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  • Bird 2018
    Article: Dec 11, 2018
    By Marian Bowles, Chasey Crawford Usher and other Sevenoaks Teachers

    88% of schools have endured real terms budget cuts since 2015. The average primary school is £52,546 worse off each year; secondary schools on average £178,321. Schools ask for parental contributions, the school week is shorter and teachers face redundancies as Headteachers tackle budget shortfalls.

  • Article: Dec 6, 2018

    A new, detailed poll from Best for Britain, released on 5 December 2018, shows how public opinion has shifted towards Remain trhoughout the country. Sevenoaks and Swanley voted to Leave on 2016 but now has a majority for Remain. The full details are downloadable here.

    In the Referendum, 46.1% voted Remain, but the current figure would be 50.3%.

  • Bird 2018
    Article: Dec 5, 2018

    Dear Prime Minister

    Your letter to the British people outlines the Withdrawal Agreement from the EU, which I and most British people regard as unsatisfactory. It has taken two years to cover three issues - finance, citizens rights and the Irish border. There is no chance that the much longer list in the Political Declaration will be agreed by December 2020, or even by 2022..

  • Merilyn version 2
    Article: Dec 5, 2018
    By Merilyn Canet

    Sevenoaks has gone a long way to do this. Our town runs on the skills of retired people! Many give time and abilities to voluntary organisations, to neighbours, in support to their families, serve on local councils, in schools and in churches.

    We are changing the narrative on retirement and the image of older people. Abolition of a compulsory retirement age helped move things along ten years ago. Many more people now work beyond their 60's. But volunteering has been crucial to Sevenoaks life for much longer. It has improved quality of life for both volunteers and those they serve.

  • Tony Clayton stands firm while MPs in chaos, 11.12.18
    Page: Nov 28, 2018

    Do you want an 'Exit From Brexit'? Then sign our national petition by following this link.

    Liberal Democrat policy on Europe, and what we are doing nationally to fight for the People's Vote and win the vote to Remain is outlined here.

    What has the EU done for our area? Find out on this site, by just typing in your postcode or district.

  • Sevenoaks Northern November 2018 People First
    Article: Nov 28, 2018

    Distributed by Liberal Democrats

    Across Sevenoaks Northern Ward