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PPC for Somerton and Frome - Mark Blackburn

May 9, 2017 4:56 PM

Mark Blackburn is a successful local businessman with many years of experience selling shoes and sports wear. Not only does this give him an insight into the work of small and medium businesses, but has also instilled in him the importance of a healthy economy to the lives and work of local people. Mark knows what it's like to live in rural Somerset - he lives and works from his home in the constituency, next to the National Trust estate in Barrington. This has made him care passionately about the issues facing local residents; the lack of affordable homes, the lack of rural bus services and the lack of high- speed broadband. This, with the closure of local banks, hurts local businesses as well as people. As a seasoned political campaigner, Mark knows how to get things done. Within the Liberal Democrats, he's made a name for being independent- minded and championing the issues important to real people. Mark has proven time and time again, that when it comes to politics, we need to forget about left and right, and focus on wrong and right, and getting real results for the people that matter. On the odd occasion when Mark gets some spare time, he's a football fan and classic car enthusiast, organizing events in and around Somerset.

Mark Blackburn , Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate talking to young people in Frome Mark Blackburn , Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate with Cllr Adam Boyden Lib Dem Members