New town councillor for Nailsea

PUBLISHED: 13:00 05 July 2017

Oliver Ellis who is standing for election as a town councillor in Nailsea.

Oliver Ellis who is standing for election as a town councillor in Nailsea.


A firefighter has joined Nailsea Town Council to represent the west end.

Oliver Ellis, an independent candidate, was elected after winning 474 votes.

Debra Bear also stood for the position, but lost out with 132 votes.

Mr Ellis lives in the west end with his wife Helen and their children – Emilia, aged two, and Harry, who is two months old.

He said: “I am passionate about making Nailsea great for the next generation as well as current residents.

“I want to be a councillor so I can bring a fresh perspective and enthusiasm to Nailsea Town Council, to be a strong voice and address issues for people living in the west end and to make life better for my family and yours.”

Mr Ellis, who recently completed a degree in history and politics while working full time, also wants to protect the town’s green spaces and challenge proposals for almost 3,000 new homes in the west end.

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