Best possible outcome

TWO major issues affecting the long-term future of Weston and North Somerset are moving off the drawing board and closer to reality.

TWO major issues affecting the long-term future of Weston and North Somerset are moving off the drawing board and closer to reality.

I refer to a possible Severn Barrage and the expansion of Bristol International Airport. Both are controversial schemes with strong arguments to be made both for and against.

Like many local people, I have changed my mind - back and forth - on both issues over the years, as the relative merits battle it out.

However, as we get nearer to decision time, we have to come off the fence. Where do we stand? I, for one, am unequivocally supporting both projects.


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As a Westonian born and bred, I want the best possible outcome for my hometown. Both projects are, I believe, in the best long-term interests of our community.

The economic and environmental arguments align well enough and the benefits are clear. More jobs and investment. A stronger local economy. A cleaner and greener future.

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As a community we must argue our case. No-one in London is fighting our corner. We must fight for ourselves. Opportunities come along rarely and they must be grasped. Let's go for it.

MIKE BELL

Liberal Democrat Prospective MP for Weston-super-Mare

George Street

Weston

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