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Name: Alan William Debenham

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Party: Somerset County Gazette: ElectionsModule Party Logo Green Party

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A present Staplegrove, past Norton Fitzwarren Parish Councillor, also with many years' experience as a well-known Taunton Deane Councillor (1973-79, 1991-2003) and lead community campaigner for social justice (against poll tax, education/welfare cuts, recent public spending austerity, obscene inequality; for PR voting, democratic government and corporations’ reform, redistributive green taxes, well-funded essential services, positive money, co-operative organisation) and campaigner for green environmentalism (against nuclear bombs and power, consumer/material obsessed capitalism; for climate emergency, wildlife/animal welfare, eco-lifestyles in housing, agriculture, renewable energy, transport – plus million jobs from new national ‘green deal’ investment). 

Currently chair of Somerset Co-operative Community Land Trust and co-operative services promotion in Taunton’s East Reach; secretary of Building Societies Members Association; active in local Friends of the Earth, Taunton Transition, Arts Taunton, Oxfam, Taunton Cycling, Unite Union, local press/media letter writing, Somerset and Taunton Deane Council meetings’ public questioning.

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