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Liberal DemocratAlan Bullion

Why should people vote for me?
Alan Bullion has previously stood for Sevenoaks and Swanley in 2015 and 2010, and for Hammersmith and Fulham in 2005. He was also a county council candidate for Swanley and Hextable in 2009.

Born at Pembury Hospital, he was brought up on the Higham Wood council estate in Tonbridge, and attended Tunbridge Wells Technical High School for Boys, a school he was later governor of. He is an active campaigner on disability, having suffered from motor dyspraxia his entire life, and also works on LGBT, mental health, and human rights issues.

Alan Bullion

LabourChristopher Clark

Why should people vote for me?
Born in Maidstone Hospital, Chris Clark is a former district councillor who grew up in Headcorn.

He worked in the rail industry for 17 years and has been involved with campaigns against high fares and for better public transport.

He has pledged to fight to keep rail fares down and improve services, as well as keeping the triple lock on pensions, voting to increase minimum wage and end zero-hours contracts, and safeguarding the NHS.

Christopher Clark

UK Independence partyGraham Cushway

Why should people vote for me?
Graham Cushway is a doctor of history and current army reservist and has now added Ukip parliamentary candidate for Sevenoaks to this list. Having previously worked at the UN for three years, Mr Cushway also spent six years in Iraq, working with US and British forces and later for ambassadors of Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

He previously ran for the Sevenoaks North and Darent Valley county council seat in May, but was not elected, having received just 7% of the vote.

Graham Cushway

ConservativeSir Michael Fallon

Why should people vote for me?
Sir Michael Fallon has been MP for Sevenoaks for 20 years and has served as Defence Secretary since 2014. Before taking up the Sevenoaks seat in 1997, he had previously represented Darlington between 1983 and 1992.

Born in Scotland, the 65-year-old graduated with an MA in classics and ancient history from St Andrew’s University. The father-of-two has been involved with lobbying for a new grammar school in Sevenoaks, campaigning to dual the A21 near Pembury and fighting for better noise protection for residents living close to the area’s motorways.

Michael Fallon

Green partyPhilip Dodd

Why should people vote for me?
The current chair of Shoreham Parish Council, Philip Dodd has worked in housing and homelessness for 30 years.

Having lived in both Shoreham and Otford, Mr Dodd knows the Sevenoaks area well, and is one of two Greens who secured the second highest share of the vote in the district council elections for Otford and Shoreham in 2015.

Mr Dodd is keen to get more local control over the area, so that residents can have a real say about their community. He is also keen to preserve the area as much as possible while working with businesses and people to ensure they can thrive.

Philip Dodd
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