Democrats pick candidate for Burnham county council election
town councillor Tom Nicholls has this week been selected as the
Liberal Democrat candidate for Burnham North in May's County Council
pictured, will be one of several candidates standing in the election
on May 2nd.
explained why he is standing to Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I want
to be a County Councillor because Im angry with Somerset
County Council, which is failing all the people of Somerset, especially
the most vulnerable."
have been made to care services for disabled and elderly people,
household waste recycling centres, bus services, gully clearing
(which increased the problems caused by recent flooding), mental
health services and, of course, the library fiasco."
added: "The Conservative leadership at County Hall blame
these cuts on a reduction in the Councils grant from central
government. However, Somerset was given one of the most generous
settlements of any county in England. The current financial situation
is being used to justify reckless cuts that will harm the lives
people of Somerset, and Burnham North, deserve better than this.
I want to become a County Councillor so I can do something about
the terrible mess that is being created by the current leadership
at County Hall. This will not be easy, but it needs to be done."
want to use my experience of doing casework for our MP, Tessa
Munt, and serving on the Town Council to work with other Councillors
to improve services for Somerset residents. We need a new County
Council with different leadership, working hard for the people
of Somerset, especially those most in need of our help. I want
to be a part of this new Council, helping to provide a better
the last election in 2009, the Burnham North seat was won by Conservative
councillor Peter Burridge-Clayton, who had a majority of 260 votes
over Liberal Democrats' Mike Mansfield, who was the only other