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Welcome to Tunbridge Wells Liberal Democrats

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Tunbridge Wells Liberal Democrats work hard to represent people across the borough of Tunbridge Wells. We cover Tunbridge Wells, Southborough, Paddock Wood, Pembury and Hawkhurst, as well as all of the villages in between.

Latest News from Tunbridge Wells Lib Dems

  • Article: Sep 24, 2015

    Newly elected Leader of the Li beral Democrats, Tim Farron, was given a rousing reception following a very powerful closing address to the Liberal Democrat conference in Bournemouth on Wednesday.

    To watch a video of the speech in full or to read the speech please click here.

  • Trudy Dean
    Article: Sep 18, 2015


    The A20 between Borough Green and Coldharbour, Aylesford has been accepted as exceeding its capacity by Kent Highways, and is subject to high levels of congestion daily. It is also the emergency relief diversion route for M20 when closures occur. Can the Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport please update the Council on the current progress on feasibility studies to relieve congestion particularly at junctions? In his reply will he please include the feasibility work being done on j5 slip roads to M25.

  • Martin Vye
    Article: Sep 18, 2015


    In recent weeks we have seen two large charitable organisations fold through economic problems, Kids Company and the British Association for Adoption and Fostering.

    Kent County Council relies on many local and national Charitable and Voluntary organisations for the delivery of a wide range of crucial services. Is the Leader satisfied that adequate checks are regularly made on the financial soundness and governance structures of these organisations, as I am concerned that KCC's commissioning arrangements could jeopardise the financial stability of these organisations.

  • Rob Bird
    Article: Sep 18, 2015


    At the beginning of August local and national media reported on the case of Lithuanian workers who had been held in Maidstone houses and forced to work in a chicken farm just a few miles away. Unfortunately there may be many similar cases here in Maidstone and in other parts of the county.

    The 2015 Modern Slavery Act sets out the responsibilities of county councils, district councils and other agencies to identify and support the victims of slavery and human trafficking. Is the Leader satisfied that the current arrangements in Kent are adequate and, if not, what steps are being taken to address the situation?

  • shepway north (Brian Clark)
    Article: Jul 24, 2015

    During the full county council meeting in March, in which a question was posed on part-night street lighting and a 10,000+ signature "Right to Light" petition was debated, the new cabinet member for Environment and Transport, echoed his predecessor in assuring residents, "Going forward we have said that all-night lighting will return as part of the proposal to convert the County Council's entire stock of streetlights to LED".