Taunton (UK Parliament constituency)

Taunton was a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom and its predecessors from 1295 to 2010, taking its name from the town of Taunton in Somerset. Until 1918, it was a parliamentary borough, electing two Member of Parliaments (MPs) between 1295 and 1885 and one from 1885 to 1918; the name was then transferred to a county constituency, electing one MP.

Taunton
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Taunton in Somerset for the 1997-2010 general election
Location of Somerset within England
CountySomerset
Major settlementsTaunton
19182010
Number of membersOne
Replaced byTaunton Deane
1295–1918
Number of membersTwo (1295-1885), One (1885-1918)
Type of constituencyBorough constituency

In the boundary changes that came into effect at the general election of 2010, the Boundary Commission for England replaced Taunton with a modified constituency called Taunton Deane, to reflect the district name. The new constituency's boundaries are coterminous with the local government district of the same name.