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Mike Bell chosen to fight for Lib Dems

April 25, 2017 10:03 AM

Westonian Mike Bell has been selected by the Weston-super-Mare Liberal Democrats to represent the party at the snap general election on June 8.

The decision was made at an extraordinary meeting of the party's local officers on Friday evening.

Mike previously stood as the Lib Dem candidate in 2010 and fought a close battle closing the gap to just 2,600 votes.

A committed local campaigner, Mike represents Weston Central Ward on North Somerset Council, has previously lead Weston Town Council, is a school governor at Walliscote Primary School and chairman of Weston Central Children's Centre Partnership Board.

Nationally, Mike sits on the Local Government Association's Culture Tourism and Sport Board.

The father of two lives in the Milton area of Weston and his full time job is as a campaigns officer for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

Mike said: "It's important for people across Weston, Worle and the surrounding villages to have the opportunity to vote for strong opposition to this Tory government and their hard Brexit. I'm delighted to represent that opposition and to continue to campaign strongly on issues including protecting our NHS and saving Weston's A&E, and opposing cuts to key services."