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Name: Keith Wheatley

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Party: Somerset County Gazette: ElectionsModule Party Logo Liberal Democrat

Profile:

Keith Wheatley was a journalist, author and publisher for much of his life, writing for newspapers ranging from the Daily Mirror to the Sunday Times.

He founded a successful regional magazine company in 1990 and, having sold it 10 years later, went back to university to qualify as an English teacher.

He taught for 10 years before taking relatively early retirement to set up the hyper-local online news service www.aroundwellington.co.uk.

Around 15,000 people each get their local news about the TA21 area from this digital local newspaper.

Keith moved to Wellington in 2009 and has been active in the community serving as chair of the Wellington Business Association for three years and recently working with the Town Centre Working Group on projects as diverse as a Wellington film festival and a pop-up shop in the High St.

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