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Tunbridge Wells Labour

Tory meltdown – but will they listen?

By Martin Betts, Vice Chair, TWCLP. Labour was given a significant boost at the Borough Council elections on 2 May – winning two seats in Southborough and High Brooms and Sherwood and just missing a victory in Paddock Wood West on the toss of a coin. In these elections local Conservatives were given a massive […]

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Local election results 2018

We had a stunning success in Southborough and High Brooms where Alain Lewis won with 62% of the vote. We managed to double our vote in Sherwood and St John’s. Not quite enough to win but enough to build on next year. Labour voters had the opportunity to vote for their candidates across the borough […]

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We need a council that listens

The borough council elections have proven to be the referendum the Conservatives never wanted. The results are conclusive, more conclusive than the EU referendum. 57% of voters backed parties that were opposed to the new civic complex and theatre. 43% of voters backed the Conservatives who put forward the plan. The silent majority has spoken. […]

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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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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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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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