Author Archives: Alan Bullion

About Alan Bullion

Alan Bullion is Lib Dem Parliamentary Spokesman for Sevenoaks and Swanley

Fallon apart at the seams

Liberal Democrat chief whip Alistair Carmichael has responded to the sudden resignation of Sir Michael Fallon as Defence Secretary. Alistair Carmichael said: “Theresa May’s cabinet is falling apart like a cheap piece of flat-pack furniture. “As we face the biggest … Continue reading

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Sevenoaks Council should respect its War Memorial

Last week our Conservative District councillors voted as one to allow parking on the Vine for much of the next two years. Is there any doubt that if somebody else had come up with such an outrageous plan they would … Continue reading

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Meopham North result

Dear All, As promised, the result from the Meopham North council by-election count this morning: Con 721 (64%) LD 192 (17%) Lab 155 (13.8%) UKIP 59 (5.2%) Considering we didn’t even have a candidate when the last full borough elections … Continue reading

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Exit from Brexit – an update from Bournemouth

LIB DEMS AUTUMN CONFERENCE 2017 Some key messages emerging from debates and conversations on Brexit Conference passed the motion Opposing Brexit as amended by Amendment 1. This calls for an Exit from Brexit referendum “once the outcome of the UK-EU … Continue reading

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Bournemouth Lib Dem conference report – Brexit and so much more besides!

2017 Autumn Conference in Bournemouth – Andrew Michaelides reports. The strong presence of new members at conference is impressive, and I understand this was the best attended conference ever, with the highest number of first-time attendees as well. The reassuring … Continue reading

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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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