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Creating employment through ambitious new enterprise zones

The Conservative led County Council has secured “Enterprise Zone” status for the Huntspill Energy Park to jobs and investment opportunities. The focus on low carbon related businesses will establish Somerset as a leader in the field.

Dealing with the Lib Dem Debt

When they were last in charge of Somerset’s finances the Liberals Democrats borrowed £350 million, which means that Somerset residents are paying £100,000 a day to service this debt. That’s the annual salary of 3 social workers, spent every day on paying for the debt!

Responsibly managing Somerset’s finances

Whilst the country has tried to balance the books, the council has unfortunately seen its finances reduced by £140 million of budget reductions.

Investing in Somerset’s roads and infrastructure

Over the past four years the Conservative led County Council have filled 78,000 potholes, surface dressed 3,976 miles of road and salted 232,000 miles during the winter  periods. In addition there has been significant investment into roads in Yeovil, Taunton and Bridgwater.

Protecting communities through the Somerset Rivers Authority

Following the devastating floods of 2014 Somerset Conservatives created and established the Somerset Rivers Authority. The partnership addresses the difficult flooding challenges, which face the County and all its residents.

Supporting Somerset businesses and helping them to grow

Small businesses and rural enterprises are of huge importance in maintaining the vitality of the Somerset economy. Space for new businesses to establish themselves and grow, has been established by the Conservatives in Exmoor, Minehead and Highbridge and Bridgwater.

Investing in Somerset Children’s Futures

Over the past four years Somerset Conservatives have successfully lobbied for Somerset Schools to receive an extra £22 million of funding and are proud to have invested in new schools and classrooms to improve our children’s learning environment.

MP Launches Hospital Bed Closures Probe

MP Ian Liddell-Grainger is launching his own investigation into the closure of beds at Minehead and Williton hospitals, warning he will not accept third-rate health care provision in West Somerset.