Alan Bullion is standing as your Kent County Council candidate for Tunbridge Wells West -
Brought up in Tonbridge, I’ve lived in Tunbridge Wells for the past 40 years.
I work for a publishing company in London, and have also been an Open University lecturer and local secondary school governor.
As your County Councillor I will focus on:
* Safer streets and 20mph zones, especially around schools
* Keeping the air where you live safe to breath
* Building up care at our local hospitals
* Delivering additional school places
* Keeping social care to support older people
* More capacity and fairer fares for rail and bus travellers
* Fixing streets and pavements more effectively
TACKLING THE SOCIAL CARE CRISIS IN KENT
Social care is in crisis as Conservative imposed “austerity” has cut 40% from council budgets across the country. Your Kent council tax is going up 4% - yet social care cuts will mean costs incurred by the most vulnerable people in our community are going to
double in some cases. I will fight hard to protect social care services threatened by a £78m Tory budget squeeze.
EUROPE - WHY STAYING OPEN AND TOLERANT IS VITAL
Kent is Britain’s gateway to Europe. Thousands of jobs depend on strong links. Many vital workers - especially in the care and food sectors - come from Europe. Some are already leaving due to uncertainty and intolerance.
We want the position of everyone who contributes to our community, and their families, to be guaranteed now so they can live their lives and plan the future.
And you must have a say on the eventual deal we get with Europe, a democratic check on the small band of government ministers pushing for Brexit at any cost.