FORMER North Somerset MP Sir Liam Fox has shared a goodbye video message while packing up his office in the House of Commons.

The Conservative politician, 62, represented the seat of Woodspring, which was replaced with North Somerset in 2010, for over 30 years.

Labour's Sadik Al-Hassan took the seat in the July 4 General Election with 19,138 votes. Sir Liam came second in the race, with 18,499 votes, followed by Liberal Democrat's Ash Cartman with 7,121 votes.

In the video message shared to X, Sir Liam said: "Here we are in the House of Commons for the last time, packing up our office which is a task you have to undertake when you leave.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my former constituents in North Somerset.

"It was an honour and privilege to have represented you in the House of Commons for more than 30 years and I will always be hugely grateful for that opportunity.

"I'm sorry that I won't be able to carry on some of the work that we were taking forward together, especially on Down Syndrome, the fixed-rent charge problem in Portishead, and the large number of pending individual cases that will now have to be handled by your new MP.

"The General Election 2024 changed the course of the United Kingdom and the course of North Somerset, I did warn that a vote for Reform was a vote for Labour and that's what it turned out to be in both cases.

"I would like to thank all those who helped so spectacularly during this election campaign, from across the whole of North Somerset.

"Some of you were loyal supporters who have been with me for 30 years without a break, some of you were new recruits and I owe every single one of you so much.

"Here at Westminster, I've been lucky enough to work with some fantastic teams over the years.

"Now I know it's always risky to single out particular individuals but I cannot leave without thanking Ione Douglas, who has been with me for more than 27 years and who many of you will know from the tremendous work that she's done on your behalf. I'm sure that the rest of my team won't mind me mentioning her in particular.

"For me it's now time to turn a new page, so after 32 years it is a huge thank you and goodbye."

Sir Liam served as Secretary of State for International Trade, from 2016 to 2019, and Secretary of State for Defence in David Cameron's cabinet from 2010 to 2011. Before being elected as an MP, he worked as a GP.