Author Archive | Martin Betts

Antonio Weiss

Antonio’s Campaign Blog #4: “He’s not local?! Get him out of here!”

Guest blog by Martin Betts, Vice Chair TW Labour It’s come to our attention that some of our political opponents are pushing hard on the message that our excellent Labour candidate “isn’t local.” We’d like to set the record straight about this, because it’s quite misleading and a little bit unsavoury. Antonio doesn’t currently live in the Tunbridge […]

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Tunbridge Wells Labour

Cuts in services are harming our communities

By Bjorn Simpole, Vice Chair of Tunbridge Wells Constituency Labour Party . The 2010 coalition government promised to get rid of the budget deficit and reduce the country’s debt. What followed were some of the toughest austerity measures since the war aimed at cutting funding to most of our public services, many of these at […]

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Tunbridge Wells Labour

Celebrate votes for women and International Women’s Day

Article by Carol Wilson, Women’s Officer, Tunbridge Wells Constituency Labour Party Come and join us on March 8th in Tunbridge Wells when women from across the borough will be marching from the Pantiles to the Royal Victoria Place to celebrate International Women’s Day.  The day will be a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural […]

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Tunbridge Wells Labour

NHS winter crisis – this must be the last

At the start of the NHS’s 70th birthday patients and staff are currently experiencing the worst winter crisis on record. So far this winter up to 100,000 patients have waited to be seen for over 30 minutes in the back of ambulances or in parts of hospitals – including corridors. Bed occupancy has averaged at […]

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Tunbridge Wells Labour

Universal Credit – “unfair and unforgiving”

The government’s flagship Universal Credit (UC) programme is plunging millions of people into poverty, leaving them unable to pay rent or put a meal on the table, and causing them to face debt and eviction as a result. In theory UC is a good idea that replaces six different types of social security. Rather than […]

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