Catch up with some of the key issues that  I’ve been campaigning on in Somerset and Westminster.


Tessa Munt, has been campaigning against the National Grid’s inadequate consultation with local residents on its hugely unpopular proposals to erect huge pylons right across the Somerset countryside. The National Grid wants to run a new 400,000 volt power supply on 152 ft high pylons from Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station to Seabank in Avonmouth. […]


Tessa is focused on turning around Somerset’s decision to reduced opening hours and charge for some recycling in the counties centres. She recently wrote this letter to interested constituents. Dear Friend, I’m sending you this information as you have previously contacted me on Somerset County Council policies and I thought this would be of interest […]

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Statement from Tessa Munt about the proposed closure of Somerset Libraries I’d firstly like to quote the Local Government Secretary, Eric Pickles, from mid December 2010: “Before we see libraries cut and all these kinds of things, I want to see councils merge their back office functions.  I would like to see them sharing chief […]

Tessa Munt, Steve Mewes (Wedmore Green Group) & Bella, Terry's Community Wood, Wedmore

Local MP Tessa Munt is delighted that David Heath MP, her Somerset Parliamentary neighbour and Defra Minister, has accepted the main findings of the Independent Panel on Forestry. Following a huge public outcry at the previous Minister’s plans to sell off large swathes of publicly owned woodland, the Coalition set up the Independent Panel led […]

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Tessa has had a busy few weeks, taking up the cause of Axbridge victims of the failure of Crown Currency Exchange (CCE) Nick & Larissa Fry and several other local families.  Tessa is hoping to organise a meeting between Action Against Crown Currency Exchange’s members and Treasury Minister, Mark Hoban MP who has responsibility for […]

Tessa on the Mendips

Tessa is very concerned about early proposals to exploit the Mendip Hills with Gas Shale Mining. Tessa sent this letter to Ed Davey on 17th April 2013. Ref: Fracking in the Mendip Hills  I have been passed the questions below by one of my constituents, who is a trained Geologist and has concerns about potential […]

Fuel Appeal

Tessa recently spoke in parliament about Somerset’s Surving The Winter Appeal. Tessa and Justin Seargent pictured here visiting Mrs Liz Ounsted of Wells who has given up her winter fuel allowance to the charity. The Surviving Winter Appeal is a wonderful initiative which calls on all those who can afford it to forego all or […]