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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. 

Result:

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

MP launches Best of the High Street awards

Coinciding with British High Streets Week, Taunton Deane MP Rebecca Pow has launched her ‘Best of the High Street Awards’ competition.

There are 8 categories for best independent businesses and people are encouraged to vote for their favourite.

Plastic free Parliament

Taunton Deane MP, Rebecca Pow has welcomed the recent announcement that Parliament will be introducing new measures over the next 12 months to reduce the consumption of single-use plastic across the Parliamentary estate.

Rebecca Pow visits The Life House

Taunton Deane MP met with residents, staff and volunteers at the Life House this week, to learn more about how the charity is supporting single mothers in Taunton and across the UK.