Tunbridge Wells Labour

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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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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