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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Somerset Tory gritting statement “a jumble of U-turns and alternative facts”

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.


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Call to declare a Climate Emergency

Scientists have been warning us for decades that Climate Change is the greatest threat to humanity for thousands of years. The IPCC Report said that holding the global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees will require "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society". Yet nothing seems to be happening, it's business as usual locally and nationally.


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Mike Rigby Joins the Liberal Democrats

Wells Liberal Democrats are delighted to announce that Cllr Mike Rigby, an independent councillor on Somerset County Council has joined the Liberal Democrats.

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On Thursday, Lib Dems Tom Ronan and Caroline McKinnell won two by-elections in Wells St Thomas’ ward, both gaining seats from the Conservatives. Tom won a seat on Mendip District Council and Caroline a seat on Wells City Council.


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