WITH much talk of a General Election of the horizon, the Liberal Democrats have announced Bill Revans as their candidate for the Bridgwater and West Somerset seat.

Having lived in this constituency all his life, growing up in Goathurst and now living in North Petherton, Bill was the Liberal Democrat candidate here in 1992.

He then took a break from politics to focus on his career as a teacher in local comprehensive schools and to raise a family.

Bill resumed his political activity in 2007 and is currently the leader of the Liberal Democrats on Sedgemoor District Council as well as being a member of Somerset County Council and the Exmoor National Park Authority.

Now Mr Revans will try and oust Conservative MP Ian Liddell-Granger.

“I’m up for the challenge of winning here in Bridgwater and West Somerset," Mr Revans said.

"I’ve lived in this constituency all my life and care passionately about our area.

"I will be an MP that will stand up for our environment, support local services and work to stop the damage that Brexit will cause to our communities and economy.”

A spokesman for the Liberal Democrats said: "The Liberal Democrats came second in this constituency at both the local and European elections this year and are the clear challengers to the Conservatives locally."