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  • David Finch
    Article: Jan 29, 2020

    Adapting to climate change is no solution to preventing further global temperature rise, but it has become a necessity in the world we live in. There are obviously limits to our capacity to adapt and we must be honest about it.

    For example, rising sea levels can only be managed for a limited time before large areas of low lying land become submerged. This includes areas of Kent; the Isle of Thanet will be an island again, and the oysters may take over Whitstable.

  • Merilyn version 2
    Article: Jan 29, 2020
    In Dr Merilyn Canet

    Every day, over 30 people are unnecessarily in our local acute hospitals because their non-acute care can't be transferred elsewhere within the NHS or social care. More generally, most of the pressure on our hospitals comes from patients who would be better cared for somewhere else. This blocks further patient admissions, causing delays in A&E and waits for ambulances who can't go to the next call.

  • Eric Syddique
    Article: Jan 26, 2020
    By Tony Clayton

    We are sad to announce the death, at home in Eynsford, of Eric Syddique, the longest serving councillor for the village, and first leader of SDP - Liberal Alliance, and then Liberal Democrat, Group on Sevenoaks District Council.

    According to the District Council's election records, Eric was voted onto Sevenoaks District Council when it was created in 1973. He was re-elected at five elections before retiring in 1995. Under Eric's leadership the group grew from four members to 11, before becoming the largest group on the council in 1995.

  • Candidates 2019
    Article: Jan 8, 2020
    By Tony Clayton

    Sevenoaks Liberal Democrat Councillors set out their top priorites

    For our Town, District and County Councils, the top priority for action in 2020 is the one most people recognised as crucial during 2019 - starting the journey to cut our dependence on carbon based energy. This needs more than government targets and political declarations. Achieving it means changing the way we travel, heat our homes, organise our lives, what we eat and what we throw away.

  • Article: Dec 15, 2019
    Though the national results were extremely disappointing, with too many Liberal Democrat target seats missed by a narrow margin, the local results for the four constituencies within the Sevenoaks, Dartford and Gravesham Liberal Democrats area provided some cheer despite none being a target seat enjoying any central support:
  • Gareth at Climate Demo
    Article: Dec 4, 2019

    Conservatives didn't show up for either the Party Leaders debate or the local debate on Climate Change. Their council green policies have been inadequate. Conservatives are not taking this issue seriously at National or local level. They are out of step with the electorate and young people who understand the gravity of the situation.

  • Holly Cottage
    Article: Dec 3, 2019

    From High Street to The Vine and Hollybush Lane

  • Garet and Alice
    Article: Dec 2, 2019

    Last week, YouGov published its huge MRP poll of the country. This poll has legendary status after it correctly predicted a hung Parliament in 2017 as well as the surprise results in Canterbury and Kensington.

    The poll shows that the Liberal Democrats are clear challengers to the Tories in Sevenoaks well ahead of Labour who are lagging on 14%.

    Liberal Democrat candidate, Gareth Willis says:

    "It's great to see YouGov confirming what we have heard on so many doorsteps. I am the main challenger to the former Cameron political adviser parachuted in by the Tories. I urge Labour and Green voters to lend me their vote for this crucial election."

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