PRIME Minister Rishi Sunak has called a General Election for July 4, earlier than many had expected.

This election will see Somerset reorganised into seven parliamentary constituencies, it currently has five. The changes were approved by Parliament in March after the Boundary Commission for England’s proposal was subject to three rounds of public consultation.

Somerset’s constituencies for the July 4 General Election are as follows: Bridgwater, Frome and East Somerset, Glastonbury and Somerton, Taunton and Wellington, Tiverton and Minehead, Wells and Mendip Hills, and Yeovil. 

Ensure you're registered to vote ahead of the deadline, June 18. You will need photo ID to vote in person.

Here are the parliamentary candidates confirmed to be standing in Somerset’s constituencies:

Parliamentary candidates for Bridgwater

Independent: Pele Barnes

Reform UK: William Fagg

Conservative: Sir Ashley Fox

Green Party: Charlie Graham

Labour: Leigh Redman

Liberal Democrat: Claire Sully

Workers Party of Britain: Gregory Tanner

Parliamentary candidates for Frome and East Somerset

Green Party: Martin Dimery

Independent: Gavin Heathcote

Independent: Shaun Hughes

Labour: Robin Moss

Liberal Democrat: Anna Sabine

Reform UK: David Swain

Conservative: Lucy Trimnell 

Parliamentary candidates for Glastonbury and Somerton

Reform UK: Tom Carter

Green Party: Jon Cousins

Liberal Democrat: Sarah Dyke

Labour: Hal Hooberman

Conservative: Faye Purbrick

Parliamentary candidates for Taunton and Wellington

Liberal Democrat: Gideon Amos

Reform UK: Charles Hansard

Conservative: Rebecca Pow

Communist Party of Britain: Rochelle Russell

Green Party: Ryan Trower

Labour: Brenda Weston

Parliamentary candidates for Tiverton and Minehead

Labour: Jonathan Barter

Green Party: Laura Buchanan

Liberal Democrat: Rachel Gilmour

Reform UK: Frederick Keen

Conservative: Ian Liddell-Grainger

Parliamentary candidates for Wells and Mendip Hills

Independent: Craig Clarke

Reform UK: Helen Hims

Labour: Joe Joseph

Independent: Abi McGuire

Liberal Democrat: Tessa Munt

Conservative: Meg Powell-Chandler

Green Party: Peter Welsh

Parliamentary candidates for Yeovil

Independent: Steve Ashton

Reform UK: Laura Bailhache

Liberal Democrat: Adam Dance

Conservative: Marcus Fysh

Labour: Rebecca Montacute

Green Party: Serena Wootton

Somerset’s MPs and constituencies prior to dissolution on May 30:

Taunton Deane: Rebecca Pow, Conservative

Somerton and Frome: Sarah Dyke, Liberal Democrat 

Yeovil: Marcus Fysh, Conservative 

Wells: James Heappey, Conservative

Bridgwater and West Somerset: Ian Liddell-Grainger, Conservative