Category Archives: Sevenoaks

Sevenoaks remains an open, tolerant and united community

Statement by Tony Clayton, Chair of Sevenoaks Liberal Democrats No place in Sevenoaks for violent behaviour masquerading as politics I’m glad that Sevenoaks Town Councillors came together on Monday night, at their first meeting after the disruption on Saturday in … Continue reading

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Come and meet the Young European of the Year in Sevenoaks this Saturday evening!

Young European of the Year 2018 is British – and she’s heading for Sevenoaks this weekend On Saturday 21st April Sevenoaks hosts a big event in the debate on Brexit. Top of the bill is Professor AC Grayling who campaigns … Continue reading

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Lib Dems announce bold new policies on housing, education and policing

Britain is an incredibly divided country, and the Liberal Democrats want to rebuild an open, tolerant, outward looking Britain. As a party we must think big and be radical and forward-looking. Brexit is sucking the life out of Westminster. Urgent … Continue reading

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How can we successfully tackle crime in Sevenoaks?

Talking Point for Sevenoaks Chronicle/Kent Live – published as the second article in a series on March 1 2018 Question: According to police figures, recorded offences show a 14% year on year increase across England and Wales. Is this a … Continue reading

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Lib Dems to fund NHS spending through dedicated health tax

The Liberal Democrats will protect the National Health Service budget in the next Parliament. Spending will rise by at least the rate of inflation over the next Parliament under plans included in the party’s election manifesto. We will also pool … Continue reading

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Save £560 a year from Sevenoaks to London

If you’re a regular commuter and just about to renew your annual season ticket to avoid the New Year above inflation price hikes, you can legitimately save £560 a year by buying two season tickets – one from Sevenoaks to … Continue reading

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Not so Happy 2018 from Southeastern Trains

The 2018 fares have just been announced. An annual Standard Class season ticket from Sevenoaks to Charing Cross or Cannon Street, currently £3,380, will increase to an eye-watering £3,500. As usual, Sevenoaks commuters are being gouged. Similar length commuter journeys … Continue reading

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Keeping Sevenoaks Green and Safe for all – Eastern Ward update

KEEPING SEVENOAKS GREEN THE VINE Your Lib Dem councillors back local residents campaigning against a commuter car park on the Vine. This land, next to Vine Cricket ground, was given to Sevenoaks as part of its War Memorial. It must … Continue reading

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Further Thameslink upgrade delay puts Sevenoaks passengers to back of queue

After years of disruption to Kent commuters and £6.5 billion of taxpayers’ money, rail industry bosses have concluded that the refurbished Thameslink line between Blackfriars and St Pancras will only be able to handle 75% of the planned services in … Continue reading

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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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