LIB DEMS WIN SOMERSET COUNCIL

The Liberal Democrats stormed to victory last Friday (6th May) to take control of the new Somerset Council, winning 61 seats out of 110 with the Conservatives the next best with 36. 

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CLEANER RIVERS, BUS DISCOUNTS, CYCLE ROUTES AND TREE PLANTING AT THE HEART OF LIBDEM SOMERSET MANIFESTO

Taking on the government on sewage in our rivers, discounted bus travel for teenagers, more safe cycle routes and planting 150,000 trees every year have been announced as key Liberal Democrat proposals in their manifesto for the Somerset Council elections on being held on 5th May to be published today.

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Lib Dem Leader announces plans for 1,000 zero carbon homes per year pledge

On a visit to Somerset the Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey has announced a flagship manifesto commitment from the Somerset Lib Dems to build 1,000 new low and zero carbon council and social rent houses per year.

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Somerset West and Taunton to be hit by £20,505,594 National Insurance bombshell as cost-of-living crisis bites

  • Typical family in Somerset West and Taunton set to pay an extra £122.60 in national insurance contributions (NICs) this year as cost-of-living crunch hits.
  • Local businesses are also set to feel the squeeze with £12,303,356 tax hit.
  • Lib Dems demand emergency VAT tax cut to put money back in the pockets of struggling families.

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Somerset Liberal Democrats Make County Farms Pledge

As Somerset Council elections loom, the Liberal Democrats are pledging to save county farms, saying that "watching them sell off the family silver has been heartbreaking".

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'Increasingly unhinged' Putin's actions show need for 'energy revolution'

THE Liberal Democrat leader of Somerset West and Taunton Council and the party’s Parliamentary spokesperson in Taunton Deane have strongly condemned President Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, calling for tougher action against Russian interests.

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CARING GUARANTEE TO PUT THE HEART BACK INTO SOMERSET

Lib Dems announce manifesto offer to Somerset's carers

Addressing Somerset’s 58,000 unpaid carers this Valentine’s the county’s Lib Dems are today proposing a package of support for those who look after others. They say caring for unpaid carers will help put the heart back into Somerset and have today tabled a motion for debate at the next meeting of the county council.

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TONEDALE OWNERS SERVED URGENT REPAIRS NOTICE

Mayor of Wellington Mark Lithgow has welcomed the new urgent works notice this week served by Somerset West and Taunton Council on Mancraft, owners of Wellington’s Tonedale Mill.

He was joined by Executive Member for Planning and Transport, Mike Rigby, and Parliamentary Spokesperson, Gideon Amos. 

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SWT RANKED TOP IN THE COUNTY IN CLIMATE SCORECARD

Somerset West and Taunton has been ranked as the top performing council in analysis by the campaign group Climate Emergency UK.

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VALUES OF FREEDOM, FAIRNESS AND THE PLANET WILL DEFEAT JOHNSON’S CONSERVATIVES IN 2022

Local LibDems have welcomed 2022 as the year they’ll take on the “sleaze and jobs for the boys of Johnson’s Conservatives“ by getting battle ready for the General Election expected to be within the next two years and for elections to the new Somerset Council scheduled for May.

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