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Liberal DemocratGareth Willis

Why should people vote for me?
Gareth and family have lived in Sevenoaks since 2002. He has taught Geography for 25 years. In 2016 he became a co-opted governor of a local primary. He started his teaching career at a Kent grammar school and for the last decade has been heavily involved in pastoral care. He is an enthusiastic sportsman enjoying football, running and cricket.

Gareth is motivated by three key issues: Europe, Environment and Housing. As an enthusiastic European, Gareth passionately believes that we are stronger remaining in the EU. He has campaigned vigorously since the referendum to Remain in Europe. Gareth is very concerned about the environment and fully supports Sevenoaks Lib Dem councillors in working towards declaring a Climate emergency. Housing is clearly a major issue in the constituency and it is important that we continue to work towards a sustainable, balanced policy that provide a range of housing options for our community.
Gareth

LabourSeamus McCauley

Why should people vote for me?
I am proud to be your local Labour candidate for Sevenoaks and Swanley. I have lived at Knockholt Station for five years and worked as a travel editor in Kent for nearly ten, so this community is my home and I am looking forward to working with all of you to protect and enrich it.

I’m standing because this is our last chance to tackle the climate emergency, our only chance to stop our NHS being sold off in a secret trade deal, as well an opportunity to end austerity, fix our broken public services and create a fairer society.

The biggest myth about this election is that it is about nothing more than resolving Brexit. Labour will resolve Brexit once and for all with a fair deal that prioritises your rights, our economy and the environment, and then put that deal back to you for a final say.

Seamus

IndependentPaulette Furse

Why should people vote for me?
Whilst our main parties fight between themselves, they fail to listen to people who are still feeling concerned. Manifesto promises are reduced to nothing more than spending sprees! Sevenoaks constituency deserves more! There are benefits to electing an Independent candidate who is free to fight for their constituents. I have spoken to elected Independent District Councillors who are making a difference - ensuring fairness and balance, concentrating on how they can bring benefit to residents. It is no longer necessary for a candidate to belong to a Party machine to make a difference. As we have witnessed over the last few years - it could be a hindrance!

I have had success working cross party alongside individual MPs in an All Party Parliamentary Group on Domestic Violence and during the referendum. The two-party system no longer serves us. If elected, my ability to successfully work crossparty will be advantageous!

Paulette

ConservativeLaura Trott

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Laura Trott

Green partyPaul Wharton

Why should people vote for me?
Paul Wharton has lived in Sevenoaks since 1994. A graduate of St Catherine’sCollege, Oxford, where he studied Modern History, he has worked in publishing and as a teacher in local secondary schools. He is a trustee of the town’s food bank. Paul’s involvement with the Greens started with the 2015 election campaign.The decisive issue for him was the threat posed by global warming, which the other political parties have failed to grasp, despite their rhetoric. He wants to see a fairer and more sustainable society.

Paul is now the Chair of Sevenoaks & District GP. In May this year he was a candidate in the District Council elections. When the country goes to the polls on December 12 th , the most important issue for Paul is the climate emergency: ‘This time, let’s vote on behalf of those who can’t – our children and grandchildren’.

Paul

LibertarianSean Finch

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