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Name: Mark Alistair Wood

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I was born at Musgrove Park 38 years ago and grew up on Cheddon Road, attending North Town and Ladymead School. I’m married, and we have two girls who are both at St. Andrew’s in Rowbarton. My elder daughter is autistic and we could not have asked for better support in her education. My day job is in web development for a small Bristol-based company.


I'm an active member of Wellsprings Community Church, co-leading the youth and children’s work there and helping to organise the many community events we put on. I’m also a Trustee for Priorswood Community Centre, and a member of the exec of Taunton Green Parents. As a former AI researcher, my other interests include ‘tech for good‘ and the provision of skills for the future of work.

I am and I will continue to serve this community as best I can. Becoming a councillor would give me a stronger voice with which to fight for our priorities. I look forward to hearing how you think I should use that voice if I were given the privilege of representing you.

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