Glastonbury by-election 2012: Your candidates
By abbie_glasto | Monday, November 05, 2012, 13:40
Don't forget to vote in the election this Wednesday for your new Glastonbury Town Councillor.
Following the resignation of Town Councillor Paul Preston, three candidates will be battling it out for your votes on 7 November 2012.
The candidates are…
Jim Barron – Conservative: Jim was previously a councillor for St Benedict's ward in Glastonbury and is interested in enhancing Glastonbury, namely by improving parking issues and living conditions in the town.
Jim was actively involved in the support and development of recreation for youths in the town by improving Glastonbury Skate Park. He also regularly goes litter picking at the local leisure centre.
Controversially, Jim is welcoming and supporting the new Tesco store opening in the town, because it will bring "ample job opportunities and revenue to Glastonbury."
Lynn Bastian – Liberal Democrats: Lynn stood to be Parish councillor for St Mary's Ward, in May 2011 but was pipped to the post by Conservative, Green Party and Independent candidates.
[More information on this candidate provided soon]
Earl Bramley-Howard – Green Party: Earl has been involved with the Green Party for over 30 years and has a strong history as an activist and advocate for renewable energy solutions and recycling.
He founded a recycling company in the 1980s which he says established the green recycling boxes used in homes today,
Earl believes that if he were elected as a member of the Green Party it would benefit the council as there would be a "more even spread of 'con-dems' and Green councillors"
The election for St Benedict's Ward is due to take place on November 7 with the polling station open at Glastonbury Town Hall from 7am to 10pm.
You can only vote if your name is included in the electoral register. The easiest way to check that you are included is to telephone Mendip's election team on 01749 648999.
Who will you vote for?