Val Keitch and Ray Buckler are standing to be the Somerset Councillors for the Ilminster Division covering Ilminster, Horton, Broadway, Winsham, Ashill, Donyatt, and surrounding villages. Both are committed local campaigners and work hard to help people in our area.
Ray Buckler has lived and worked in this part of Somerset for over 30 years. He started his career working for Pittards and ended up as a director of his own company with Pittards as a client. Ray wants to combine his enthusiasm for Somerset with his experience in the workplace to help resolve local issues and improve the lives of local people.
Val Keitch was born and brought up in South Somerset and has family roots in Ilminster. She has been a District Councillor since 2015 and leader of the council since 2019. Val is passionate about creating opportunities for younger people in our area by providing high quality affordable housing and job opportunities for younger people.
Val and Ray have brought in over £200,000 in grant funding for local community projects. Val Keitch and Ray Buckler are the only people who can beat the Conservatives in Ilminster and stop further Conservative cuts.
The Lib Dem plan for our area
Protect local services
In the face of irresponsible Conservative Government and County Council cuts to our funding, Liberal Democrat run District Councils have prevented cuts to our vital local services.
Improve our environment
The Liberal Democrats are actively improving our environment. We are investing in local parks, planting trees, and promoting renewable energy across Somerset.
Invest in our communities
Liberal Democrat run District Councils are investing millions in Town Centres across Somerset. We have also invested in local community centres, theatres and are working to improve our parks and green spaces.
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