Paul Welton is a local Liberal Democrat campaigner in Portishead working to improve our local services and environment. Paul is profoundly deaf and a British Sign Language user and is working to improve provision for disabled people in North Somerset.
Paul said “I do not allow my disability to be an obstacle at any time and I’ll make sure of that. I don’t claim to be special, just an ordinary person trying to lead a normal life as best as I can whilst continually having to break down communication barriers on a daily basis."
“I can empathise with many disabled and elderly people trying to go about their lives, overcoming obstacles in their way. They will all have my support. After all, I tend to care for others before me."
“My wide range of interests include photography, nature, water, local history and railways meaning Portishead is the best place to explore and keep myself entertained. As your councillor, I will work hard to improve our town and the services that the council provides. I will always put local residents first.”
Paul Welton's plan for our area
Protect local services
After years of irresponsible Conservative management of the council, North Somerset Lib Dems are now investing in improving Portishead and our vital local services.
Protect our environment
We live in a beautiful area and it is important that we protect our natural environment and improve our built one. We want better infrastructure in the town to improve access to jobs and services, and to tackle our climate emergency.
A more inclusive Portishead
As a deaf person, I know the problems disabled people face in Portishead. I will campaign for better footpaths, more accessible parking and sign interpreters for council meetings. I will fight to tackle inequalities in our area.
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You can check out Paul Welton’s first electoral leaflet for local residents here: https://www.nsomersetlibdems.org.uk/pauls-first-leaflet
You can find my Cladding and Fire Safety Survey here: https://www.nsomersetlibdems.org.uk/cladding