Councillor Deborah Yamanaka

represents Wrington ward on North Somerset Council



Deborah Yamanaka has lived in Wrington for over 30 years with her Canadian husband Ian. They have two children and three grandchildren.

In 1995 Deborah was elected as the North Somerset councillor for Wrington ward and she has been re-elected at every election since then. Deborah has worked on the many issues affecting Wrington & Butcombe parishes, including flooding & drainage, trying to prevent the Wrington surgery closure, controversial planning applications, changes in recycling and waste collections, threats to the local bus, mobile library & airport expansion. In 2015 the ward boundaries changed to include Brockley and Cleeve, with their own planning and highways issues which she has pursued.

As a keen environmentalist Deborah introduced kerbside recycling to the whole of North Somerset when she was NSC’s Executive Member for the environment from 2003 to 2007.

Deborah has been a Wrington Parish Councillor and a school governor for over 20 years. As Yeo Views editor Deborah keeps local residents informed of local issues all year round.

You can contact Deborah on 01934 862109 or by email


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