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Top Lib Dems visit Weston for policing and rural affairs focus

by mikebell on 10 September, 2012

Lib Dem Police and Crime Commissioner candidate Pete Levy, David Heath MP and Cllr Mike Bell

New Farming and Food Minister David Heath MP was in Weston-super-Mare on Friday to sample local food and drink and talk community safety with local Liberal Democrats.

The visit to Weston was Mr Heath’s first in his new ministerial post following his promotion in the recent Government reshuffle. The Somerton and Frome MP was previously the Deputy Leader of the House of Commons.

Mr Heath was joined in his visit to Weston by Pete Levy, who is the Liberal Democrat candidate for the new post of directly elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset.

Mr Levy, who will be standing in the election in November for the police and crime chief position, said: “It was a pleasure to be in Weston again and to get the chance to meet with the new Minister to discuss community safety, particularly as it effects rural communities across Somerset.

“As a former rural bobby myself, I am determined to ensure that the voice of our village and rural communities is not lost in the debate on crime and antisocial behaviour. I know in David Heath, rural communities have a real ally in the fight for a fair deal.”

The senior Liberal Democrats were invited to Weston by the Leader of North Somerset Council Liberal Democrats, Councillor Mike Bell. During their visit, they spoke to a packed meeting of Lib Dem campaigners and enjoyed a supper of locally sourced food and drink at popular local eatery, The Heritage in Wadham Street, Weston-super-Mare.

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