Hannah Perkin thanks voters in Faversham and Mid Kent
"To stand for Parliament in my adopted home has been the greatest honour. It is where my family lives; and where I am privileged enough to serve as a Town and Borough Councillor. Faversham and Mid Kent is a vibrant and diverse constituency. From our thriving rural economy, idyllic countryside and precious open spaces, to our beautiful Town with its heritage and thriving centre - it is a great place to live and work. I would like to express my thanks to everyone who voted for us, whether you're a lib Dem member or you lent us your vote. People's votes are precious and I will remain forever grateful that you entrusted us with yours."
Hannah is a passionate, popular and dedicated community campaigner. She became involved in local politics after feeling that the voices of women and parents were being left out of conversations about issues that directly affected them. She is keen to diversify politics and to encourage everyone to have their say.
Hannah has lived in Faversham with her husband since 2010 and they have two primary aged children. Hannah is an award-winning business owner as well as a bar manager turned volunteer coordinator. She previously studied Archaeology and Classical History at the University of Reading.
In May 2019 Hannah was elected to both Faversham Town Council and Swale Borough Council where she is the Deputy Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing. Hannah is an ardent campaigner on the environment and Vice-Chair of Faversham Town Council’s “Climate and Biodiversity Committee”. Hannah has pressed both Swale and Faversham Councils to declare Climate Emergencies since being elected in May.
Hannah is a passionate animal rights campaigner. Until recently she volunteered at a local animal rescue. She often speaks to local groups about animal welfare and about reducing our impact on animal suffering through making simple changes in our lifestyle.
Hannah hopes to bring some kindness and empathy back into politics, qualities which are desperately lacking today.
Please click here to find out more about Hannah’s campaign.
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Town and borough councillor speaks openly about his struggle with dyslexia to raise awareness during National dyslexia week.
Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Sittingbourne & Sheppey Councillor Ben J Martin gave a presentation on Dyslexia to the Faversham and District Engagement forum on Tuesday evening where he spoke about his own struggles with Dyslexia. Cllr Martin, the Lib Dem group leader at Swale Borough Council and Cabinet Member for Housing in the Coalition administration, was diagnosed with dyslexia while at college.
Cllr Ben J Martin said “Dyslexia is a learning difference that affects far more than just reading and writing. There are 37 traits of dyslexia, I suffer with 30 of them, but I don’t see it as a problem. For all the negatives, there are positives aspects to being Dyslexic. Dyslexics generally think in images and feelings instead of words. As a result we tend to be problem solvers, we look at problems in a different way to others, enabling us to come up with ideas that others wouldn’t.”
Faversham Town Council’s 20’s Plenty Committee last night voted to to re-affirm its wish to see slower speed limits across the town, with a 20mph limit on residential roads.
The Town Council, which needs Kent Highways to sign off the scheme, will push for changes to be made next year.
The unanimous vote of councillors present was proposed by new St Ann’s ward Councillor Julian Saunders and seconded by Abbey ward Councillor Antony Hook MEP who has pushed for slower speed limits since he was elected to the Town Council in January 2017.
The Liberal Democrats have selected Ben J Martin as their Parliamentary candidate in Sittingbourne and Sheppey for the next general election.
Despite being just 32, Ben is a seasoned campaigner and the current Lib Dem group leader & Cabinet member for Housing at Swale Borough Council in the coalition administration.
Ben said “I am delighted to have been selected to represent the Liberal Democrats in Sittingbourne and Sheppey at the next general election. I am committed to working cross party to demand better for Sittingbourne and Sheppey. We need a voice in Westminster standing up for local people, pushing for the improvements to our road network, our health care and demanding the changes in legislation we need to ensure that development is led by the needs of local people and not the development companies. If elected, I will be that voice. In many ways the next general election will be a Brexit referendum in all but name, with the Conservatives & Labour divided nationally and offering no clear way forward, people are being presented with a clear choice; continue with the current chaotic uncertainty or demand better with the Liberal Democrats. Every vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote to stop Brexit and to demand better for our communities”
Faversham Liberal Democrats present petition to Swale Borough Council, Kent County Council and the Secretary of State for Transport.
A petition created by Faversham Liberal Democrats calling for a bypass of the A2 at Ospringe has been submitted to Swale Borough Council, Kent County Council and the Department for Transport. The petition, which attracted over 900 supporters, calls for the building of a bypass to become council and government policy, for developments south of the A2 to include sections of the bypass within them and for funds to be allocated to plan, design and build the bypass.
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