are trying to trace his next of kin.
Avon & Somerset Police believe they've identified the man whose body was found on farmland at Dulcote Quarry near Wells on Sunday.
They are now focussing on locating and informing the man's next of kin. A formal identification procedure will take place in due course.
Avon and Somerset Constabulary have released details of the clothing and jewellery worn by a man whose body was found on farmland near Wells.
A member of the public found the man’s body on land near Dulcote Quarry, off the Wells bypass, on Sunday morning.
His death is being treated as unexplained and a post-mortem examination is due to be held tomorrow.
Police have released the following description.
He was white, in his mid-twenties, with short dark hair and a short goatee beard.
He was wearing a black Judas Priest t-shirt, a blue hooded top and jeans. He was also wearing bangles and bead bracelets and had a leather choker around his neck. In one of his pockets we found a key fob, which could be used to open a till.
We have a team of officers working on this inquiry and our primary aim is to identify the man and find his next of kin.
Avon & Somerset Police are investigating the unexplained death of a man near Wells.
At around 10.30am today, the body of a man was found by a member of the public on farmland near Dulcote Quarry, off the Wells bypass.
The man’s death is being treated as unexplained and enquires are ongoing to identify him and trace his next of kin.
There is a cordon in place while police examine the scene and some minor roads have been closed for the time being.
If you were in the Dulcote Quarry area recently and saw or heard anything unusual, or have any information which could help our investigation, the police are asking you to call 101 and quote log number 329 of 11/1.
Hundreds of people have been enjoying a visit from Father Christmas in Wells this lunchtime.