Wellsprings & Rowbarton

Meet your Labour Team for Wellsprings & Rowbarton ward:


Lisa Martin

Hi there, my name is Lisa Martin. I am running for councillor in the ward of Wellsprings and Rowbarton. I have lived in the ward for four years and in the Taunton Deane area for almost twenty. I am married and have two sons of 23 and 15 years old. I have been a full-time carer for my eldest son for 16 years.

Over the past five years, as well as studying for a degree in Health & Social Care I have also set up and run a support group for families with teenagers that are on the autism spectrum. Now that my children are older, I can dedicate time to what I believe in, which is improving Wellsprings and Rowbarton and ensuring that the voices of our ward are heard. My priorities for the community are education, housing and providing support for any residents who may need it.

I look forward to meeting with you and working towards a brighter future. Please get in touch: lisa.martin@tauntondeanelabour.org.uk


Mark Wood

I was born at Musgrove Park 38 years ago and grew up on Cheddon Road, attending North Town and Ladymead School (now The Taunton Academy). I’m married, and we have two girls who are both at St. Andrew’s in Rowbarton and loving it there. My elder daughter Chloe is autistic and we could not have asked for better support in her education. My day job is in web development for a small Bristol-based company.

Over the years I’ve been involved in many aspects of the community work at my church, Wellsprings Chapel, from co-leading the youth and children’s work to helping organise the many community events we put on. I’ve also recently become a Trustee for Priorswood Community Centre, and am a member of the team at Taunton Green Parents, a Facebook Group to encourage sustainable living. As a former AI researcher, my other interests include ‘tech for good‘ and the provision of skills for the future of work.

I am and I will continue to serve this community as best I can. Becoming a councillor would give me a stronger voice with which to fight for our priorities. I look forward to hearing how you think I should use that voice if I were given the privilege of representing you: mark.wood@tauntondeanelabour.org.uk |@MarkWoodLabour


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