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Labour choose local man George Aylett to fight Bathavon North ward by-election


Following the recent sad passing of long serving Councillor Gabriel Batt a by-election has been called to elect a new councillor for Bathavon North ward on Bath & North East Somerset council. The election will take place on the same day as the European elections on Thursday May 22nd.
Labour have this week selected George Aylett at their candidate for the contest. George, who grew up in the ward, has been inspired to stand for Council based on his work with DAFBY, a council programme that helps bring young people into Government, but that is under threat due to a decision taken by the council.
Speaking after his selection George Aylett said:
"I am delighted to have been chosen as the Labour councillor candidate in Bathavon North by-election. I want to make sure council decisions are taken with a long term vision for Bath and North East Somerset, not just to save a few quid in the short term.
"That's why I am strongly opposed to the suspension of youth project DAFBY that has supported over 1000 teenagers since it was founded in 2000 but that this Liberal Democrat led council have stopped.
"I want to work for and represent all the people in my area and will be working hard to show people here that I'm the man to do just that."
Councillor John Bull, Leader of the Labour Group on Bath & North East Somerset Council added:
"George Aylett is an enthusiastic young candidate who, if elected, will strengthen the Labour Group in its campaign to protect our Children's Centres.

Todd Foreman, Labour's Parliamentary candidate for NE Somerset for 2015 also welcomed George's selection:

"I'm delighted to be supporting George in the Council by-election.  He will work for stronger public services for everyone in his home ward of Bathavon North, and his perspective as a young person will be a very welcome addition to the Council."

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