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Why now?

James Heappey, MP for Wells at least until June 8th has shown a monumental lack of judgement. In swearing at a schoolgirl who had made a perfectly reasonable remark to him in a debate at Millfield School, he has hardly set a shining example of the behaviour of the political class. The electors of Wells

Curry Rivel residents urged to save pub

King William IV Pub Community Purchase You may have heard that the King William IV pub in Curry Rivel is up for sale; either with or without planning permission for change of use. There is a lot more information in the May edition of the Langport Leveller out later this week. In the meantime, to

MPs off the hook

A statement released by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) today gives the all clear to the 30+ Conservative MPs who have been investigated by the Police for over spending against the amounts permitted during the 2015 election campaign. Allegations were made that the MPs which included Marcus Fysh for Yeovil and James Heappey for Wells,

Curry Rivel & Langport election

Curry Rivel & Langport – results of election 4th May 2017  Clare Aparicio Paul    Conservative                   1801    47%    Elected  Andrew Lee                     Independent                     930  

Langport car park disruption

The Town Clerk has arranged for white lining to be replaced in the main Langport car park behind the town square at Whatley and Cocklemoor, 25th and 26th April respectively. The contractor has said that he may have to let long stay parkers use the short stay bays in order to mark out those particular bays, though

General Election called

The Prime Minister Teresa May has called for a General Election to take place on June 8th. The snap election has been proposed to try and get a bigger majority for the Government ahead of the Brexit negotiation. I say “proposed” and “try” as Prime Ministers can no longer call snap elections on a whim

Somerton – County Council Elections

As promised, because the Sentinel went to print before we had the full list of candidates, here is that official list! Somerton Statement of Persons Nominated There are four candidates in all. Two of them took up our invitation to submit a piece for the April Leveller. However we will be very happy to publish

Curry Rivel and Langport County Council Election

As promised, because the Leveller went to print before we had the full list of candidates, here is that official list!  Curry Rivel – Langport Nominated persons_edited-1 There are six candidates in all. Three of them took up our invitation to submit a piece for the April Leveller. However we will be very happy to

MP speaks out against bank closure

Today Somerton and Frome MP spoke out against the closure of the branch of the NatWest bank in Langport. In an exclusive interview with the Leveller David Warburton told us: “I’ve been in touch with NatWest and will certainly keep trying to get them to overturn this decision.  The branch is set to close in