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Name: Henry Haslam

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Party: Somerset County Gazette: ElectionsModule Party Logo Conservative


Henry Haslam has lived in Taunton for nearly twenty years, and says that there is no better place to live. He spent his working life as a geologist, working for the British Geological Survey in Britain and Africa. He now works part time as a writer and editor and is a volunteer driver for Transporting Somerset (Somerset County Council). He attends St Andrew’s church, where he is on the church council. His leisure activities include bell-ringing and hillwalking.

Henry has a particular interest in the way we care for our environment, locally and globally, and how we could do it better. He is secretary of Taunton Transition Town, which is part of a world-wide network to promote environmental awareness and sustainable living. His book, The Earth and Us, was published in 2018.

If elected, he will take a particular interest in environmental issues and planning matters, as well as responding to local issues as they arise.

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