Commenting on the BBC report today that Norton Manor Camp has been saved, Gideon Amos—who launched a campaign against the closure in 2016 when it was proposed by the Conservative Government—said: “This is an amazing result not just for the campaign I was delighted to start, but more importantly for the Royal Marines and their families and for the thousands of people who backed the campaign with the help of many local people, including retired Lt Col Kevin Deval and local LibDems Ed Firmin and Dixie Darch in Norton Fitzwarren”. 

Gideon highlighted the work getting local government behind the campaign, stating that “Getting the two Councils on board showed we were making real progress and the Somerset County Gazette made a big difference too.”

 “When we all work together for those who put their lives on the line, to secure the best defence for our country, to keep our local community strong and for what we believe and when we work at those objectives together there is nothing we can’t achieve,” Gideon added.

Elated to achieve success in the campaign to save Norton Manor Camp are Gideon Amos and former LibDem Leader Ming Campbell who wrote to the Ministry of Defence backing the Camp

Elated to achieve success in the campaign to save Norton Manor Camp are Gideon Amos and former LibDem Leader Ming Campbell who wrote to the Ministry of Defence backing the Camp

PPC Gideon Amos worked tirelessly to save Norton Manor

PPC Gideon Amos worked tirelessly to save Norton Manor