Category Archives: Sevenoaks

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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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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