In our latest entry in our series of profiles of St. Austell and Newquay Liberal Democrat Councillors we focus on Roy Taylor, Cornwall Councillor for St. Blazey.
Roy believes that if the Liberal Democrats didn't exist, he would have to invent them! His key Lib Dem policies are a Pro European stance, provision of affordable housing for local people and environmental policy because they fit his attitude and thinking. He is a strong campaigner for local issues, with the Roundhouse and school parking currently on his agenda. He is mindful that the threat of repeat flooding is always an all too real concern for parts of his division.
Roy, born in Newquay, was elected to Cornwall CC for Bodmin in 1985, Restormel BC for St Blazey 1996, 1999, 2003 and 2007. He was Cabinet member for Housing and Health between 2003 and 2009 and elected to Cornwall Council unitary authority to represent St Blazey in 2009. Boundary changes for 2013 gave him the opportunity to seek support from the residents of Tywardreath Highway, Kilhallon, Penpillick, Porcupine and nearby homes as well as re-election for the heart of St Blazey.
His voluntary work includes Fourways Youth Charity (chair), Burrows Centre Board (chair), Biscovey Infants School Governor, Par Bay Big Local (member), Par Bay Community Trust (member), Cornwall Community Flood Forum (treasurer), Roundhouse Cornwall (member), St Blaise Neighbourhood Plan. Member of St Blaise Town Council as well as Tywardreath and Par Parish Council he also attends meetings of St Blazey Reclaimed and Hands Together whenever possible.