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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

  • Article: Oct 25, 2014

    With an apparently increasing likelihood of the Ebola virus eventually coming to the British Isles, would the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care & Public Health please advise what preparations KCC's Public Health team have already made or are making for the immediate containment of any case - or epidemic in Kent - should this sadly come to pass.

  • Article: Sep 26, 2014

    Will the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health inform the Council how many users have taken Direct Payments since the new contractors have been in place, and how this has affected staffing levels in the department responsible for assessment and in the processing of invoices?


    There were 6100 people who were receiving home care arranged by the council when the new Domiciliary Contract came into effect. As part of this, all of those who were affected by the changes were reminded of their right to ask for Direct Payment instead of services. As of 28 August, 1694 of these people had expressed an interest in finding out more about Direct Payments. Of the 559 who have progressed to a detailed assessment, 376 have chosen to go on to take a Direct Payment.

  • 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."