select Burnham and Highbridge county election candidates
and Highbridge Conservatives have this week selected their two
candidates to fight May's County Council elections.
councillors Peter Burridge-Clayton and John Woodman, pictured,
have been chosen to stand for the Burnham North and Highbridge/Burnham
South seats respectively.
announcement follows a candidate selection event held at the weekend
by Somerset Conservatives.
Woodman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I am proud to have represented
Highbridge and Burnham South during the last four years and am
delighted to have the opportunity to stand again."
want to continue our good work on keeping council tax rates low
and reducing the debt of the previous administration. Locally,
I am pleased to have negotiated the launch of an Enterprise Hub
in Highbridge to help boost the local economy and also to be introducing
a new pedestrian crossing outside Highbridge Medical Centre plus
other improvements for the benefit of residents. I look forward
to keeping up the work."
Cllr Peter Burridge-Clayton told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I have
enjoyed representing the residents of Burnham North as a County
Councillor over the past four years and hope I am elected again
and given the opportunity to carry on the good work that our group
have been doing at county hall, in addition to further developing
my own work and contributions."
have recently reached 25 years as a councillor in this ward and
I look forward to representing residents for many years to come.
I am pleased to say that all my pre-election pledges came to fruition,
one of those being securing funding for the new pedestrian crossing
that is due to be installed close to the RNIB Kathleen Chambers
House on Burnham's Berrow Road in May. This will be a great benefit
for all the residents in the area."
added: "I feel that one of the important issues will be to
continue to reduce the £348m debt left by the previous Liberal
Democrat administration. During the past four years we have not
borrowed and have managed to pay back £15m off that debt.
£100,000 a day in interest payments was an unforgivable
thing to inflict on the people of Somerset. All the Conservative
candidates are committed to ensuring sound financial management
of the council in order to build a better Somerset for future
news follows recent announcements by the Liberal Democrats about
their two candidates - Helen
Groves has been selected to stand in Highbridge and Burnham
South, while Tom
Nicholls is standing in Burnham North.
County Council elections will be held on May 2nd across the Burnham-On-Sea
area. Residents must appear on the Register of Electors in order
to vote and the last date for applications is April 17th - further
details are available here.