Taunton is the County town of Somerset and has elected Labour councillors at County, District and Town level in the past and even an MP once, however, currently the sole Labour representative on County Council is Cllr Andy Govier from Wellington whilst 3 Labour members were elected at District level. The PPC for Taunton Deane is Unison member and former soldier Neil Guild.
Somerset County Council
- Wellington – Cllr Andrew Govier
Labour has 3 elected members on Taunton Deane Borough Council which politically tends to swing between Tory and Lib Dem control in recent years
Taunton Deane Borough Council
- Lyngford – Cllr Libby Lisgo
- Wellington North – Cllr Andrew Govier, Cllr Jackie Govier
Wellington Town Council
- Wellington North Ward – Andrew Govier, Jackie Govier, David Mitton (deputy mayor)
- Wellington Rockwell Green – Bill Sparrow
Taunton currently has aTory MP Rebecca Pow who took the seat last time round from the Lib Dems and Labour were squeezed in the vote as they have been since the mid 80’s when Somerset anti-Tories tended to vote Liberal as the best way to get rid of the Tories.
In 1945 Labour took Taunton in the post war Labour landslide.
You’ll get a warm welcome when you join Taunton Deane Labour Party!
Taunton Deane Labour Party has welcomed over 300 new members from all parts of the constituency since April last year, bringing our membership total to 550.
For many years we have held informal meetings to which all members are invited. We meet at the (wheelchair-friendly) Albemarle Centre, Albemarle Road, Taunton at 7.30 pm every third Wednesday of the month.
We know that some members don’t come to meetings because they think they don’t know enough to take part. We aim to make sure our meetings are not just welcoming, but are places where we learn more about politics, share knowledge and ideas and take an active part in Labour’s national policy-making process.
We welcome contributions to our discussions from members who have experience and knowledge of the services, and the issues that are important for a fair and equal society, such as education, housing, health and social care, transport, poverty, social security, employment and the economy.
If you are already a member, please do come along to one of our meetings – it would be great to see you, and hear your thoughts.
If you aren’t a member but want to make the world a better place for present and future generations, join us and join in!
You can use this link https://join.labour.org.uk/ or if you’d like to speak to any of the Executive officers see the contact details below.
Cllr Libby Lisgo Secretary 01823 279964
Jon Gray Chair 01823 326628
Neil Guild Vice Chair 07950 700872
Brenda Weston Vice Chair, Membership 01823 423275
Colin Croad Treasurer 01823 973096
Maddie Spears Women’s Officer 01823 481894
Bob Rawle Campaigns 01823 286691