What do we stand for?

  • More JobsMore Jobs

  • Protecting Our Open SpacesProtecting Green Spaces

  • Better SchoolsBetter Schools

  • Supporting Jobs Locally to Create a Stronger Economy

    Thanks to a brilliant partnership between local firms and Liberal Democrat ministers, 1,600 apprenticeships have been created in our area. This splits the cost between government and the company and gives young people a first step on the career ladder.

    Since the election 1.4m jobs have been created nationally and the number claiming unemployment benefit in Maidstone is down to below 2%. This is in part due to Liberal Democrats insisting on investment in infrastructure along with green and high tech research.

    Tax cuts pushed through by the Liberal Democrats have ensured that an average two-earner family pays £1,400 less in income tax every year. This has encouraged more people off benefit and into work and has benefited over 70,000 thousand local people.

    Defending our role in Europe: 6,000 jobs in this constituency depend on trade with the continent.

    Jasper Gerard with apprentices

Top News (view all news)

  • CCTV on Tovil Bridge

    Local Lib Dem Councillors Brian Clark, Derek Mortimer and Ian Chittenden have been working with both KCC and MBC and have ensured that a new CCTV camera has been put in place adjacent to Tovil Bridge.

    This followed an increasing number of reports of anti-social behaviour and vandalism around that area and in nearby roads.

    Article / Feb 3, 2015
  • Dead fox

    The fate of this beautiful Red Fox, struck by a speeding car on Saturday evening in Andrew Broughton Way, underlines once again the dangers of inappropriate driver behaviour in and around the town centre.
    There have now been far too many pedestrian near misses, crashes, pets and wild animals killed in this Road and formerly quiet residential roads like Mote Avenue and Square Hill Road. "It is time for zero tolerance of speeding in central Maidstone" says High Street Ward Councillor Fran Wilson. Adding: "The latest victim of excessive speed in central Maidstone was a fox, next time it could be a child."

    Article / Feb 3, 2015
  • Local Liberal Democrats have consistently opposed the development of Fant Farm and argued that it should not be allocated for housing within the Conservative-led Council's Draft Local Plan.

    At the meeting of the Council's Planning, Transport and Development Overview and Scrutiny Committee on Tuesday 20TH January Liberal Democrat Councillor Clive English proposed and the Committee agreed to recommend to the Council's Cabinet that Fant Farm should not be allocated for housing due to the adverse impact on the countryside, particularly the Medway Valley, the loss of agricultural land, the encroachment into the countryside of Maidstone's urban boundary and serious traffic issues.

    Article / Jan 24, 2015
  • At a Business briefing organised by Town Centre Management Business Leaders condemned serious problems in the Town Centre resulting from the closure by the Conservatives of Town Centre Toilets. Several businesses complained about drug abuse, begging and shop doorways being used as toilets, and numerous examples of anti social behaviour.

    Article / Jan 24, 2015
  • Litter

    These shocking images of litter-strewn verges on one short stretch of Pilgrim's Way at Boxley, in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, provide yet more evidence that Maidstone is losing the battle with the litter louts. These photographs were taken in the very week that Keep Britain Tidy published research indicating that streets with rubbish strewn across them could have between 2.7 and 11.8% wiped off the value of local homes.

    Article / Jan 24, 2015
  • River Len

    Nestling amongst a brutal concrete and tarmac townscape of supermarket car parks, loading bays, tower blocks and a dual carriage-way fly-over in the heart of the County Town lays one of Kent's best kept wildlife secrets. The River Len Local Nature Reserve is small (just under 3 hectares), yet very well connected, linked to surrounding urban green space and back gardens, council allotments, the wooded embankment of the main London to Ashford railway line and Mote Park.

    Article / Jan 10, 2015

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  • Cllr Clark and Cllr Mortimer River Medway Pathway alongside Bridge Mill Way Play Area

    T he green light has been given for the two major pathway projects in Tovil with financing secured by Liberal Democrat Kent County Councillor Brian Clark from KCC's Small Community Capital Project scheme. Further to these funds, Councillor Clark is contributing top up funding from his devolved budget to help deliver the two schemes.

    Article / Feb 18, 2015
  • CCTV on Tovil Bridge

    Local Lib Dem Councillors Brian Clark, Derek Mortimer and Ian Chittenden have been working with both KCC and MBC and have ensured that a new CCTV camera has been put in place adjacent to Tovil Bridge.

    This followed an increasing number of reports of anti-social behaviour and vandalism around that area and in nearby roads.

    Article / Feb 3, 2015
  • Dead fox

    The fate of this beautiful Red Fox, struck by a speeding car on Saturday evening in Andrew Broughton Way, underlines once again the dangers of inappropriate driver behaviour in and around the town centre.
    There have now been far too many pedestrian near misses, crashes, pets and wild animals killed in this Road and formerly quiet residential roads like Mote Avenue and Square Hill Road. "It is time for zero tolerance of speeding in central Maidstone" says High Street Ward Councillor Fran Wilson. Adding: "The latest victim of excessive speed in central Maidstone was a fox, next time it could be a child."

    Article / Feb 3, 2015
  • Local Liberal Democrats have consistently opposed the development of Fant Farm and argued that it should not be allocated for housing within the Conservative-led Council's Draft Local Plan.

    At the meeting of the Council's Planning, Transport and Development Overview and Scrutiny Committee on Tuesday 20TH January Liberal Democrat Councillor Clive English proposed and the Committee agreed to recommend to the Council's Cabinet that Fant Farm should not be allocated for housing due to the adverse impact on the countryside, particularly the Medway Valley, the loss of agricultural land, the encroachment into the countryside of Maidstone's urban boundary and serious traffic issues.

    Article / Jan 24, 2015
  • At a Business briefing organised by Town Centre Management Business Leaders condemned serious problems in the Town Centre resulting from the closure by the Conservatives of Town Centre Toilets. Several businesses complained about drug abuse, begging and shop doorways being used as toilets, and numerous examples of anti social behaviour.

    Article / Jan 24, 2015
  • Litter

    These shocking images of litter-strewn verges on one short stretch of Pilgrim's Way at Boxley, in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, provide yet more evidence that Maidstone is losing the battle with the litter louts. These photographs were taken in the very week that Keep Britain Tidy published research indicating that streets with rubbish strewn across them could have between 2.7 and 11.8% wiped off the value of local homes.

    Article / Jan 24, 2015