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UK Independence partyChris Hoare

Why should people vote for me?
Formerly a Ukip councillor for Kent County Council’s Tunbridge Wells East division, he lost his seat in May’s elections to Conservative Paul Vincent Barrington-King.

The Tunbridge Wells resident previously ran for the Ukip candidacy for Folkestone and Hythe in the 2015 election but lost out to MEP Janice Atkinson.

He was recently involved with the campaign to save the hospital radio station at Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge Cottage Hospitals.

Chris Hoare

ConservativeGreg Clark

Why should people vote for me?
Mr Clark won a convincing victory in 2015, with a majority of almost 23,000 votes. The 49-year-old was born in Middlesbrough but has been the MP for Tunbridge Wells since 2005.

His priorities include improving health services and upgrading transport links. He has successfully campaigned to get the A21 turned into a dual-carriageway between Pembury and Tonbridge and hopes to upgrade further sections if re-elected.

Greg Clark

Liberal DemocratRachel Sadler

Why should people vote for me?
Rachel Sadler has been an active member of the Liberal Democrats since 2012, and previously campaigned for the seat of Bexhill and Battle in 2015 but was beaten by Conservative Huw Merriman.

She has recently been involved with introducing doorstep glass recycling introduced in the constituency, which she believes will benefit the environment and improve congestion in areas like North Farm.

Rachel Sadler

Women's equality partyCeline Thomas

Why should people vote for me?
One of just seven Women’s Equality Party candidates nationwide, Celine Thomas previously ran in the county council elections in May, coming fourth out of six with 9% of the vote. She has worked as a lawyer for nine years, and has also previously taught law and politics.

She lives in Tunbridge Wells with her three children and volunteers as a support worker for a charity supporting women affected by domestic violence.

Celine Thomas

Green partyTrevor Bisdee

Why should people vote for me?
Trevor Bisdee is a retired Metropolitan Police sergeant who is now a self-employed horticulturist. Between studying at Hadlow College and home life, he is also a member of Tunbridge Wells Triathlon Club, as well as the RSPB and Friends of the Earth.

The Paddock Wood resident wants more investment in social care, improvement in air quality and better public transport.

Trevor Bisdee

LabourCharles Woodate

Why should people vote for me?
Charles Woodgate has spent most of his life in Kent, where he lives with his wife and two young sons. He recently received 30% of the vote for the Dover North seat in the Kent County Council elections but was beaten by Conservative candidate Steve Manion.

If elected, he hopes to campaign for more NHS and education funding, more policing and for more house building.

Charles Woodate
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