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Liberal Democrats on Kent County Council

County Councillor Dan Daley for Maidstone Central

Dan DaleyMaidstone Central Division covers Allington, Bridge, Fant, Heath, High Street and South wards.

Contact Dan Daley

"I was born and educated in London, a Freeman of the City of London I moved to Maidstone in 1974.

"I first became involved in local politics in 1985, during the successful fight to save playing fields in Allington. Five years later I became a Maidstone Borough Councillor in and in 2001 I was elected a County Councillor.

"I am very involved with my local community as President of Maidstone Winds - Maidstone's premier wind orchestra, and a Trustee of three local Charities:

"I have a great love of nature and do everything possible to protect the most beautiful and precious parts of our natural heritage: for example, much improving the local green environment through the provision of more street trees and the maintenance of those which already form part of the highway fringes."

News and Updates from Dan Daley

  • Dan Daley
    Article: Sep 26, 2014



    Presentations to the County Council on behalf of the Health and Wellbeing Board agree that the programmes for delivery of adequate care in the home particularly for the elderly are a challenge - but one that must be met as more people are electing to take advantage of this method of service delivery.

  • Brian Clark
    Article: May 17, 2014

    When they released Maidstone's draft housing growth plan recently, the Conservative cabinet at MBC surely hoped that nobody would notice the lack of traffic strategy for the borough.

    This brought into sharp relief at Thursday's full council meeting at KCC when County Councillor Brian Clark, supported by Maidstone Lib Dem members, asked the head of Highways a simple question:

  • Article: Mar 28, 2014

    Question by Dan Daley to Paul Carter, Leader of the Council

    This winter we have witnessed the devastating impact of flooding across the county. This has had far-reaching economic, social and environmental consequences. With our climate appearing to become increasingly turbulent, there is an increasingly pressing need for better flood defence and mitigation to help vulnerable communities, including those neighbourhoods which have been exposed to localised flooding.

  • Yalding Floods taken by Brian Clark
    Article: Feb 2, 2014

    Liberal Democrats on Kent County Council are calling for action on a health hazard caused by the recent and ongoing flooding across Kent.

    In a number of places groundwater has flooded the sewerage system, with very unpleasant results.

    Rob Bird, county councillor for Maidstone Central, who lives in Yalding, says: " In recent weeks I have heard of several instances of sewage getting into properties, some of which might otherwise not have flooded, because the main drainage systems failed. Worse still, in Borough Green sewage was discharged from the local processing plant because of a catastrophic power failure.Flood water is nearly always dirty but the presence of raw sewage makes it particularly repugnant and hazardous."

  • Article: Dec 16, 2013

    Question by Dan Daley to Roger Gough, Cabinet Member for Education & Health Reform

    In the course of work undertaken by the KCC Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee, we have had experience recently of two instances of failure of the new Commissioning system being operated by the Community Commissioning Groups run by GPs under new arrangements since the demise of the Primary Care Trusts.

  • Article: Sep 24, 2013

    Question by Dan Daley to Paul Carter, Leader of the Council

    During the formulation period of the Core Strategies and Local Development Plans of Borough and District Councils - all of which are now coming to a crucial point in the process, there have been many changes in Government Guidance concerning the methodology of approach to housing number projections. The most recent of these has notably been the National Planning Policy Framework of March 2012 and yet another amendment as late as 5 September 2013.

  • Article: Mar 25, 2013

    Question by Dan Daley to Bryan Sweetland, Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways & Waste

    Park and Ride services have become the established norm for large conurbations throughout England. In Kent, only Maidstone and Canterbury run such services regularly on weekdays at frequent intervals. These services allow mass parking at the edges of the urban areas and go a long way in preventing inner town traffic gridlock.

  • Article: Feb 18, 2013

    Kent Lib Dems are quoting Dame Kelly Holmes and a government report on PE in schools to back their opposition to £200,000 cut in the Sports Unit work at County Hall.

    At Thursday's KCC budget setting debate, Dan Daley, member of the KCC Health and overview Committee said:

    "This will mean a cut in vital work in schools, including in paralympic sports, to address inactivity and obesity."

  • Article: Oct 22, 2012

    At the Kent Liberal Democrat Group AGM on 22nd October, the group positions and spokespersons were agreed:

    • Leader [Trudy Dean]
    • Deputy Leader [Martin Vye]
    • Chairman [Dan Daley]
    • Secretary [George Koowaree]
    • Treasurer [Ian Chittenden]

    Group Spokespeople:

    • Democracy & Partnerships [Trudy Dean]
    • Finance & Business Support [Tim Prater]
    • Customer and Communities [Rob Bird]
    • Education, Learning & Skills [Martin Vye]
    • Environment, Highways & Waste [Ian Chittenden]
    • Regeneration & Enterprise [Tim Prater]
    • Adult Social Care & Public Health [George Koowaree]
    • Specialist Children Services [Martin Vye]
    • Business Strategy & Performance [Trudy Dean]
    • Health Reform [Dan Daley]
    • KMFRA [Dan Daley & George Koowaree]
  • Article: Oct 8, 2012

    Question by Dan Daley to Mike Whiting, Cabinet Member for Education, Learning & Skills

    Before the introduction of legislation* by the Labour Government in October 1998 there was widespread concern about the indiscriminate and uncontrolled disposal of school playing fields with an estimated 10,000 playing fields disposed of between 1979 and 1997 when the Conservatives were in power. Local authorities and schools now need to obtain the Secretary of State's written consent before they can sell, or dispose in any way, or change the use of playing fields used by schools. Between 1997 and 2009 212 applications were approved, since May 2010 approval has been given for the disposal of 21 playing fields.