Published: March 24, 2009
Burnham-On-Sea's Mayor confirms run in county council elections

Burnham-On-Sea Conservatives have this week officially announced that the town's Mayor will be on ballot papers at June's County Council elections.

Peter Burridge-Clayton, pictured, has been selected as the Tory candidate for Burnham North/South for the County Council elections.

Talking to, he explained why he is running for the post: "I have been a town councillor for over 21 years and my experience on the district council has given me an insight as to what will be expected at county level."

"I have a good knowledge of the education department, serving as a chair of a governing body for 10 years and also being appointed to the County Governors forum."

He added: "I am also a mentor for the Youth Town Council and support our young members in activities at local and regional level. This has also given me an insight into the County Youth Service. I am also the Chairman of the Burnham & Highbridge Town Council and am currently serving as Mayor for the second time."

"I have been a very active councillor and am prepared to get involved in many community issues. I believe I made a serious impact in to the saving and refurbishment of Burnham swimming pool, and it was a pledge that the completion of the Frank Foley parkway would be a priority in my year as Mayor."

"I will also be working with interested groups to ensure the long-term survival and improvement of the Princess as a community asset. I feel discussions are going in the right direction and things are looking very positive."

"I believe I have a good reputation for getting things done, and within the Town and District Council I am proud of my record, however time and time again I have been frustrated at not getting results from our County Council. Traffic calming in areas such as Stoddens Road, Berrow Road and Love Lane are a good example. Clearly, there is a need, but representations from local Councillors falls on deaf ears. If elected, I will make sure my voice is heard loud and clear at County Hall."

The County Council elections will be held on June 4th. Burnham's Liberal Democrats announced last year that their candidate will be Mike Mansfield in the Burnham North ward.


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