“Don’t use an election delay to hang on to power,” Lib Dems warn Somerset’s Conservatives

The Lib Dems in Somerset are warning the ruling Conservative group at the County Council not to call for a delay to next May’s local elections just to “hang on” to power.

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Lib Dems Support Ecological Emergency

 

At the recent Somerset West & Taunton Full Council meeting (29th September 2020) the motion to declare an ecological emergency was carried unanimously.

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Stronger Somerset approved at Somerset West and Taunton Full Council

Somerset West and Taunton Council has given its overwhelming support to the Stronger Somerset Business Case, which proposes two new unitary Councils and a combined authority. 

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Gideon Amos Welcomes Sir Ed Davey as New Lib Dem Leader

Gideon Amos, the Liberal Democrats' Parliamentary Spokesperson for Taunton Deane has messaged his friend and colleague Sir Ed Davey to congratulate him on convincingly winning the party’s leadership race. Gideon said Ed Davey’s election gives the party “newfound strength to stand up for trust, decency and fairness in Britain after the rule-breaking and disasters of Cummings and Johnson in Number Ten“. 

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Mum Blasts County Conservatives' Special Needs Excuses

A Bishops Hull mum and former Somerset County Council parent representative has blasted the authority’s Conservative leaders for using its failures in special needs as an excuse to take over other councils and has launched a petition.

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Zero Carbon Homes To Be Built in Taunton

Lib Dems running Somerset West and Taunton Council were delighted to announce that the Councli is embarking on providing up to 100 affordable zero-carbon homes which will also be council properties.  

 

 

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Free Parking to Continue Across SWT Area and Potential 'Hour Free' in the Future

From Taunton to Minehead, free parking will continue across the Somerset West & Taunton (SWT) area to help support businesses who are starting their attempts to recover from Covid 19. 

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Support for Homeless During Covid Gets National Attention

Somerset West and Taunton Leader, Councillor Federica Smith-Roberts, spoke to the Local Government Association about the incredible work Somerset West & Taunton Council are doing to support the homeless during the Covid crisis as national coverage continues to grow.

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WORK RECOMMENCES ON NEW COUNCIL HOMES. MORE TO COME!

Work has resumed on a scheme to develop new social housing in Taunton.

SWT is providing eight new housing units for social rent on a disused garage site in Laxton Road.

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CLIMATE GETS CANNED - OUR RESPONSE TO THE BUDGET

“The two groups losing out big time from this budget are people concerned about the climate, and freelancers who will be hit with big tax hikes even where they’ve been playing by all the rules”, said Gideon Amos, LibDem Parliamentary Spokesperson for Taunton Deane responding to the budget.

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