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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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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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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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Kent County Council election results

Strong fight increases Labour vote Kent County Council Election results can be found here Martin Betts, Campaigns Co-ordinator said ‘I would like to thank everyone who helped to make the Labour message known in Tunbridge Wells in the recent Kent County Council elections. Across Tunbridge Wells and Cranbrook the Conservatives took all six seats, gaining one from […]

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