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Recent news and updates

  • The Vine - Sevenoaks
    Article: Jul 14, 2019
    By Tony Clayton

    Sevenoaks' Lib Dem Councillors have asked thousands of voters how they would start the journey to zero carbon - starting now. We know government is moving too slowly and will miss the targets it has set to avoid serious climate damage. So we need to make this happen locally.

    Here are ideas so far - Will you support them? What else will make a difference?

  • Gillian Douglass 1
    Article: Jul 8, 2019
    By Gillian Douglas

    People who have sexual identities other than heterosexual have been discriminated against throughout history. It is important, therefore, that children are taught about LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, etc.) rights in school, both to gain awareness and to help the situation improve. The Liberal Democrats campaign against prejudice and discrimination against LGBT+ people while continuing to campaign for the UK government to ratify the Instanbul Convention which protects the rights of women and girls.

  • Tony Clayton in Bayham Rd
    Article: Jun 25, 2019
    By Tony Clayton

    Your Council Tax bill which arrived in April repeats the story of above inflation increases. Up 5.4% this year - bringing the rise over five years to almost a quarter. Much higher than the 10% increase in most wages over the same period.

    More local services are now paid for through the regressive Council Tax system, which hits low income families harder. Less comes through central government from income tax, which is related to ability to pay.

  • Article: Jun 17, 2019

    Compulsive viewing!

    For the past 18 months Belgian filmmaker Alain de Halleux has been following Michel Barnier, EU chief negotiator, behind the scenes of events with a film tracing in real time the various stages of the discussions that led to the agreement, still awaiting ratification, on the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union.

  • Opportunity?
    Article: Jun 13, 2019
    By Tony Clayton
    What sort of Europe do we want to live in?
    We want to live in Winston Churchill's 'United State of Europe' .
    This means sovereign nations - 'those that can, and those who will' - as Churchill put it in 1947 , coming together in a confederation to build a common European family of peoples. Across all the countries which join, people would enjoy:
  • Lib Dem's successful candidates in Sevenoaks Town elections
    Article: May 5, 2019
    By Tony Clayton

    Five new Liberal Democrat councillors for Sevenoaks Town Council will bring new ideas to its work over the next four years. They are:

    Eastern ward - Tom Morris, who joins Tony Clayton and Ed Waite
    Northern ward - Claire Shea and Victoria Baxter, who join Merilyn Canet
    Town ward - Lise Michaelides
    St Johns ward - Sue Camp

  • Lise 2019
    Article: May 4, 2019

    Seven New Liberal Democrat Councillors

    Appologies it's taken a while to post news of yesterday's elections. The count in Sevenoaks went on to 7.30 on Friday night, with our last gains in the final minutes. You now have seven new Lib Dem councillors. Many thanks to all who have helped along the way!

    Since then we've been busy getting our new Council Group in Sevenoaks Town together to decide objectives. Conservative control of the Town Council has ended. We meet Council staff to start work today (Saturday!)