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Brief Biography:

Kyle Marsh colourOriginally from British Columbia, Canada, Kyle moved to the United Kingdom in 2009, and proudly became a citizen in December 2018. He is a special needs teacher, working to support students who have severe and complex learning needs. As a teacher, he is also passionate about the value of collaboration and jointly leads the North Kent District of the National Education Union. He is an advocate for communities, working to foster a sense of responsibility in his local area to encourage volunteerism, community action, and environmental protection.

Kyle represented the Liberal Democrats in the 2019 local elections.

Outside of work, Kyle enjoys supporting local arts and culture, and volunteers at a local community theatre. He enjoys the outdoors, particularly through walking, cycling and hiking.

Personal Statement:

PPC for Dartford, Kyle MarshToo many people in Dartford are worrying about how they are going to make ends meet. Their food and clothes are already costing more, and their medication may soon be in short supply. People are full of anger, and this government has managed to twist the finger of blame away from itself and its reckless, socially-destructive policies, and point it towards our European allies.

As we head towards the polls, people in Dartford are worrying about how they will get to work, and how they will get their children to school, while Kent anticipates needing to accommodate a backlog of 12,000 lorries on our roads and motorways.

Kyle is fully committed to representing the Liberal Democrat viewpoint in Dartford, including highlighting the very real damage that Brexit - and worse-still a "no deal" Brexit - would do to our community, and to the entire country.

I know that the next few years will require collaboration on a level not seen in a generation as we work to prevent the United Kingdom from embarking on a dangerous decision to leave the European Union, without even knowing the full extent of the consequences which will follow. I believe in the Liberal Democrat vision for our future, and our future in Europe, and I will campaign tirelessly to share that vision.

As your Member of Parliament, I would strive to take back control of our schools and hospitals, ensuring that they are funded fairly and sustainably for generations to come, without siphoning your hard-earned taxes away to the pockets of the super-rich. I would endeavour to create a more equal, just community, while bringing decency back into our political conversations. I would tackle not only the consequences of crime, but also the causes of crime, so that our communities are safer and, as a result, more prosperous.

Above all else, I would champion Dartford and its residents. Dartford is the place I adopted as my home more than ten years ago, and I would be honoured to be its voice in Parliament as we move into the future.

Latest Election News from Dartford

  • 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:
  • 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.

  • Election Broadcast screen
    Article: Nov 18, 2019

    Changing things isn't easy, but together we can. We can stop Brexit. We can build an economy that works, both for people and for our planet.

  • Justine Rutland
    Article: Nov 16, 2019

    First win of the campaign in Tunbridge Wells - a huge swing to Liberal Democrats from Conservatives in a council by-election on 14th November 2019

    Congratulations to Justine Rutland - new Liberal Democrat councillor.

    The result - Tunbridge Wells - Culverden Ward

    # Party: Votes Cast % of Votes % Change
    1 Liberal Democrats 888 46.7% +14.5%
    2 Conservatives 474 24.9% +0.1%
    3 Womens Equality Party 193 10.2% -15.2%
    4 Independent 180 9.5% +9.5%
    5 Labour 99 5.2% -5.3%
    6 Green 67 3.5% +3.5%
    - UKIP 0 0 -6.9%

    Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative; Labour came 5th!

  • Article: Nov 8, 2019
    By Kyle Marsh

    Dartford Liberal Democrat candidate Kyle Marsh is calling on the Conservative Party to rethink its Nurse Tax, a £400 "health surcharge" for non-EU workers, which will be all non-UK workers if we leave the European Union.

    "The Conservatives' proposed NHS visa is a solution to a problem we don't need to have. With an 8.1% vacancy rate in our Health Service. That's 100,000 people.
    We need to make it easier for nurses to join us, not harder."

  • Article: Nov 7, 2019
    By Kyle Marsh

    Kyle Marsh, Liberal Democrat candidate for Dartford, has praised the Unite to Remain alliance saying that it "represents the best of political cooperation in the United Kingdom."

    "The Liberal Democrats are the strongest party to Remain, but we aren't the only party in support of Remain. The Greens, and Plaid Cymru in Wales, have strong Remain credentials and I wish them well in their campaign to stop Brexit and earn our economy a £50 billion Remain Bonus."