April 8, 2015
Tories name council election candidates for Burnham and Highbridge

The Conservative Party has this week announced the names of their candidates who are contesting the district council elections in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge on May 7th.

In Burnham Central, the Tory candidates are Maria Clarke, a local community worker and former Burnham Mayoress; Michael Clarke, a current district councillor for Burnham Central, a Burnham town councillor and former Mayor; Mike Facey, who has run his own business in Burnham for 30 years and is a former town councillor and county councillor for Burnham.

In Burnham North, the Conservative candidates will be Cheryl Burnett, a local magistrate, past Chairman of Governors at King Alfred's School; Peter Burridge-Clayton, current district councillor for Burnham North and a Burnham county councillor and former Burnham Mayor; and Paul Herbert, a local builder and former district councillor and cabinet member.

In Highbridge, the Tory candidates are Janet Keen, who has lived in Highbridge and Burnham for 25 years, and is a former Somerset county councillor and local town councillor; Roger Keen, who served in the Army, and is a former town and district councillor; and James Roughton, who grew up in Burnham and Highbridge who aims to be a younger voice who aims to bring fresh ideas to the council.


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