How Our MP got a Zero Climate Score

Since our article last week reporting on the revelation that Taunton’s MP scored zero for her record on environmental issues, we have been asked by some of our readers how this was decided so we’ve delved into the numbers and the evidence to explain how this score was arrived at and will leave you to decide for yourselves if it’s fair.

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Scott Berry
On the Verge

Since Lib Dems took control of Somerset West and Taunton Council they’ve been working on a raft of environmental measures, Cllr Dixie Darch updates us on one of these, the Councils plans to encourage more bee’s and pollinators.

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Scott Berry
Hatrick for Lib Dems

Another resounding by-election victory for the Liberal Democrats has given them a Hatrick in Taunton Deane elections this year, winning the elections in May, September and October.

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Scott Berry
New Leadership at Your Council

Following one of the best results for the Liberal Democrats in England last Thursday, the party's 30 newly elected councillors in Somerset West and Taunton have chosen a new Leader, Federica Smith-Roberts.

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Scott Berry
Local Businessman Endorses Lib Dems

The Conservatives are traditionally considered the "Party of Business" but in Taunton that title may be moving…the Director of Cooks Commercials, a local family firm in Taunton with no previous links to the party, has given his backing to the local Lib Dems.

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Scott Berry
School Funding Crisis

This week our school’s Business Manager, Mrs Crudge, and I have sat for many hours and have tried to get our school budget to balance. We are really struggling…

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Scott Berry
40 Commando Saved

It has been announced that Norton Manor Camp, which had been scheduled for closure, will now be remaining in Taunton for the foreseeable future. Commenting on the news Gideon Amos, who started the campaign against the closure in 2016, said…

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Scott Berry