Category Archives: Swanley

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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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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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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Vote Lib Dem in Sevenoaks & Swanley

Vote for Alan Bullion, your Lib Dem candidate, on Thursday June 8th. Polls are open from 7am to 10pm. In a final pitch to voters before the country goes to the polls, Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron said: “Theresa May … Continue reading

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Sevenoaks Lib Dems welcome extra funding for schools and hospitals

The Liberal Democrats have announced a £17 billion infrastructure fund to repair and restore schools and hospitals across England. Local headteachers are increasingly forced to use money that should be dedicated for books, teachers and equipment to fix leaking roofs … Continue reading

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Sevenoaks hustings meeting cancelled

Sevenoaks Churches Together has cancelled the Hustings meeting tonight as a mark of respect to all affected. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all.

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15 questions Theresa May and Michael Fallon must answer

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has laid down 15 questions for the Conservatives to answer on the big issues of national security, schools, health and social care, welfare and their manifesto. He has attacked them and their leader Theresa May … Continue reading

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