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District, town and parish elections were held on 2nd May 2019.

Full details can be found on the Sevenoaks District Council election results page

Kent County Council:

Richard Streatfeild MBE - Sevenoaks Town Division:
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Sevenoaks District Council:

Three Liberal Democrats were elected to Sevenoaks District Council:

Elizabeth Purves - Sevenoaks Eastern Ward cllr.purves@sevenoaks.gov.uk
Merilyn Canet - Sevenoaks Northern Ward cllr.canet@sevenoaks.gov.uk
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Tony Clayton - Sevenoaks Eastern Ward cllr.clayton@sevenoaks.gov.uk

Sevenoaks Town Council

There are eight Liberal Democrats on Sevenoaks Town Council.

Northern Ward

Merilyn Canet (Sevenoaks Town Mayor)

Merilyn has lived most of her life in Sevenoaks, raising her family and working here in the health service.

Merilyn has worked on improvements to Bradbourne Lakes, for better sports faciities at Greatness, and the rebuilding of Bat & Ball Station.

Merilyn is keen to encourage safer streets around our schools, to fix our roads and pavements

She wants to clear up our pubic spaces so they are safe and free from litter.

Merilyn works with the Sevenoaks Seniors Action Forum to create a better deal for older people.

This means encouraging better public transport, and homes and infrastructure that work for all familes

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Claire Shea (Chair of Community Infrastructure Investment)

Claire has lived near Bradbourne Lakes since 2009.

A professional working on design and project management for housing, hospitals and regeneration projects.

Claire has good experience of getting things done!

She currently lives with her family - including three children at local schools.

Claire believes their future requires sensible, collaboratine and inclusive politics.

She wants safe streets around our schools, improvements to our parks, and the best sustainable design for the homes we need.

Claire Shea

Victoria Granville-Baxter (Vice Chair of Open Spaces, and of Stag Trustees)

Victoria is a Sevenoaks designer who cares passionately about the history and natural environment of our town.

She works with local voluntary groups, includingSevenoaks Society, the Kent Visual Arts Forum, and the U3A to promote the town for all to enjoy.

She designed the 2019 Sevenoaks Heritage Exhibition and has co-authored 7 books to encourage walking and fitness for all ages.

Victoria is currently Vice Chair of Stag Trustees.

Victoria Granville


Tony Clayton (Chair Finance and Vice Chair Personnel)

Tony has lived in Bayham Road since 1983, and served as a Town Councillor for Eastern ward since 1987.

He also served as a District Councillor up to 2007, in which time he led the Blighs development and set up Sevenoaks first Town Partnership to promote our High Street and local economy.

Tony has worked as an economist in the commercial business sector, as an advisor to major UK companies and in government.

He promotes good public transport as chair of Sevenoaks Rail Travellers Association.

Tony wants to see Sevenoaks streets safer for walkers and cyclists, and less dominated by speeding traffic.


Tom Morris - Brown

Tom grew up in Sevenoaks and after time away working in London is now living in Hillingdon Avenue.

He was elected to serve Eastern ward in May 2019 - and married four weeks later.

Tom is a keen cyclist and believes passionately in improving local sustainable transport for residents of all ages.

A frequent visitor to Stag, he wants to develop our local arts centre's very real potential.

As a gardener and member of several conservation groups, Tom is committed to Keep Sevenoaks Green, as well as supporting local businesses and community organisations

Tom at gate

Ed Waite (Chair Youth Services)

Ed has lived in Sevenoaks since 1990, bringing up his young family here and working in London.

Ed has represented Eastern ward since 2015, and serves on the Stag Trustee Board.

With a child starting at secondary school he wants routes to all our schools made as safe as possible.

With more homes and better facilities Sevenoaks is now a more lively community, with growing pressure for development.

So it's essential to maintain our green spaces, parks and allottments, and to focus new development on brownfield sites.



Lise Michealides

Lise was elected to represent Town Ward in May 2019.

She has lived in the Sevenoaks area for almost 30 years with her family, including three grown up children.

Lise is passionately committed to grassroots community issues, to creating better opportunities in housing and for young people.

She has served as a school governor, works at the Sevenoaks food bank, and has set up a community lunch club.

Lise is interested in sustainable food and how to promote it.

Lise 2019

Sue Camp (Vice Chair of Planning Committee)

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Edenbridge Town Council

There are two Liberal Democrats on Edenbridge Town Council

Jon Aldridge

Jon has lived in Edenbridge since 2016, and was first elected in 2019. He is on the Open Spaces, Planning & Transport, Emergency Planning and Forward Planning committees.

Jon would like to see Edenbridge develop as a vibrant family-friendly town with strong links to West-Kent and London.

Jon Aldridge

Alan Danmodaran

Alan has lived in Edenbridge for over 10 years, and was first elected in 2019. He is on the Open Spaces, Planning & Transport, Finance, Emergency Planning and Forward Planning committees.

Alan is passionate about representing local people, and wants to bring better services to the local community while preserving the character of Edenbridge.

Alan Damodaran