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How will Conservative councillors in Tunbridge Wells stand up to police cuts?

Letter to the Editor, printed in The Times of Tunbridge Wells, February 2019. Written by Bjorn Simpole, Chair, Tunbridge Wells Branch Labour Party Dear Sir I write as the prospective Labour candidate for Rusthall in the May local elections regarding your article on former police Borough Commander Dave Pate. I endorse the comments of Cllr Mark Ellis quoted in the piece. […]

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Reducing the high cost of traffic congestion

Article written by Martin Betts, Vice Chair, Tunbridge Wells Constituency Labour Party Being stuck in traffic jams and slow-moving lines of traffic wastes time, is expensive and damages people’s health. Recent research has shown that the UK is one of the most congested countries in the world. Drivers in UK cities are spending more time […]

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Where’s the focus on reducing poverty?

Article written by Bjorn Simpole, Tunbridge Wells Constituency Policy Officer Tunbridge Wells is a really great place to live, but a profoundly unequal place. Streets away from handsome £1 million plus detached villas live children in families who struggle to afford the basic necessities of life. Those whose choice in the winter can be between […]

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“Can you see me?” Presentation from Labour Womens Forum on disability and gender | 7th February, Crabbe Hall, Tunbridge Wells

Following the TWCLP GC Meeting in February (open to all members) will be a special presentation from the Womens Forum covering issues of equality and gender relating to disability and how it impacts and is impacted by the following topics: 2010 Equality Act Affordable Housing Public Transport Social Care PIP Assessments Venue is fully wheelchair […]

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An evening of ideas and discussion with Mark Perryman, Editor of ‘The Corbyn Effect’

In a special Tunbridge Wells event, Mark Perryman will explore the fundamental shift in our system of ideas that Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the Labour Party has made possible, and how this is likely to be affected by the Brexit fallout. ‘The Corbyn Effect’ is the first serious attempt to understand this exciting new phenomenon […]

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Tunbridge Wells Branch Meeting | 8 January 2019 | Poverty & Austerity

Come and join the Tunbridge Wells Branch Meeting of the TWCLP! Open to all members of Tunbridge Wells Branch. Please come and contribute your experiences of poverty where you live and shape how we respond as a local Labour party. Time: 7.30pm Venue: The Gallery Room, Camden Centre, Camden Rd, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 2SW Topics to […]

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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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More local consultation needed on summer festivals

After the recent negative Flamefest publicity Tunbridge Wells Borough Council must sharpen up its approval procedures for outdoor events and involve local councillors at an early stage. Flamefest – ‘the festival for enlightened, kinky partygoers’ – promised an outdoor S&M dungeon and ‘adult play area’ in a ‘secret location in Kent …an area of outstanding […]

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