TWO sites near Bridgwater could become National Parks if the Liberal Democrats win the general election on Thursday, July 4.

As part of the party's plans to create three new National Parks in the UK, the Quantock Hills and the Mendip Hills are currently among sites being considered.

Both of the sites are situated within a 30 minute drive of the new Bridgwater constituency.

Claire Sully, the Liberal Democrat candidate for the new Bridgwater constituency, said: “The prospect of up to two new nearby national parks would be fantastic for the residents of the new Bridgwater constituency.

"The Liberal Democrats have a plan to ensure our stunning natural landscapes are not only preserved, but they thrive.”

Ms Sully is standing against Pele Barnes (Independent), William Fagg (Reform UK), Ashley Fox (Conservative), Charles Graham (Green Party), Leigh Redman (Labour) and Gregory Tanner (Workers Party).

Liberal Democrat leader, Ed Davey, said: “Our National Parks are some of the most beautiful in the country.

"Over the last few weeks, while travelling the country, I have heard from people about how important natural spaces are to families.

"It is hard to overstate the difference things like National Parks can make to entire communities.”