Prospective Parliamentary Candidate
Standing up for Bridgwater and West Somerset
Benet Allen is proud to be selected by the Liberal Democrats to stand for Bridgwater and West Somerset. An enthusiastic and fresh face for the constituency, Benet has lived in the area for the past four years, but was born in Taunton and lived in the West Country since 2010. A real 'high flier', Benet is a coach driver for local company Ridlers – when he isn't flying a helicopter for TV and films! He also has 19 years experience of TV news production in London and the Middle East so he's no stranger to the cameras.
Fixing the mess in WestminsterThe planet needs to be put back at the centre of our politics, including reviving the zero carbon homes programme, cancelled by the Conservatives. Nationally LibDems are the only ones who challenge the cosy two-party system stitch-up that we have in the UK. In Parliament LibDems are the only Party which recognises how disastrous it will be for people to lose their rights to travel and trade freely and will give them the final say on any Brexit deal, instead of leaving it all to a few Ministers.
A few accomplishmentsBenet Allen was elected to West Somerset Council in February 2018. Since then, he has striven to serve the people of his patch, Minehead South, campaigning for better buses and restored train services, as well as supporting community initiatives like the Swimming Pool campaign and working with the Cuckoo Meadow Steering Group to help provide youth services for Minehead.