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Labour has councillors, candidates and Party organisations all across Somerset. Wherever the Tories and their Lib Dem coalition partners are we will challenge them and offer an alternative. To find YOUR Labour candidates, hover over the Map to locate your ward and click on the dot. The Map also shows the 5 Parliamentary constituencies which you can visit individually by clicking within their respective boundaries.

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Blackdown & Neroche

Madeleine Spears

Madeleine Spears

Born and schooled in South Wales, I gained a London science degree; lectured for 20 years; was a TV producer; moved to Somerset; worked for a charity as Regional Manager; retired. I went back to work at SCC; retired again; now I help my husband & work voluntarily within the community.  

Bridgwater East & Bawdrip

Diogo Rodrigues

Diogo Rodrigues is the Labour councillor for the Town ward of Dunwear North. 25 years old , born on the Portuguese island of Madeira, brought up in London. Worked in the restaurant industry in Southend and as an English teacher in an orphanage in Cambodia before settling in Bridgwater. He went to school in Southend […]

Bridgwater North & Central

Dave Loveridge

Dave Loveridge

Dave Loveridge is the sitting County Councillor for Bridgwater North & Central where he is a Member of the newly formed Cabinet Advisory Panel and   the chair of the standards board. He is now fully retired and elected for Town , District and County Councils seeing himself  as a full time councillor. Dave has […]

Bridgwater South

Leigh Redman

Leigh is the County Councillor the Bridgwater South Ward that takes in Hamp & Westover and also the District Councillor for the Bridgwater Dunwear Ward and Town councillor for Dunwear South. Leigh Redman has lived in Bridgwater all his life, attending Sydenham School. He completed an apprenticeship at Hinkley Point and has worked locally for […]

Bridgwater Town Council Forward Plan 2015-16

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Candidate yet to be selected.

Bridgwater West

Tony Heywood

Tony lives in the town centre with his family. Raised in a close working class family Tony has always held to Labour values of fairness, equality of opportunity, investment in public services, particularly in the NHS, and in the general principle that a healthy society will always act to protect its poorest and most vulnerable […]


Dan Marks

Dan Marks

I have lived in Yeovil all of my life with the exception of one year that I at the University of South Wales. While at USW, I gained a degree in Public Services which gave me a great grounding in understanding the role of all levels of councils, the public services they provide and the […]

Burnham North

Colin Price

Colin Price, born and bred in Somerset, is married with two children and two grandchildren. He ran an antique restoration business full-time until two years ago and since then on a semi-retired basis. Colin is the Labour councillor on the Wells City Council and has been representing the City Council in negotiations with the County […]


Philip King

Philip was brought up in Somerset and went to school in Bridgwater, Wiveliscombe and Taunton before training and working in Taunton as a nurse. Following university and post graduate studies Philip had a successful career in the NHS in London, going on to work as a Barrister and legal academic specialising in healthcare, equality and discrimination cases. He […]

Chard North

John Schofield

I have lived in a South Somerset village since 1996, firstly running a small engineering company and more recently retired.  I studied physics and astronomy at university, but after worked as an engineer for various organisations.  I was in the scientific civil service for ten years, studying and mitigating environmental pollution, before moving to a […]

Chard South

Melissa Whittaker-Mather

Chard South – Melissa Whittaker-Mather I moved to Chard 12 years ago and live with my husband and 2 year old son. I have previously worked as a care worker though presently  I am a stay at home parent. I am standing for the County Council because like many people I am dependant on public […]


Norma Scanlon

Norma Scanlon moved to Shipham in 1983 and felt fortunate to have found such a great place to live; there is such a strong sense of community and support in the village.  Her career was in teaching and she is a supporter of the 3-school system. Her children, all grown up now, all have positive memories of their school […]


Jane Carter-Uren

I moved to Yeovil in 2001 and to East Coker in 2013.  I have worked in the Care Industry for 8 years, working with Children with severe Autism, the elderly, people with Dementia and other health conditions.  In 2012 my disabilities prevented me from doing care work and I have been retraining to become a […]

Comeytrowe & Trull

Matthew Ravenhill

Matthew Ravenhill

Matthew has lived locally for most of his live apart from three years at the University of Plymouth studying for a degree in politics and sociology as a mature student. As someone who is dyslexic Matthew has a keen interest in helping people achieve there potential regardless of their disability. Matthew has a keen interest […]


Gary Swain

Gary Swain is Labour candidate for Crewkerne


Labour rose

Candidate yet to be selected.

Dulverton & Exmoor

Graham Kennedy

GRAHAM KENNEDY was brought up on a farm in N. Ireland. He is passionate about preserving & protecting rural communities & has owned, managed & assisted in Post Of ce branches in West Somerset villages over the last 22 years. He rescued the Winsford Post Office from closure. Graham has worked as a volunteer within youth […]


Lesley Culverhouse

Lesley Culverhouse

LESLEY CULVERHOUSE attended school in Dunster & Minehead & gained a degree in psychology from the University of Wales. She has one daughter & has worked as a teacher, administrator & a carer. She is committed to building community cohesion through supporting local voluntary groups, whose activities she hosted in recent years when she ran […]

Elections - The Battle for Sedgemoor

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Candidate yet to be selected.

Frome East

David Oakensen

David Oakensen was the Labour Party Parliamentary candidate for  the Somerton and Frome constituency in 2010 and in 2015. David is a Chartered Accountant within his own local practice and has worked in the Frome area for over 25 years. He lives in Alexandra Road and has two children, one born at the old Victoria […]

Frome North

Theresa Clark

Theresa is a retired maths teacher with 4 children and 5 grandchildren. She was a District Councillor in Bedfordshire before spending many years abroad teaching in the Middle East. This included time with the British Council in some of the current hotspots of Tunisia, Yemen and Syria.      

Glastonbury & Street

Jane Ratcliffe

Jane Ratcliffe is an engineer and scientist and has worked as a teacher at secondary and college level. She has two school age children and currently runs her own business. Jane believes that people should have access to services based on need and that no one should be left without provision to lead a full […]

Emma King

Emma King was trained as a Teacher and worked in education for 12 years as a Humanities Teacher in Luton, as Head of the Religious Studies in Aylesbury and as Head of Religion and Philosophy at Wadham School in Crewkerne, Somerset. After leaving the teaching profession she set up and ran her own business In […]


Chelsea Chadwick

Chelsea Chadwick is a young mother who lives locally with her husband and their two children, after moving down from County Durham. Chelsea says “I am putting myself forward as a candidate as I cannot sit back and allow the devastating cuts of the local Tories. As a young woman and a mother, I have felt […]


Ian McKillop

I have lived in Ilminster since 2003 and am a member of the Town Council. I work in the area as a locum pharmacist. Ilminster is a growing town and I am standing for election to the County Council because I want to ensure that growth is managed and especially that infrastructure is developed to […]

King Alfred

Lynne Morgan

Lynne is a Researcher at a leading Agricultural University and mother of three. Having ran a smallholding in upland Wales and scraped out a living in the English countryside as a farm labourer, she has toured around shows and festivals demonstrating the dying art of multicropping. Lynne is passionate that we meet the needs of a […]


Jon Gray

Jon Gray

JON has been involved in politics in Taunton and the South-West for many years. He was Labour Parliamentary Candidate for the constituency in 1983 and has been chairman and is now treasurer of the South West Regional Labour Party. He recently retired from his job as Regional Manager of UNISON, the public service trade union, […]

Mendip Hills

Paul Turner

Paul was born in Somerset, grew up in Pilton and went to school in West Pennard, Wells and Bruton.  His father was a local farmer and County Councillor.  Paul was a solicitor in commercial law for over 20 years, acting as in-house solicitor for international companies in the UK and Europe and then in private […]

Mendip West

Dan Croose

Daniel Croose works for Clarks in the Tax Department. He is also training to be a Union Representative. Daniel brings youth and enthusiasm combined with a thoughtful nature and a level head and has become a valued member of the Local Labour team.


Maureen Smith

Maureen Smith

MAUREEN SMITH spent most of her childhood in the Bristol & Somerset area after which she qualified as an occupational therapist & worked in Manchester & the SE. She also worked with Women’s Aid in Dublin & as a volunteer in the USA. She is married and has two daughters. Maureen is a Town Councillor […]

North Petherton

Jane Grenfell

Jane Grenfell is a civil servant, working for the Charity Commission in Taunton. She is an active Trade Unionist and currently chairs the Charity Commission’s Disability Forum. Jane has lived in Bridgwater for 28 years. Jane says “During this time I have witnessed the impact of flooding, poor and deteriorating transport links and reductions in […]

Rowbarton & Staplegrove

Brenda Weston

Brenda Weston

Born and bred in Taunton, Brenda Weston spent her childhood in Cyril Street West, in Rowbarton. She went to St Andrews Primary school, then Bishop Fox’s Girls’ Grammar School. Brenda’s working life has ranged from waitress and shop assistant to college and university lecturer, social policy analyst, and researcher. She currently works as the policy […]

Sedgemoor Labour Manifesto 2015

Labour rose

Candidate yet to be selected.

Shepton Mallet

Ant Butler

Engineer Ant Butler has been running his own business since leaving the RAF in 2012 and, a father and grandfather, is a fervent believer in creating the best achievable environment in which families may flourish. As the Enterprise Advisor to a large Somerset comprehensive school, he acts as a conduit between the school and industry […]

Somerset Labour County Manifesto

Labour rose

Candidate yet to be selected.

South Petherton & Islemoor

Paul Sellers

I have lived in Ilminster with my partner Rose since 1980. I studied politics and economics as a mature student and work for the Trades Union Congress (TUC) where I have focused on transport and road safety and was a member of the Vehicle Crime Reduction Panel for the last Labour Government. I am standing […]

Taunton North

Libby Lisgo

Libby Lisgo MBE  has lived and worked in North Taunton for the last 25 years. She has been a Taunton Deane Borough Councillor for the area since 1995, apart from 2007-2011. She has been Leader of the Labour Group, Parliamentary Candidate for Taunton and in 2013-14 she was Mayor of Taunton Deane. For eighteen years […]

Watchet & Stogursey

Robin Nuttall

ROBIN NUTTALL became a member of Watchet Town Council when co-opted in June 2014 & was re-elected as a Labour Candidate the following year. He has owned property in W. Somerset since 2009 & lives with his wife in Watchet, having two daughters. He has followed a career in the high-tech industries, travelling widely to deliver […]


Andrew Govier

Andrew Govier

Andrew has lived in Wellington all of his life and has been a councillor in Wellington for over 20 years. He represents the town on the District ,County and Town councils. He is very well known in the town and has been involved in getting a large amount of investment in the town.  


Den Carter

A Wells resident for 15 years, Den is a Health Promotion Specialist and believe that the only way to ensure health, stability and security for individuals, families, communities and even globally is to give equal life chances to everyone.  The Labour Party are the party best placed to achieve that. Den has five adult children […]

Yeovil Central

Terry Lavin

Terry Lavin

Born in the Midlands, I moved to South Somerset to work for Westland nearly 30 years ago. I am married, have four grown-up children and one grand-daughter. A committed Trade Unionist and natural Socialist, I have been a shop steward at various companies, representing the workforce on the shop floor and at local, regional, national […]

Yeovil East

Terry Ledlie

 I work as a Delivery postman in Yeovil, for Royal Mail, and re-joined the Labour Party in April 2014. I am also a Jeremy Corbyn supporter as I believe in honest politics. I represent Yeovil South at Parish/Town level. I am married with two children who attend local schools Holy Trinity and Westfield. I have […]

Yeovil South

Christos Zaranis

I believe that government should represent the voice of the people, both at local and national level. We should all be able to rest assured that our interests are considered above all else, regardless of who we are. I believe that to do this we need to have the right people representing us. Our people, […]

Yeovil West

CLP Secretary Yeovil Gail Freeman-Bell

I moved to Yeovil in 2000 to work at Westland Transmissions as Operations Manager in Repair & Overhaul. I now work as a business consultant working with manufacturing companies in Somerset and Dorset. I live in Yeovil West and am a Town Councillor for the Preston Ward: my children went to Parcroft School and then […]