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Liberal DemocratBen Chapelard

Why should people vote for me?
I am a parent, teacher and councillor who wants what’s best for local families by standing up for jobs and services by remaining in the European Union. As an MP I will work hard to improve our local schools and hospitals and ensure equal opportunities for all in a safer, healthier and cleaner Tunbridge Wells. I have successfully campaigned to stop the £108m Conservative new town hall complex, to introduce doorstep recycling in the borough and save CCTV in the town from being switched off. If you elect me as your MP defending the interests of Tunbridge Wells people will always be paramount in my priorities.

Ben

LabourAntonio Weiss

Why should people vote for me?
This election is about the future of our country. Only Labour is addressing the issues which have left us so polarised. We need three things to heal our divisions. First, ending the cruelty of austerity which has left thousands in Tunbridge Wells relying on foodbanks and one in five children living in poverty. Labour will end in-work poverty, homelessness and rough sleeping, and deliver a Real Living Wage of £10 an hour. Second, launch a green industrial revolution to protect future generations. Labour will invest in onshore and offshore wind, renewables, and home efficiency, and create a million green, sustainable jobs. And finally, we will bring our country back together through a people’s vote; a hard-Tory Brexit will decimate our economy and a LibDem revocation is anti-democratic.

Antonio

ConservativeGreg Clark

Why should people vote for me?
Greg lives in Tunbridge Wells with his wife and three children. Greg was born in Middlesbrough, the son of a milkman. Before entering politics he worked in business and for the BBC. He served as a government minister for nine years including most recently as Secretary of State for Business. His current priorities include getting the A21 upgraded between Pembury and Lamberhurst; protecting rural communities from expansion without infrastructure improvements like transport and drainage; upgrading broadband and mobile services in country areas and investment in our local NHS, especially in mental health. A priority is ensuring there is investment in our local schools and NHS, including mental health services. He says he aims to be the best constituency MP it's possible to be - helping all constituents, regardless of politics He believes By keeping the promise made to bring the country together over Brexit with a sensible agreement and start the new year with Parliament focussed on what is needed in our public services.

Greg Clark

IndependentNigel Peacock

Why should people vote for me?
Nigel Peacock is standing for Westminster as an independent candidate for the Tunbridge Wells constituency in the forthcoming general election. A local resident, aged 66, he is divorced and has a 30-year-old daughter. Now semi-retired, he manages a YouTube channel for an American company. Nigel has lived in the area on and off for around 30 years, from the age of 16 when his family moved from Tonbridge to Southborough. He is now living in his fourth home in the centre of Tunbridge Wells. He ran his own business for many years providing bookkeeping, office services and web site design for local small businesses. As a small business owner, he is passionate in supporting the micro-business sector. Nigel has been a director and broadcaster on several commercial and community radio stations over many years. Travel is another passion, both in his 20-year-old motorhome and exploring places across the world.

Nigel

IndependentChris Camp

Why should people vote for me?
The 74-year-old is widowed and has two children. He has previously run as a Conservative candidate in the borough council elections but has recently resigned from the party to run against the current MP Greg Clark. The retired chartered engineer has placed improvements to local infrastructure and social housing on his list of priorities for the constituency. As well as this he said providing funds to the frontline of the NHS and tougher inmigration laws were a priority nationally. "Infrastructure is in need of severe upgrading. I am very concerned about the lack of social housing and new builds need more affordable housing to help young people get on the property ladder.

Chris
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