Sir Vince Cable Praises Efforts by Local LibDems to Help Taunton Deane
Outgoing leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Vince Cable, used his visit to Taunton [17/07/19] to praise the efforts made by Taunton Deane Liberal Democrats since they took over the new Somerset West & Taunton Council in May.
Sir Vince, who was visiting Taunton as part of his outgoing tour, praised the successes the Council had already achieved from declaring the district a frack-free zone to increasing social housing set to be built, as well the determination shown by new council leader, Federica Smith-Roberts.
Sir Vince accompanied Gideon Amos, the LibDem parliamentary candidate, to meet the Landlady of the The Plough pub on Station Road in Taunton to discuss business rates, followed up by a visit to North Town Primary School to meet students and teaching staff. The local LibDems are currently fighting for more money to be put back into education.
Later, Sir Vince attended a meeting at Ashford’s Solicitors., where he met local business and community leaders. Sir Vince went on the praise Gideon Amos for his hard working in helping to keep the 40 Commando Marines in Taunton as the Government had previously announced plans to close the base at Pen Elm.