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    Wells Constituency Liberal Democrats

    Campaign Organiser

    Wells constituency has a well known MP (Tessa Munt), local councillors, a growing membership and and many committed activists. There is now an opportunity for the right person to join our team.

    We are seeking a full-time Campaign Organiser to be a key member of our team, leading our campaigning in support of our MP, Councillors and candidates. Our goals are to have Tessa re-elected as our MP and to increase our representation on local councils.

  • Article: May 16, 2014

    Local MP Tessa Munt has said she is 'over the moon' as research revealed thousands more apprentices are progressing into Higher Education after finishing their apprenticeships. Research published by the Business Department*, where Tessa has a role supporting the Secretary of State, show that almost 20 in every 100 Advanced Apprentices moved into Higher Education following the completion of their apprenticeships.

  • Why are you IN?
    Article: Apr 24, 2014

    Today, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg launched the Liberal Democrats' 2014 European election campaign. The launch took place in Colchester at a rally with activists and supporters, followed by a public town hall-style Q&A session hosted by Heart FM.

    Speaking at the launch event, Nick Clegg said:

  • Article: Apr 12, 2014

    Tessa's recent meeting with Norman Lamb, Minister for Health was a huge success attended by

    over 200 people who came to listen to what Norman had to say and ask questions about his

    work in the Department of Health.

    The minister stated that "It was fantastic to have the chance to speak to local residents in Tessa's patch

  • Tax Cut Success
    Article: Mar 26, 2014

    After continuous campaigning, local MP Tessa Munt is celebrating one of
    several Lib Dem wins in last week's Budget with the announcement of
    another rise in the tax threshold - the amount you earn before paying tax
    - to £10,500.

    This further increase will deliver a further £100 tax cut to low and
    middle income earners

    Thanks to the Lib Dems, 225,000 people in Somerset will get yet another
    income tax cut of £100 in 2015, meaning low and middle income earners
    will be £800 better off by the time of the next election.

    In the run-up to the 2010 General Election, the Lib Dems' main manifesto
    push was to raise the threshold when tax was taken from Labour's £6,475
    to at least £10,000, which has happened. The Lib Dems have pressed for
    more rises - and their next aim is a tax threshold of £12,500, the
    full-time pay of an adult on the minimum wage. Last week's Budget
    delivered one more step on the way to that point.

    Commenting after the Budget Statement, Tessa said:

    "The Lib Dems have already delivered workers a £700 tax cut by raising
    the tax threshold to £10,000. Now we've gone even further, which is
    amazing when you think back to the Party leaders' debates before the 2010
    election, when David Cameron said: "I would love to take everyone out of
    their first £10,000 of income tax, Nick... We cannot afford it". And
    whilst Labour claims it is the Party with a conscience, it had 13 years
    to make sweeping changes like these, but chose not to."

    "I want to see a much more progressive tax system in the UK. This is
    just the start. This Budget, with Lib Dem policies at its centre, shows
    what can be done when there are Lib Dems in Government!"

  • Article: Mar 19, 2014

    Local MP delighted at Government news that local parents to get help with childcare costs

    Local MP Tessa Munt has today welcomed a new major childcare package which is set to help 2,970 parents in the Mendip area and 3,110 parents in the Sedgemoor area.

    Working families will be given up to £2,000 to ease the cost of childcare as part of a scheme to be rolled out in autumn 2015.

  • Article: Feb 2, 2014

    At a crowded meeting in Wells Town Hall on Friday 31st January 2014, Tessa was re-selected by Wells Liberal Democrats to be their candidate at the 2015 General Election.

  • Nick Clegg and school dinners (Dave Radcliffe)
    Article: Sep 18, 2013

    Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg used his speech to Liberal Democrat conference to announce that all pupils at infant schools in England are to get free school lunches from September 2014, with equivalent funding for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

    In addition, disadvantaged students at sixth form colleges and further education colleges in England will also be eligible for free school meals also from next September. Money is also being provided for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, but as education is a devolved issue, it will be up to those running schools there to decide whether to spend the money on free lunches.

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