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Name: Federica Smith-Roberts

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Party: Somerset County Gazette: ElectionsModule Party Logo Liberal Democrat

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Federica believes in helping people and not political point scoring, this was demonstrated in the cross party motion she delivered declaring a climate emergency and setting out a new environmental strategy.

She founded the charity #RAFT in 2015 to provide clothing and food to refugees globally, support resettlement locally alongside providing assistance to tackle deprivation affecting Taunton residents.

Federica wants to encourage wider interaction with residents and representation so that everyone feels that they have a voice. 

In her five years she has used social media to address this and tackled local issues including anti-social behaviour, housing problems, traveller encampments and street cleanliness.

She regularly attends council with one of her three children so that the council ensures that all can participate so that councillors think about the impact they are having on not just the present but the future of our town and the residents in Halcon and Lane.

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