Labour’s candidate for Swanley & Hextable in the Kent County Council Election, on Thursday 4th May is Angela George. Angela is an experienced former District Councillor who has lived in the area for over 25 years.
Angela has been appointed as a Board Member of West Kent Housing Association, serving on the Audit and Finance Committee. Her other volunteer activities include helping the British Red Cross; as a member of the Independent Police Advisory Group for Sevenoaks; and as a “Responsible Adult” for children in trouble in London. Children’s Centres would be a priority for Angela if elected.
If elected Angela will continue to promote the provision of council housing for local families unable to afford to live in our area. However, this must not come at the expense of the Green Belt – and has a record of opposing inappropriate development proposals when Kent County Council have suggested them in the past.
Angela is committed to improving transport in the area. She says:
The local parents I know all agree there is an urgent need to reform the school transport bus pass programme and, if elected, I will be fighting to reform the whole of the transport policies bringing Kent more into line with the Transport for London system. Perhaps more importantly is the need to create sufficiently good quality local school places for all our children including both academic and vocational training opportunities.”
A Labour-run Kent would…
Labour would aim for sustainable economic growth by fostering innovation in research and development and drawing the Higher Education sector into economic strategy.
We need a revival of manufacturing in Kent.
We would improve the employability of all Kent people through genuine apprenticeships, Higher and Further Education and better training. No young person should get left behind.
You can read more about our ambitious plans for Kent at http://kentlabour.org.uk/kent-labour-manifesto-2017/
Labour believes economic growth and environmental sustainability are complimentary, not choices.
A Labour Kent would
- press for the construction of eco-friendly, low-cost housing;
- use renewable energy in as many county council buildings as possible;
- act on air pollution hot spots to reduce deaths;
- improve cycleways and link up our public transport;
- introduce more charging points for electric and hybrid cars;
- oppose fracking and protect our countryside;
- attract manufacturers of green energy to the county.
Cleaning up our County
One of Angela George’s priorities is to clean up our area – tackling overgrown verges and hedges, litter and potholes in our roads. She is also very concerned about fly tipping on our estates and country roads. County Councillors have the power to make our area cleaner and greener – if you elect Angela she will work with local residents to make Swanley an even better place to live.