About the Somerset flag

The county of Somerset in southwestern England has no official flag. A campaign had been running between 2006–09 in support of a flag and subsequently the Association of British Counties have been taken up the campaign. Currently Somerset County Council has its own coat of arms and the unitary authorities have identifying logos. The Lord Lieutenant of Somerset, Elizabeth, Lady Gass, had shown her support as has David Heath MP and the local TV, radio and newspapers.

Late in 2005 enquiries were made as to the potential usage of Somerset County Council's logo as a flag of the county either in its current form or in a modified form without the mace (the symbol of the Council's authority). The response was that the people of Somerset could fly the Council's flag to show their support for both their council and county. This reaffirms the position that the logo is the property of Somerset County Council and not the county ast large. Strong support for a flag subsequently came from David Heath, Lady Gass, as well as coverage from the Western Daily Press, Somerset County Gazette, and BBC Somerset in addition to Orchard FM and Ivel FM.

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