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Name: James Russell

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Party: Somerset County Gazette: ElectionsModule Party Logo Liberal Democrat


James has lived in West Somerset and Taunton Deane since he was twelve. He grew up in Bicknoller, and feels West Somerset is his home.

James is a Software developer and ran his own small business for years, supporting other local businesses with IT solutions.

James says: “I believe in the freedom of the individual and feel everybody should be protected from abuses of power and authoritarianism.”

To deliver this, James feels that a few key services need to be addressed, including Public Transport, Small Business Support, Affordable Housing, and Education.

James says: “If you elect me, I will fight to make sure the needs of West Somerset are not ignored any longer.”

As a parish councillor he has fought against developments that do not offer enough social housing and has also fought with groups such a Frack Free EQS to protect our local area from the dangers of fracking.

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