• The union flag flying next to the EU flag.
    Article: Sep 3, 2018
    By Tom Brake

    The Government have refused to guarantee that MPs will see the full impact analysis of a no-deal Brexit before the final vote on departure from the EU.

    The Government are clearly losing the plot.

    Refusing to show MPs the full damage a no-deal Brexit would inflict on our country makes a mockery of the discredited mantra 'Taking Back Control'.

  • Krish and Merilyn Canet at the site of 'New Farningham
    Article: Sep 1, 2018

    In a seat where we had not stood for election in over a decade, Liberal Democrats this week started on the road back.

    Despite being trolled by the Tories as 'irrelevant' during the campaign, the result showed that Lib Dems are the main challengers to Conservatives in this part of Kent. Labour came third in all three villages covered by the District Council ward.

  • Alan Bullion by Market House
    Article: Aug 30, 2018
    By Alan Bullion

    This is a real issue, as the Gambling Comission's recent survey of 11 to 16 year olds showed. They found that:
    12% of 11-16 year olds had spent their own money gambling in the past week
    The most common forms of gambling are fruit machines (4%), private bets with friends (3%) and National Lottery scratchcards (3%)
    Young people who had gambled spent an average of £10 on gambling in the week

  • Final Say
    Article: Aug 24, 2018

    Who should get the final say on the Brexit deal?

    ❌ The Government
    ❌ Politicians
    ✔️ You

    Agree? Add your name ▶ www.libdems.org.uk/exit-brexit

    Website URL

    The Brexit deal will affect your future. So you should have the final say, not the politicians.

  • Tony Clayton in Bayham Rd
    Article: Aug 22, 2018
    By Tony Clayton

    Some politicians may have decided that the environment matters less than picking quarrels with our neighbours, or starting trade wars, but fortunately people haven't. As forests burn from Greece to California in yet another year for record temperatures, and plastic chokes our oceans, the reaction of most in our communities is that this needs fixing.

  • ExitBrexitApril2018
    Article: Aug 15, 2018
    By Tristan Ward

    "Not another one!" said Brenda of Bristol. We understand. But ultimately, a final say for the people would be accepted by the people of Sevenoaks, Swanley and our villages.

    Lib Dems, and cross party campaigners of 'Together In Europe', here have asked them and a majority, including some who voted Leave, say they want it Here's why.

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    Article: Aug 7, 2018
    By Ed Waite

    The housing crisis in Britain is an emergency. House prices are high, especially for first time buyers. For many people, rents are unaffordable.

    Sevenoaks District Council admits that its planning and housing finance have failed to deliver affordable housing targets for years. Social housing providers can't build homes for rent closer than Ashford, thanks to high land prices. Many who work in Sevenoaks can't afford to live here.

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    Article: Jul 31, 2018
    By Tony Clayton

    Sevenoaks economy depends on London. When the City sneezes we catch cold. House prices fall, local shops and services, suffer, business investment stops. It happened twice in the last 20 years and councils can't change it.

    But they can make Sevenoaks a more attractive place to live, work and do business. That can tip the scales persuading people to invest here, to choose to open businesses and to live here. That's why Liberal Democrats first launched Sevenoaks Town Partnership, over 20 years ago to bring business, residents and local authorities together, and promote the town. Now it goes from strength to strength.