Rachel Gilmour

Hello, I am Rachel and I am the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Tiverton and Minehead.

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Labour plans to tax independent schools unsustainable warns Rachel Gilmour

Labour's plans to add VAT to independent school fees could cost the country £650m annually according to Treasury figures – with a significant impact on local state schools and local primaries. The UK Treasury calculated the figures based on 100,000 students leaving...

The General Election has been called for 4th July

I am delighted that the often-ignored communities in Devon and Somerset have finally been granted their wish for a General Election.

We are fed up of being taken for granted. We are rising up to make our voices heard. Our communities have been side-lined for generations as ‘safe seats’ for Conservative candidates who long-ago lost touch with the people they are meant to serve.

Ian Liddell-Grainger votes against law to criminalise water companies for sewage spills

- Liberal Democrat amendment in Parliament would have seen water companies in court for worst sewage offences - Environment Agency backs calls for water company bosses to face criminal action - Conservative MPs vote down “justice for swimmers, wildlife and our natural...

Launch of mobile food bank is a magnificent community effort

Rachel Gilmour attended the launch of the UK’s first electric mobile food bank in Watchet on Tuesday, April 30. Quantock Food Bank is based at Watchet Methodist Church but Tuesday saw the launch of its mobile van. The van is powered by electricity and is fitted with...

Rachel visits Foxes Hotel – a remarkable training facility in Minehead

Rachel Gilmour made an emotional visit to Foxes Hotel on Thursday, April 25. She met staff and students at this unique inclusive hospitality learning centre in Minehead. Foxes Hotel is the only facility which offers training in hospitality for youngsters with learning...

Polling day is on Thursday 4 July, between 07:00 – 22:00

Deadline for registering to vote is Tuesday 18 June at 23:59.

Voters need to be registered to take part in the election.

You can apply to vote here.

Deadline for applying for a postal vote, 17:00 on 19 June
Deadline for applying for a proxy vote, 17:00 on 26 June
Deadline for applying for a Voter Authority Certificate, 17:00 on 26 June


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