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Name: Benet Allen

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Party: Somerset County Gazette: ElectionsModule Party Logo Liberal Democrat


Benet Allen was elected to West Somerset Council in February 2018.

He lives in Minehead, works for a local coach company, and plays a leading role in the campaign for a train service between Minehead and Taunton.

He can sometimes be found driving the Minehead town bus service.

He says: "Government and Council cuts have decimated our public transport over the past 10 years. Even now Taunton’s Park and Ride sites are at risk.”

The Liberal Democrats launched a petition which forced our council to give the Park & Ride a year’s reprieve. Now they are determined to make that a long term future, which is essential to control congestion in the town centre.

We will introduce new stops at Musgrove and on South Road to increase use of the service - with the aim of making it self-financing.

Cllr Allen says: “If you re-elect me, I will continue to campaign for better public transport links across Somerset West and Taunton.”

On a side note, he’s also a helicopter filming pilot, and he hopes you enjoyed his aerial pictures on the film ‘Fisherman’s Friends’!

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