Justine Rutland has announced her intention to stand for the Liberal Democrats in Culverden ward in the upcoming bye election on Thursday, November 14th. Justine works from home as a copywriter for a marketing agency in Langton Green and also as marketing manager for the Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival.
Justine grew up in Culverden, on Byng Road, and attended St John’s primary school then Bennett Memorial. She moved back to Tunbridge Wells in 2004 with her husband after having their first child. Seven years ago, they settled in Culverden. Their three children attend local schools. A trustee of King Charles the Martyr church, Justine says that she adores Tunbridge Wells. Her priorities are:
Pedestrian safety - reduce congestion and improve air quality
Local Plan – promote sustainable and genuinely affordable housing; protect green spaces; and encourage sustainable travel
Support retail via markets, events and making the town centre a more attractive destination; evaluate parking charges; boost tourism.
Justine promises openness and transparency, and will work hard to preserve, enhance and revitalise the town, and to represent the views of Culverden residents on the council. She would be very happy to hear Culverden residents' thoughts and concerns on local issues. If you would like to contact Justine or to help the campaign, please contact the Liberal Democrats by emailing CulverdenLibDems@gmail.com.
The Culverden by-election will take place on 14 November. Justine would appreciate your vote.