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Name: Richard Lees

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Party: Somerset County Gazette: ElectionsModule Party Logo Liberal Democrat


Richard lives locally, off South Road, and has been a local Councillor since 1999.

After losing his sight, Richard gained a Certificate in Education at the Somerset College and in 2006 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Education by Plymouth University.  

Currently employed as an Advocate with Swan advocacy, he has been an advocate for disabled people for over 19 years. 

Richard knows how to stand up for local residents and fight for their concerns.

He was awarded the Taunton Deane Citizenship Award in 1992. 

An active councillor, Richard has held posts of responsibility for sports parks and leisure. 

Richard was Mayor of Taunton Deane in 2005/6,and is currently a Governor at the Albermarle Centre in Taunton.

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