Liberal Democrat candidate for Tunbridge Wells West, David Osborne, sets out the importance of nurturing and maintaining valuable open space within Tunbridge Wells.
"At the heart of the West Division lies 250 acres of Tunbridge Wells and Rusthall Commons, the lungs of the town. I'm a Freehold Tenant of the Manor of Rusthall. That sounds a bit pompous, but just means that I have a house that fronts onto the Common and was once able to graze my sheep!
Liberal Democrats respond to Kent & Medway's suicide rates.
Kent and Medway Liberal Democrats are responding to the NHS report which shows that Kent and Medway are one of eight communities singled out by the Government as "worst affected by suicide". The report found "that while suicide rates have fallen since 2014-2016, they remain above the national average".
The Liberal Democrat County Council candidate for Cheriton, Sandgate and Hythe East, Tim Prater, gives his backing to the key priorities of Kent Liberal Democrats:
"These priorities give a clear idea of what the Liberal Democrats seek to do at County Hall: to help our County build back together from Covid. We both need to ensure we have both a caring community, and care for our community.
By Rob Bird, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group at Kent County Council
Last month's Conservative budget was not good enough for the people of Kent, and not good enough for Kent.
The Liberal Democrats demand better.
Covid-19 has highlighted the value of caring for each other. Now, as we begin to emerge from the lockdown, we need to help those most affected by the pandemic and lockdown. At the same time, we need a better quality of life for all, with clean air and green space that everyone can appreciate.
Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey today launched the party's campaign to "give carers a break", calling on the Government to give councils immediate emergency funding so they can provide the support services unpaid carers need to take a weekly break.
In a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, Ed Davey highlighted research from Carers UK showing that:
At the Kent County Council Budget meeting last Thursday Conservative councillors voted down two Liberal Democrat proposals to fund urgent repairs needed to deal with increasing safety risks on Kent's Public Rights of Way and Country Parks. The money was to come from the £130 million of Government grants given to KCC for any extra costs of work needed to recover from the effects of Covid-19.
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