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Clive Martin is 61 years old, married with 2 adult sons, and works for a small software company that specialises in welfare benefit calculation tools.
Clive has lived in Bishops Lydeard for over 20 years and is an elected Green Party Parish Councillor there. He was a governor of the village primary school for 10 years, 6 of those as chair of governors. He has campaigned for a cycle path from Bishops Lydeard/Cotford to Taunton, tried to get a 20mph speed limit in residential areas, and been involved in the energy audit of local houses. He has supported local co-operatives and community energy schemes and opposed the unscientific and pointless badger cull.
The Green Party in Taunton Deane is growing rapidly. The Green Party not only runs candidates at every level of the electoral system, building in the long-term to become a significant player in national politics, but also believes in actively campaigning between elections.
Clive says: “The Green Party opposes cuts in services and the ongoing privatisation of social provision, and supports taking the railways back under public control. We think BREXIT was a mistake and will offer a further vote on the final deal when it appears. We oppose Hinkley C and support renewable energy. Unlike other parties we do not believe in demonising immigrants, the sick or the unemployed. If in these right-wing times that is a “left wing” agenda, so be it, but those seem eminently sensible, indeed vote-winning, propositions to me.”
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You can meet candidates and question them at local hustings. Here are hustings where Clive Martin may be appearing.
(Past event) Monday 1 April 2019 19:00–21:00: Local election hustings: climate change and the environment, Richard Huish College TA1 3DZ. See video or other info from this event.
This candidate has previously stood for election in:
- 2019: The Somerset West and Taunton local election, as the Green Party candidate for the South Quantock
- 2017: The 2017 General Election, as the Green Party candidate for the Taunton Deane
- 2017: The 2017 Somerset County Council local election, as the Green Party candidate for the Lydeard
- 2015: The 2015 General Election, as the Green Party candidate for the Taunton Deane
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