‘Liberalism is the belief in freedom and, by extension opportunity. The freedom to be who you are; the opportunity to be who you could be.’
– Jeremy Brown
I have lived in Somerset all my life, I spent my teenage years living in Bicknoller in West Somerset and I now live in Bishops Lydeard where I am a Parish Councillor.
I work from home as a software developer for a large online company.
In recent years I have been sad to see my home of West Somerset failing. It is one of the most deprived areas of the country and we have some of the lowest levels of social mobility. We have a large wealth gap and a lack of employment and educational opportunities. To me this shows that the current Conservative administration have utterly failed the area, and we need a change.
As a Liberal I believe in small government with levels of local representation that are held accountable for their actions or inaction. I believe in the freedom of the individual and feel everybody should be protected from abuses of power and authoritarianism.
To deliver this at local level I feel that key services (which have been ignored in West Somerset for far too long) need to be addressed by the future council:
- Public transport
- Crime prevention
Although I disagree with the merger between West Somerset and Taunton Deane I feel that a Liberal Democrat led council would be the best thing for the future of the new Somerset West and Taunton council area.
I'd love your feedback!
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