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Name: Claire Rowena Prior

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Party: Bridgwater Mercury: ElectionsModule Party Logo Liberal Democrat


CLAIRE used to live in Wedmore, and now lives in Mark. 

She has two adult daughters and ran her own thriving business in Wedmore before returning to study at university as a mature student.

She now works for the marketing arm of a Somerset-based hospitality group.

Having owned and run her own business locally, Claire knows how vital it is that support and advice is readily available.

Many local people would like to work from home (reducing our villages’ carbon footprint), and Claire is keen that Sedgemoor plays a greater role in making this possible.

Changes nationally could affect things we take for granted locally, like our farming community and the great quality food we rely on them to produce.

There’s much to be done to promote local food and prioritise Somerset’s suppliers in our own county and beyond.

Claire wants to make our villages ‘greener’ - turning off street lights after midnight, supporting planning for affordable eco-homes and increasing recycling - particularly for businesses.

I had no ambition to work in politics, but I believe passionately in standing up for what I believe in!

I want to listen, and debate with respect for the ‘other points of view’ - vital for taking ideas forward, making progress and achieving change.  

As your Sedgemoor Councillor, I’ll do exactly this and work for your benefit, not my own.



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