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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: Jul 30, 2014

    Martin Vye has today sent the following message to the Save Manston Airport group

    The Liberal Democrat group on Kent County Council have discussed your e-mail to all county councillors. We wish to say that we support the idea of restoring Manston as a working airport, provided that its future is secured by a sound business case, and assured financial backing;and urge the County Council administration to participate fully in investigation into the viability of the project.

  • Article: Jul 22, 2014

    At the County Council meeting on the 17th of July Martin Vye, Liberal Democrat spokesperson on Kent County Council, asked what the administration are doing to combat extremism and racism in Kent schools.

    He said: "the widely publicised investigation into certain Birmingham schools has made us all think about what values individual schools are promoting. The answer I got from the Cabinet Member for Education is that in Kent it is left to the police to investigate, and tackle, the problem of extremism if it exists in our schools. I was told that the police have been conducting visits to schools, under the national PREVENT programme, and have talked with a number of school pupils referred to them."

  • Martin Vye
    Article: Jul 20, 2014
    By Martin Vye

    Martin Vye, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats on Kent County Council, and spokesperson for children's services, told the County Council on Thursday that the Conservative administration could no longer live in cloud-cuckoo-land. A report from the county's Safeguarding Children Board said that although there had been a noticeable improvement in children's services over the past four years, demand for them was increasing. Referrals are up, the number of children in care is up, and the number of children with a child protection plan was up.

  • Article: Jul 2, 2014

    Martin Vye, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats on Kent County Council, is calling for an end to the disgusting and damaging spillage of raw sewage into rivers and streams in Kent. He says: "I have personal experience of the failure of a water company to dispose of sewage in an acceptable way. Our local main sewer has many cracks in it, and when there is rainfall like we experienced last winter surface water pours into the pipe causing back up of sewage into people's homes. To stop that we were subjected for months from dawn to dusk to big tankers going backwards and forwards to empty the sewer - and in other places nearby sewage was allowed to be discharged into the stream."

  • Five Acre Wood 2 (Brian Clark)
    Article: Jul 1, 2014

    Plans to build on the former Oldborough Manor playing field threaten to ruin a protected ancient wood in Boughton Lane.

    Kent County Councillor Brian Clark (Lib Dem Maidstone South) and Maidstone Borough Councillor Derek Mortimer (Lib Dem Maidstone South Ward) are urging planners to refuse a plan for 220 homes at the site, which includes a new roadway through the heart of Five Acre Wood.