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!
I live in Tunbridge Wells and want to see it thrive. I'm particularly interested in the Park ward of the borough council as I grew up there and, nostalgia aside, it is a beautiful area of Tunbridge Wells with some lovely parks and beautiful old, and new, buildings. I have worked with the Liberal Democrats for several years and held the post of chairperson for the last three years. I am also an approved parliamentary candidate for the Liberal Democrats.
Recently, I've become more and more disillusioned with the government on all levels - national, county and locally. I'm particularly concerned about investment in the proposed civic development, lack of investment in infrastructure such as roads, schools and public services as well as the issues with retail development in the town. We need a variety of housing for our growing population and solutions for everybody, including social housing and shared ownership schemes.
There are two seats up for election in Park this year. Rachel Sadler, the former Tunbridge Wells Liberal Democrat prospective parliamentary candidate and I are both standing. We are both socially conscious, forward looking and keen to embrace creative solutions. We have both campaigned on a variety of issues, including the development of the old cinema site, recycling and environmental issues. We want an inclusive community in Tunbridge Wells that embraces our heritage and welcomes visitors as well as catering to our residents. We want policies that are friendly towards young and old, families and single people. A Tunbridge Wells for all.
If you want to see a real opposition to the Conservatives in Tunbridge Wells, vote Liberal Democrat on May 2nd.
You can reach me on 01892-278756 or direct message me on @gillydthack