Category Archives: Sevenoaks

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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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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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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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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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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Thanks to all our helpers in the County and General elections

Dear Supporter, Ten days after the General Election our thoughts are with the tragedy in Kensington. In the most affluent area of Britain, it poses big questions about how less advantaged people are heard, and how we build our open, … Continue reading

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Many thanks to our 4,280 Lib Dem voters

Many thanks to everyone who voted Lib Dem in Sevenoaks and Swanley constituency on June 8th. Thanks also to all our campaign helpers and supporters. The result was an increase on 2015 and would not have been possible without you … Continue reading

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