Tunbridge Wells

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Labour Seats 3 Seats +/- +1
Liberal Democrat Seats 3 Seats +/- -3
Independent Seats 2 Seats +/- 0
United Kingdom Independence Party Seats 2 Seats +/- 0

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BML2: Second Brighton Mainline 'going to happen'

Ben Weisz
Political reporter, BBC Sussex

MPs are meeting the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling later today to discuss plans to build a second London to Brighton rail line, via Lewes, Uckfield and Tunbridge Wells. 

Lewes MP Maria Caulfield told BBC Sussex Breakfast she hoped the scheme would benefit her constituents.

Ben Weisz@BenRTWeisz

MPs meeting Chris Grayling today to discuss feasibility of BML2. @mariacaulfield wants to stop Newhaven + Seaford being the "poor relations"

7:40 AM – 30 Jan 17

While Brighton Kemptown MP and Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Simon Kirby, struck a very confident tone indeed. 

Ben Weisz@BenRTWeisz

"It's gonna happen, we should all be excited, confident and positive" - Simon Kirby MP strikes optimistic tone about BML2

7:42 AM – 30 Jan 17

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Tories tighten grip on Tunbridge Wells

The Conservative Party tightens its grip on Tunbridge Wells but Maidstone is a hung council in elections.



Polling stations open across Kent

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Lib Dems bid for town's 'grot spot'

Liberal Democrat councillors hope to raise enough money through a crowdfunding campaign to buy the site of a former cinema.



More South East success for Conservatives


Reigate and Banstead Borough Council has also been held by the Conservatives, who gained three seats, with the Lib Dems, Greens and Independents losing one each.

And in Kent, the Conservatives held Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, gaining four seats while UKIP lost two, and Labour and the Independents lost one each.



Murder arrest over depot death

A man in his 40s is arrested on suspicion of murder after another man was found with fatal injuries at a waste recycling depot in Kent.



Gatwick expansion opposed by council

Civic leaders in Tunbridge Wells have formally declared their opposition to a new runway at Gatwick Airport.



Unfit pitches cancel home games

Hundreds of young footballers face weeks of being unable to use their home ground in Tunbridge Wells because its pitches are unfit.



Theatre 'needs £25m replacement'

A new £25m theatre is needed to replace the 75-year-old Assembly Hall in Tunbridge Wells, which is no longer fit for purpose, the council has been told.
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