Tessa Munt has this week been re-selected by Liberal Democrats as their Parliamentary candidate for the next General Election in the Wells constituency which includes Burnham-On-Sea.
She was chosen from a shortlist of three at a selection meeting on Wednesday evening (May 30th).
Chair of Wells Liberal Democrats, Rosemary Hasler, said: “We have made our choice from an excellent field. Many congratulations to Tessa, who is already well known to local residents and businesspeople. I’m very much looking forward to working with Tessa again.”
She was MP for Wells Constituency from 2010 until 2015 and was elected as Somerset County Councillor for Wells last year.
Tessa said: “I am really honoured to be selected by the Lib Dems to be the Parliamentary candidate for the Wells constituency. For over 40 years, the Lib Dems have been the only challengers to the Conservatives in this area.”
“Our country faces tough challenges over the next few years. Brexit is taking up all the time in Parliament and making us more inward looking, whilst huge global issues like climate change continue to threaten our way of life without any real action or reaction from the current Government.”
“We have people sleeping on the streets, a welfare system which doesn’t help those who desperately need it and care homes and hospitals with closed wards and beds and no real hope of finding staff. Wells needs someone to stand up for all our communities and hold fast to her principles. I’ll do exactly that!”