I am Marguerita Morton and I'll be standing for Kent County Council in Tunbridge Wells North on May 4th. I am passionate about improving the lives of all residents of Tunbridge Wells because I understand how life can be a struggle against poverty, discrimination and injustices. I came to Tunbridge Wells as an 11 year old for a better education and prospects. It was my parents who taught me the value of education, hard work, and the importance of a loving family.
Having lived in Tunbridge Wells for 37 years, I previously worked in Canada and in the US. Since 1988 I worked in public and private law as a legal consultant involving planning appeals, judicial reviews from the lower courts and tribunals such as immigration, personal injury, transport , bankruptcy, and the Court of Protection.
My daughter attended Claremont CEP School and Tunbridge Wells Girls Grammar School. Whilst a parent at Claremont, I campaigned to keep class sizes below 30.
I have been active as a member of the Liberal Democrats since 2003 when I was first elected as a Town Councillor for Southborough and re-elected in 2007. I have:
Served as Chair of the local party, responsible for leading local, general and European election campaigns.
- Run effective local campaigns including promoting cycling in the town at all levels amongst all ages for leisure, work and school.
- Won funds to pay for road redevelopment.
- Advocated to improve education, including early years schooling.
I have also contributed to the decisions on congestion, parking charges, budget, leisure and tourism, plus green policies such as investment in lower emission buses, introduction of lower emission zones, and opposed fracking in the borough.
I continue to champion social fairness, opposing more cuts to social care and will fight against inflexible immigration policies and xenophobia.
I want to use my experience to tackle the challenges in Tunbridge Wells such as cuts to public services and to make the place a safer and greener environment. See my video here.
p.s. if you want to help with my campaign please don't hesitate to contact me by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07715 695169