Rebecca Pow’s campaign to become Taunton Deane’s Conservative MP at the General Election in May began in earnest at the weekend when she spent the day with local Tory party activists at Wellington’s Conservative Club.
Livvi Grant, Campaign Manager to the Taunton Deane constituency, summarised the aims and outcomes of the day: “We have 25 to 30 local Conservatives coming to meet Rebecca today. As a result we’re hoping to get out onto the doorsteps to speak to people in Wellington, find out what their issues are both locally and nationally, what is most important to them and their families – things they would like us to raise with the Council on their behalf, things they would like changed.”
“We also want to get out our latest literature. We have 50,000 items to distribute across the whole constituency. They’re all hand-delivered so our volunteers are coming here today to help us.”
Parliament will be dissolved on 30 March and the General Election follows on 7 May, so campaigning from all the political parties is about to begin. Taunton Deane will be contested by Rebecca Pow (Conservative), Rachel Gilmour (Liberal Democrat), Neil Guild (Labour) and Laura Bailhache (UKIP).