Jane Lock, Somerset County Council’s Leader of the Opposition, has weighed into the debate following the Panorama programme on Somerset’s social care crisis by describing the situation as “one created nationally by the Government but made far worse by short-sighted thinking at a local level”.
22 Liberal Democrat Councillors – 17 of whom are new to the Council – all raring to get started with important Council work.
The local elections on May 2nd saw an increase of 11 councillors representing the Liberal Democrats at Mendip District Council.
Photo: All 22 newly-elected Liberal Democrat Councillors outside Mendip District Council last week
Liberal Democrat success last Thursday saw our number increase by 700% on Sedgemoor District Council. Bill Revans, previously sole Liberal Democrat at Sedgemoor, is now joined by 6 Lib Dem colleagues.
Councillors (from top left - clockwise): Bill Revans, Lisa Methley, Gary Wong, Mike Murphy, Phil Harvey, Charlie Riches, Nick Bayliss.
We have a fantastic line up of candidates for this year's local elections.
Our team is truly representative of the communities in which we all live. 20 of our 42 Mendip and Sedgemoor Council candidates are female, 6 are under the age of 32, and reflect diverse backgrounds and lifestyles.
Former MP Tessa Munt says "Both Mendip and Sedgemoor Councils have been run by the Conservatives for years. They've run out of steam ... and ideas."
"When the new Councils meet next month, there will be a need for new energy and fresh approaches."
"The Lib Dems are up for making a real difference."
"We demand better for Mendip and Sedgemoor, it's time you did too."
"Vote Lib Dem on 2nd May."
Here is the Liberal Democrat manifesto for this year's elections to Sedgemoor District Council. Click the link below.
SEDGEMOOR NEEDS A SHAKE UP!
On the 2nd of May, the residents of Burnham and Highbridge will have the chance to elect new town councillors.
A motion drawn up by Tessa Munt, County Councillor for Wells and former Lib Dem MP, to declare a Climate Emergency was passed by Somerset County Council yesterday.
Somerset Liberal Democrats have welcomed support from the County’s Conservatives for
funding – agreed in principle in today’s full Council meeting - for their proposal for £500,000
of preventative work to help the County’s most vulnerable people and reduce future Council
The Lib Dems are now calling for the creation of a cross-party working group to agree
precisely how best to spend the funds.
Following the decision to reverse this year’s cuts in gritting on Somerset’s roads, the county’s Liberal Democrats have called out the Leader of Council, David Fothergill for "spinning alternative facts" on social media.