On Your Side
County Councillor for the Lydeard Division.
Having served as the independent county councillor for Lydeard, I have worked hard to defend the interests of the people of the communities that I represent. Key successes include persuading the County Council to reverse some of the waste recycling site closures, which had caused a huge spike in flytipping and defending Bishops Lydeard Library and Children’s Centre from closure. I was also pleased to play a part in protecting the West Somerset Railway from the County Council’s potentially very damaging, now abandoned, sell-off. The railway saga and the never-appearing roundabout on the A358 have between them probably taken up over half of all the time I’ve spent on council duties, which has been a source of frustration. What the experience of the last four years has reinforced is my firm belief that being independent of any political party provides the clearest way to achieving the best results for our community. No party whip directing me to vote in ways which would damage us. And it means I’m free to work with all parties where our interests require it. Together, we have achieved much but there is more still to do. The threats arising out of the continued Tory cuts to the council budget will continue. We need a strong voice to promote the Lydeard Division, so…….
I ask again for your vote on 4th May 2017.
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