Tributes paid to former Burnham-On-Sea councillor Katie Lawson who has died

A former town and district councillor for Burnham-On-Sea has passed away this week following a battle with cancer.

Cllr Katie Lawson, 50, passed away peacefully on Wednesday 17th July in Weston Hospice in the presence of her family.


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Social care: “Somerset has made a drama out of a crisis” say county Lib Dems

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”.

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Liberal Democrat Councillors poised to reinvigorate Mendip Council

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

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Sedgemoor: From Lone Ranger to Magnificent 7

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.

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2019 Local Election Candidates

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." 



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Sedgemoor Liberal Democrat Manifesto

Here is the Liberal Democrat manifesto for this year's elections to Sedgemoor District Council. Click the link below.  





Burnham and Highbridge Liberal Democrats' Town Manifesto 2019

On the 2nd of May, the residents of Burnham and Highbridge will have the chance to elect new town councillors. 


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Tessa's Update on Climate Emergency

Somerset Residents Get Action on Climate Change

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.


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Somerset Lib Dems welcome “£500,000 win for County’s most vulnerable people”

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.


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