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Name: Andrew James Govier

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Party: Somerset County Gazette: ElectionsModule Party Logo Labour

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Andrew has been a hardworking local councillor for over 26 years. He has served the community on the Town, District and County councils, including being Mayor of Taunton Deane and Wellington. Over the years he has helped hundreds of local residents with many issues, including housing, education and highways issues. Andrew works with councillors from all parties to deliver positive outcomes for the town. In recent years, he has helped to save the youth centre from closure; improved the traffic flow at the Longforth/High Street junction; campaigned for improved sports facilities and fought against cuts imposed by central and local government. He is a Christian and member of St John’s Parish Church.

 

His priorities are:

- to see the community hospital reopened;

- more social and affordable housing for local families;

- the new school at Longforth Farm to be built;

- improved employment opportunities;

- redevelopment of the mill buildings at Tone;

- improvements to the environment

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