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Name: Habib Farbahi

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Party: Somerset County Gazette: ElectionsModule Party Logo Liberal Democrat

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Habib lives in Comeytrowe, which he has represented for 12 years as a councillor.

Frustrated at a decade of neglect, he masterminded a conference where leading academics and experts unveiled a plan for an Innovation Centre at Firepool for developing new green technologies and bring higher paid jobs to Taunton. 

He has worked hard to introduce Affordable Employment sites for start-up units, while bringing universities and investors together to make Taunton a centre for Research and Development.

Housing growth must be accompanied by jobs - we cannot afford to be a dormitory town!

In Bishop's Hull and Comeytrowe, this growth threatens traffic gridlock on arterial roads, more rat-running and commuter parking, threats of flooding. Habib will work with parish councils and others to promote solutions.

Habib is working with businesses to create partnerships to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and make Taunton town centre a vibrant and a safer place.

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