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Gareth Willis: A Brighter Future for Sevenoaks and Swanley

Gareth Willis

Gareth Willis, Lib Dem for Sevenoaks and Swanley

Gareth is an experienced teacher in Sevenoaks, working with young people to broaden their horizons. He is convinced that a Britain leading in Europe is best for their future. It is also the best way to build a strong economy, better public services, a fairer society and a more sustainable and a safer world.

If elected to government, the Liberal Democrats are determined to use the £50bn Remain Bonus to bring our country back together. Our demomcracy needs to be healed. We will invest and support our public services. We will support lifelong learning and working families, and invest in Mental Health services as a matter of urgency.

Acting on Climate Change

We need more determined action to stop climate change

Government has made the right noises on climate action - but it must move much faster on reducing energy wasted in homes and transport. Our local councillors are putting zero carbon at the heart of local planning. Can you help me to do it at Westminster?

Affordable Housing

Affordable housing needs a plan backed by all our communities.

We need homes for local people who live and work here, with well-planned transport, schools and health services. Government and our district council are squabbling over this. As your next MP I will make them listen to you.

Latest Election News from Sevenoaks

  • Sevenoaks pedestrian plan
    Article: Jun 4, 2020
    By Tony Clayton

    Sevenoaks District Council's plan for Sevenoaks recovery will kill the town. That's the verdict of shoppers and business people on the District Leader's plan to march people up one side of High Street and London Road and down the other, published today for a decision tonight.

    Instead of creating more space for shoppers to queue outside shops, to pass each other and for visitors to feel safe, anyone on foot will be crammed onto existing narrow pavements in order to allow traffic to flow freely, on its way to out of town retail parks.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • Chip stead banner
    Article: Dec 1, 2019

    From Sevenoaks to Chipstead to Horton Kirby ..... Sevenoaks is turning Orange

  • Gareth Swanley Station
    Article: Nov 25, 2019

    A warm welcome from Swaney voters - at Swanley station and in Swanley Square

    Gareth met hundreds of friendy voters, and Lib Dem members incuding a former Swanley mayor.

  • Riverhead banners
    Article: Nov 24, 2019

    Making a splash on the A25

  • LD Plan banner
    Article: Nov 20, 2019

    The Liberal Democrat Manifesto was published today - setting out our plan for our Future

    Stop Brexit

    Stop Brexit and invest the £50 billion Remain Bonus in public services and tackling inequality.

    Tackle the climate emergency

    Tackle the climate emergency by generating 80% of our electricity from renewables by 2030 and insulating all low-income homes by 2025.

    Give every child the best start in life

    Give every child the best start in life by recruiting 20,000 more teachers as part of an extra £10 billion a year for schools.

    Build a fairer economy

    Build a fairer economy by providing free childcare from 9 months and giving every adult £10,000 to spend on skills & training throughout their lives.

    Transform our mental health services

    Transform our mental health services by treating mental health with the same urgency as physical health.