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Tunbridge Wells Labour

Why we want a final say on Brexit deal

Despite being the only constituency in Kent that voted Remain in the EU referendum, Conservative councillors on Tunbridge Wells Borough Council threw out a motion asking for their support for a People’s Vote on the final deal negotiated by Theresa May. Written by Martin Betts Labour Party local campaign co-ordinator In an acrimonious debate they said Brexit […]

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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

Tackle the cause of foodbanks – end austerity

Published in the Times of Tunbridge Wells – Wednesday 12 July 2017 The recent Times of Tunbridge Wells article about Nourish Community Foodbank highlighted that despite a veneer of wealth in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge there are real pockets of deprivation. The article pointed out that Nourish has seen a huge rise in demand for […]

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Candidate for Tunbridge Wells Announced

Parliamentary Candidate for Tunbridge Wells Tunbridge Wells Labour is pleased to announce that our candidate for the General Election is Charles Woodgate.  Charles was born and has lived in different parts of Kent for most of his life. He currently lives in Tilmanstone in East Kent with his wife Liza and two young sons. He […]

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Damning Hospital Report

‘Poorly led, requires improvement….’ The Care Quality Commission has judged that Tunbridge Wells Hospital is poorly led, requires improvement in all areas and is putting the lives of patients in intensive care at risk. In a report published this week the Chief Inspector of Hospitals graded both the Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone hospitals as ‘requiring […]

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