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PM in the West Country to check on flood recovery

David Cameron visited Somerset in February when he took part in a meeting organising the flood relief effort Credit: ITV West Country

The Prime Minister is visiting the West Country today.

David Cameron last visited the region in February when he took part in a meeting of those co-ordinating the flood relief effort in Somerset. Today he'll see how communities and businesses are recovering after the bad weather.


Prime Minister talks tactics in Taunton

The Prime Minister was in our region earlier today, warning that the battle against the floods would be "a long haul".

He was speaking as efforts continue to pump water off the Somerset Levels but with yet more heavy rain forecast.

He visited the emergency co-ordination centre in Taunton and again promised that extra help would be provided if necessary, as our political correspondent Bob Constantine reports.

Cameron speaks to warehouse staff in Bridgwater

The Prime Minister addresses workers in Bridgwater Credit: ITV News West Country

The Prime Minister has been in the West today ahead of local elections.

The Prime Minister paid a visit to the Morrisons distribution centre in Bridgwater. Deputy Nick Clegg and the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party Harriet Harman were elsewhere in the region, urging us to choose them on Thursday.

David Cameron speaks to a member of staff Credit: ITV News West Country


Prime Minister supports Bristol mayoral campaign

Prime Minister David Cameron is in Bristol, giving his support for a yes vote in next week's referendum on whether the city should have an elected mayor.

Mr Cameron, who's also been visiting the Airbus factory at Filton, is expected to argue that the vote is a "once in a generation" chance to change the way the city is run, and that a mayor elected by the whole city will give it more power and influence.

But no campaigners, who've been giving out leaflets today, say the post would cost a million pounds over four years which could be better spent on improving services.


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