Garfield Kennedy

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by Garfield Kennedy on 10 May, 2011

Garfield Kennedy & Sue Cook celebrate success at local elections The Lib Dem team in Shepton and Pilton would like to thank all their supporters who voted for them in last week’s election and those who joined our campaign assisting with canvassing, stakeboards and the distribution of information leaflets.  All of us as candidates appreciated […]

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by Garfield Kennedy on 25 April, 2011

At County Council, District and Town Council in Shepton, we’ve had a Tory Councillor who only acted for her own class and Party. She told residents living in former Council houses at a formal Planning meeting that “we all don’t aspire to live in a Council house”. Unsurprisingly incensed residents complained to Mendip’s Standards Committee, […]

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by Garfield Kennedy on 12 April, 2011

We have a real chance to change the old guard in the town at all three layers of local government.  I have been asked to stand for Somerset County Council to allow Shepton to have a clear voice in Taunton. This is an opportunity to make a tangible difference to how Shepton will be perceived […]

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I’m standing in the forthcoming elections on May 5th for my town and the District in Shepton West Ward. It’s a real chance for a change for the better at all levels of government. This follows the success of our Lib Dem MP Tessa Munt last May when she won an historic victory unseating a […]

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Shepton Mallet’s Library saved by People Power!

by Garfield Kennedy on 25 January, 2011

Phew! People Power wins a stay of execution for us in Shepton.  Others aren’t so lucky especially towns like Porlock, Highbridge, Watchet, Sunningdale, Bishop’s Lydeard, Bruton, South Petherton, North Petherton, Nether Stowey, Milborne Port and Priorswood – that all face closure.  Highbridge and many of the rural areas are no better off than Shepton – […]

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by Garfield Kennedy on 3 January, 2011

Left to right:  Lib Dem Activist Kate Lovell, myself, and prospective Lib Dem candidates for Mendip District Council this May, Bob Champion and Richard Varley Public Consultation Meeting with Somerset County Council 7pm – FRIDAY 14th JANUARY 2011 – Mendip District Council Chamber OPEN TO ALL – PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU COME IF YOU CARE […]

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Big swing to Lib Dems from both Conservatives and Labour

by Garfield Kennedy on 29 October, 2010

A Conservative may have won the Ashwick, Chilcompton and Stratton Ward by-election last Thursday – but it’s no triumph! In the rural ward of Ashwick, Chilcompton and Stratton, Conservative Maxine Oxford originally won the seat (and lost it by not turning up for 6 months), with 345 more votes than her nearest rival candidate (a […]

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Wells Constituency at Lib Dem Conference

by Garfield Kennedy on 26 September, 2010

Delivering for Britain – the Wells Constituency Lib Dem team at the annual Lib Dem Conference in Liverpool’s Docklands.  Pictured left to right: Tom, Garfield, Gloria, Sarah, Guy, Dr Vince Cable MP – Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills – with Tessa Munt MP, Jake and Tom. The Wells Constituency team pictured with […]

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Great Candidate for By-Election in Ashwick, Chilcompton & Stratton

by Garfield Kennedy on 26 September, 2010

26 year old politics graduate Tom Buckley is the winning Lib Dem candidate for the forthcoming by-election to replace yet another Tory drop-out.  Tom is standing in the Ashwick, Chilcompton and Stratton Ward just north of Shepton Mallet to replace Tory Maxine Oxford who was thrown out for non-attendance at any Council meetings.  Tom attended […]

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Tory Mendip – One of the Worst Councils in the South West

by Garfield Kennedy on 30 August, 2010

The Conservatives have a stranglehold on every aspect of local government in Mendip and Shepton Mallet.  There is a serious democratic deficit in our town and they are taking our residents for granted.  I’m sure we’ve all had enough of the council tax we pay disappearing into a black hole and getting very little in […]

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