Tessa Munt

Tessa Munt MP, Liberal Democrat
Majority: 800 (1.43%)

Tessa Munt has held the seat since 2010.
Her stated political interests are: Education, prison service, domestic violence, children and families, planning, the environment.
Since 2010 she has been a member of the Administration Committee.

 Ashcroft polling (July 2014): CON: 35%, LAB: 13%, LD: 28%, UKIP: 16%, Green: 7%

2010 Result

Prospective Parliamentary Candidates


James Heappey

James Heappey, Conservative  ▲ Target seat 8 

James Heappey is a self employed project manager specialising in business risk and resilience. Before entering politics in 2013, he served in the Army reaching the rank of Major. Heappey has also worked for the head of the Army in the Ministry of Defence in London. After leaving the military, he worked for North Somerset MP Dr Liam Fox for nine months as a Parliamentary Researcher.


Chris Inchley

Chris Inchley, Labour 

Chris Inchley represents Shepton West ward as a Mendip district councillor and has served three terms as chairman of Shepton Mallet Town Council. He has been an elected councillor in Shepton Mallet for 19 years and spent five years as a district councillor. Inchley and also chaired the Police and Communities Together group and is a management committee member of the Citizen Advice Bureau.

Jeffery Bolter

Jeffery Bolter, UKIP

A former police constable who worked in the Metropolitan Police force for 36 years, Bolter also served as the Constables’ Federation representative. For many years Jeffery Bolter sat one the Surrey County Committee’s ‘Police & Fire Services Specialist’ and is an adult instructor/officer in the Army Cadet Force.  Bolter contested Croydon South in 2010.