Monthly Archives: April 2015

Knole Academy students get a taste of electoral power on safe travelling to school

Students at Knole Academy in Sevenoaks had their first taste of electoral power after local Lib Dem candidates Merilyn Canet and Alan Bullion came to speak to them last week as part of the school election. After tough questions on national … Continue reading

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Lib Dems to extend free primary school meals

Free School Meals All primary school children will be entitled to free school meals, under Liberal Democrat manifesto plans announced today. It will more than double the offer of free schools meals to all infant school pupils the Liberal Democrats … Continue reading

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Election Prediction Guru Suggests LibDems will be King Makers Again

Nate Silver, a highly respected predictor of US elections has offered a prediction for the UK election. If it proves to be accurate then the Tories are likely to have the most MPs with Labour close behind. The difference is … Continue reading

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We need more local primary school provision, says Merilyn Canet

I am concerned that small children can’t go to their nearest school, if that is what their parents want. It is unfair to ask little children to become commuters to distant schools. Many people are caring for children on their … Continue reading

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Lib Dem housing plans are the solution to shortage – not rent controls

Labour’s plans are ill thought through and will make things even worse for tenants. They want to help ‘Generation Rent’ but charity ‘Generation Rent’ has slammed the plans – saying it won’t bring down rents and will incentivise landlords to … Continue reading

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Open letter regarding Bat and Ball station

Local politicians send open letter on children’s fears at Bat & Ball station Open letter regarding Bat and Ball station To: David Statham, Managing Director, Southeastern Roger Perkins, GTR Dear David and Roger, Earlier this week, we talked to students and … Continue reading

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How the Tories delayed improved rail services for Sevenoaks

Over recent years, Sevenoaks commuters have had a raw deal from the Conservatives. First, for blocking the transfer of metros services to Transport for London (TfL) two years ago which would have raise service standards and limited fares. Second, for not including Oyster … Continue reading

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Meet Fay Margo – one of your local council candidates for Town and St Johns ward

Fay Margo lives in Sevenoaks with her Catalan husband and baby daughter. She enjoys taking an active part in local life, meeting regularly with other new mums in the area, cycling with the Kent Velo Girls or running in Knole … Continue reading

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Lib Dems offer Sevenoaks and Swanley carers a special annual bonus payment

Liberal Democrats will give people give carers in Sevenoaks and Swanley a £250 ‘Carer’s Bonus’ for looking after loved ones who are older, disabled or seriously ill. The annual payment would be a boost to an army of unsung heroes who work tirelessly … Continue reading

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No more pay cuts for nurses, teachers & police in Sevenoaks constituency

Public sector workers in Sevenoaks and Swanley deserve to feel the benefits of the economic recovery by receiving pay increases by at least the rate of inflation, Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Alan Bullion said. Liberal Democrats in government will ensure employees in … Continue reading

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