Local News

Further investment in Taunton’s infrastructure

A much needed upgrade to the Toneway Creech Castle junction in Taunton is on track to start within a few months, following a decision taken earlier today by the Cabinet at Conservative-run Somerset County Council.

MP joins forces with Somerset Wild Life Trust

Rebecca Pow, MP for Taunton Deane, joined forces with the Somerset Wild Life Trust at a successful Environment Surgery in Wellington.  The event to hear views and discuss issues relating to the environment was a lively affair, attended by people of all ages from across Taunton Deane Rebecca said

MP reselected as Conservative candidate for Taunton Deane

Rebecca Pow MP has been reselected as the Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Taunton Deane.

Delivering for Taunton Deane and its constituents has been central to Rebecca’s work since she became an MP in 2015.

Our plan for your New Council

Conservatives announce exciting plans for Somerset West and Taunton

Housing Minister Kit Malthouse has given his backing to local Conservatives after they announced exciting plans for Somerset West and Taunton over the next four years.

40 Commando will remain in Taunton beyond 2028

Following a focused campaign, Rebecca Pow MP for Taunton Deane achieves a remarkable U-turn on the Norton Manor Camp decision taken in 2016. Today, the MOD confirms the camp has been saved.

New Year message from Rebecca Pow MP

The New Year will of course have a backdrop of Brexit and given that my aims are to benefit the most people, to support business and to respect the outcome of the referendum, I shall be supporting the current deal. Should circumstances alter I shall make my decisions accordingly.

Taunton makes Top 10 Healthiest High Streets in the UK

Taunton's high street placed 3rd in a published league table ranking 70 of Britain’s major towns and cities by the impact of their high streets on the public’s health and wellbeing by the RSPH. 

Wayne Battishill elected to Wellington Town Council

Hard working local campaigner Wayne Battishill, was elected to Wellington Town Council yesterday evening (26th July). Wayne Battishill won the vote after Lib Dem Cllr Peter Critchard resigned his seat in June. 


Con 236
Lib Dem: 189
Ind: 62
Lab: 53