Monthly Archives: March 2017

Clock ticks towards Hard Brexit – but Lib Dems CAN help stop it!

Theresa May has triggered Article 50; and the clock is ticking towards a Hard Brexit – but it can still be stopped. For nine months, our party has been the only opposition to this Conservative Brexit Government’s plans – we’ve … Continue reading

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Late and over-budget Tories blasted for A21 road-building shambles

Responding to an National Audit Office (NAO) report on the Road Investment Strategy that shows the Tory Government’s road building plan is facing an extra £500 million in costs, including the vital A21 hospital link from Tonbridge to Pembury which … Continue reading

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What have they got against Sevenoaks commuters?

Dear Editor, Nearly four years ago Sevenoaks commuters, along with those in Hertfordshire and Essex just outside London, were offered a deal by the London Mayor. Hertford and Essex said yes – and since 2015 their commuters have been enjoying … Continue reading

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Tory Hard Brexit imperils EU nationals in Sevenoaks and Swanley

The Liberal Democrats have criticised the Conservative Government for voting against the right of thousands of EU nationals in our area to stay, as a majority of MPs gave the final go-ahead to a Hard Brexit. Kent Conservative MPs overturned … Continue reading

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Local campaign forces Sevenoaks District Council to reverse refugee policy

Local campaign forces Sevenoaks District Council to reverse refugee policy Yesterday evening Sevenoaks District Council finally succumbed to overwhelming pressure from Lib Dem councillors and local people, reversing its previous decision not to help a single family fleeing war in … Continue reading

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EU health workers in Sevenoaks and Swanley should be given right to stay in UK

Local Liberal Democrats have called on Sir Michael Fallon MP to ensure thousands of EU nationals living in his parliamentary constituency are guaranteed the right to remain in Britain after Brexit. Some 270,000 EU nationals live and work in the … Continue reading

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Many Thanks to all our voters and helpers in Swanley

The Tories won the Swanley White Oak by election with 319 votes on an 18 per cent turnout, by a narrow majority. Labour came in second on 307 votes and Lib Dem candidate Robert Woodbridge got 230 votes. Many thanks … Continue reading

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Tackling Shingles through wider vaccine availability – Lib Dem Question to the Health Minister

SHINGLES CAN BE A HIGHLY DEBILITATING AND DANGEROUS VIRUS IN MY EXPERIENCE Following contact from several Swanley and Sevenoaks residents about the age restrictions on the availability of the Shingles vaccine, Lib Dem health spokesman Norman Lamb has tabled the … Continue reading

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