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Name: John Thorne

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John Thorne has been a town councillor for four years and is one of Wellington’s two county councillors and has previously served as a Taunton Deane councillor, giving him a wealth of experience.
John is a single dad to two young sons who attend schools in Wellington. He works as a cleaner, although his background is in journalism and public relations, and he is a football referee.
He ensured bus shelters were put up at Cades Farm and new public seating installed in the town centre, proposed that the town council support the railway station campaign and Wellington Monument restoration by making £10,000 grants to each, and worked hard to reduce traffic jams in the town centre with the new configuration of the Waitrose junction.
But he is most proud of saving local ownership rights to Wellington Park from being given away by the Deane council to a London-based group.

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