Putting People First. After speaking to thousands of people across the Borough the Liberal Democrats have published their manifesto for Tunbridge Wells.
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My name is Marguerita Morton and I am of Chinese origin. I came to live in Tunbridge Wells in 1964 so have been resident here over 40 years, with some years having being spent in Canada and the USA. My daughter attended Claremont School and Tunbridge Wells Girls Grammar School. It is crucially important to me that young people have the best education in life.
Tunbridge Wells borough council has 15 female councillors out of 48. I want to improve on that. The council should reflect the people that they represent and not be dominated by traditional male politicians. I have many years of business and professional experience which I hope to bring to the council and have served as Southborough Town Councillor for 8 years.
I do not want to saddle the next generation with an unsustainable level of debt on the new Civic offices and theatre for years to come risking our services. What people want are clean air, a viable town centre, less congestion, and affordable housing.
I know that parents are worried by the lack of road safety and pollution on the A26 and that is preventing children getting to school without harm to their health. I will promote Kent Active Travel to enable healthy travel on foot or bicycle for short journeys and bus for longer journeys. Bus travel is a priority for town and country alike.
Vote for me on May 2nd!