Politics

Joe Joseph, from Glastonbury, is the Labour & Co-operative Party candidate for Wells and the Mendip Hills

Shepherd hopes to round up flock of voters for Labour at general election

A SOMERSET shepherd is hoping to round up a flock of voters on July 4 having been selected to…

New mayor Vanessa Garside, deputy Martin Straus and right, outgoing mayor, Nick O'Donnell

Taunton mayor and council leaders confirmed after meetings

TOM Deakin will continue as the leader of Taunton Town Council for the coming year. Last year, Cllr Deakin (Lib…

Funding has been agreed to cover staff costs at Priorswood Library. Picture: Google

Funding approved to keep Priorswood Library open

FUNDING to keep Priorswood Library open will be continued for the next three years. At a meeting on Tuesday (May…

General Election 2024: Somerset seats – runners and riders, odds, polls and more

PRIME Minister Rishi Sunak has called a general election for July 4. The UK will head to the polls to…

General election set for July 4: Results from our Somerset poll

AS speculation over an impending general election reaches fever pitch – we thought it was about time we updated…

“Somerset boy” Matt Chorley makes switch to BBC Radio 5 Live ahead of election

SOMERSET-born and Huish Episcopi-educated journalist Matt Chorley will host a new politics show on BBC Radio 5 Live, it…

Jason Vaughan oversees finances at Somerset Council - but has requested voluntary redundancy

Finance chief of cash-strapped Somerset Council requests voluntary redundancy

THE man overseeing struggling Somerset Council’s finances has requested voluntary redundancy – at a cost of more than £500,000. Jason…

More than 200 Somerset Council jobs to go in voluntary redundancies

DOZENS of council staff are set to be made redundant in a bid to save more than £40 million…

Somerset Council leader Bill Revans, Bridgwater mayor Mick Lerry and others mark the devolution deal. Picture: Somerset Council

Bridgwater takes over running a range of services in devolution deal

STREET cleaning, road sweeping, parks, open spaces and fly-tipping in Bridgwater will be the responsibility of the town council…

Charles Hansard, Reform candidate for Taunton and Wellington

Charles Hansard will represent Reform in new Taunton and Wellington seat

REFORM UK has selected its candidate for Taunton and Wellington, ahead of the next general election. Charles Hansard, 59, will…