Come May 2019 , Danny will have been a Councillor for 12 years. He is originally from Newcastle but has lived in Taunton/Somerset since 1984.

Danny is standing again as he wants to see a strong Liberal Democrat presence on the Council. The Liberal Democrats have a positive and practical plan for the coming years, and the other candidates standing are all excellent people, determined to do their best by the people of Taunton Deane.

Danny was also a County Councillor up to 2017, and so has lots of experience in representing residents and in making a difference.


Derek Perry is a barrister, living in the centre of Taunton with his wife and children and was elected to Vivary ward in a by-election in September 2019.

Already active in Taunton community, Derek will use his considerable experience to work with Vivary residents in his role as your councillor, such as fighting the closure of the Mountfields Post Office. 

Derek was elected Deputy Leader of the Council and Executive Member for Sports, Parks and Leisure in May 2021. 

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