Author Archives: Alan Bullion

About Alan Bullion

Alan Bullion is Lib Dem Parliamentary Spokesman for Sevenoaks and Swanley

British foods must be protected post-Brexit

Responding to reports that the EU will be setting out a positioning paper on how celebrated brands from Europe, such as Champagne, should continue to be protected after Brexit, Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable has demanded that the British government … Continue reading

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Sevenoaks rail services can only get better

Dear Editor A year ago rail travellers in Sevenoaks complained that the services on South Eastern offered the worst value for money in Britain. This came from Which? surveys across the country. Now comes news that things are getting better. … Continue reading

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Your vital feedback on the Northern Sevenoaks Masterplan

Response to Northern Sevenoaks Masterplan based on a Community Survey by Sevenoaks Liberal Democrats Over the last few months we have spoken to hundreds of people face to face, and received well over 100 written responses to the Community Surveys … Continue reading

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Sevenoaks Lib Dems welcome Vince Cable as leader

On Wednesday Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable MP spoke to a packed meeting in Eastbourne. His upbeat speech covered crucial policies to be debated at the Lib Dem Autumn Conference in Bournemouth – Housing. Health. Social Justice and Tackling … Continue reading

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Lib Dems call for sustainable rail future for Sevenoaks commuters

Sevenoaks rail passengers face yet another eye-watering rise in fares come the New Year, well above the rate of inflation, making it one of the most expensive commutes in the country mile for mile, as shown below. The justification given … Continue reading

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Many thanks from Richard Streatfeild

Richard Streatfeild would like to thank all those who voted for him and everyone who helped in his by-election campaign. The result on a turnout of 37% was as follows: CONSERVATIVE 438 LIB DEM 253 LABOUR 54

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Vote TODAY for Richard STREATFEILD – Bough Beech, Chiddingstone, Fordcombe and Penshurst NB: Polls close at 10pm

Richard Streatfeild FinalRichardvotetoday Record of action * Investment in a new community hall * Opposing major expansion at Gatwick * Funding for village sports facilities * Community broadband initiative * Starting work on affordable homes Ready to deliver more * … Continue reading

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Choose Richard Streatfeild as your District Councillor for Penshurst, Fordcombe, Chiddingstone and Bough Beech on Thursday August 3rd

Please elect Richard Streatfeild for Penshurst, Fordcombe, Chiddingstone and Bough Beech A9R27E7.tmp Richard says: “We need more sustained action on aircraft noise. It looks as if we have won on no new Gatwick airport runways but need to keep pressure … Continue reading

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Sevenoaks school teacher provision DUPed by Tory power deal

The Tory government’s £1 billion deal with the DUP could have paid for at least one extra teacher for every secondary school across the UK, research by the Liberal Democrats has revealed. Official figures show there are 4,169 state-funded secondary … Continue reading

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Leadership contender Vince Cable warns on new Brexit crunch

One year on from the referendum result, Vince Cable has warned that the country is facing a “Brexit crunch” unless Tory Prime Minister Theresa May changes course. The Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor, who is widely credited with predicting the 2008 … Continue reading

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