Tunbridge Wells Alliance is a bold local party independent of national politics. It became an official party in 2018 just in time for the 2018 local elections. After fielding candidates in the 2018 and 2019 elections, Tunbridge Wells Alliance now has six borough councillors.
The team behind Tunbridge Wells Alliance includes business owners, working mum’s, engineers, accountants, restaurateurs, project managers, IT professionals, and many others.
We believe in Politics for People not Politicians.
Key people in Tunbridge Wells Alliance:
Robert Chris, chairman of Tunbridge Wells Alliance, is an accountant and founding member of Tunbridge Wells Alliance in 2017.
Peter Wooster, treasurer of Tunbridge Wells Alliance, is an accountant and consultant and long term resident of Tunbridge Wells.
The Tunbridge Wells Alliance councillors are as follows:
Lucy Willis in Speldhurst and Bidborough, elected 2019
Elected in 2019, Lucy has been a resident of Tunbridge Wells for thirteen years and intends to increase the council’s lobbying against excessive and night time aircraft noise.
Lucy would work hard to improve local services for the ward and is keen to bring control of roads back to the Borough Council to improve road maintenance. She will also push to ensure more affordable flats are built, improve social housing and find ways to reduce the ever increasing pollution levels in the town. She is also passionate about helping rough sleepers to find alternative accommodation.
Nancy Warne in Benenden and Cranbrook, elected 2019
Elected in 2019, Nancy was born and lives in Cranbrook and helps to run the family business, Charity Farm Countrystore. During her 3 years as a parish councillor Nancy has worked tirelessly to enable residents voices to be heard through the Neighbourhood Development Plan.
David Hayward in Pembury, elected 2019
David is an IT professional who was born and lives in Pembury. He has been a Parish Councillor and Magistrate. David wants to ensure Pembury remains a separate Village.
Becki Bruneau in Park, elected 2019
Becki has lived in Park ward for four years. She has been chairperson of the local residents’ association for the last three years. In this role, she has made representations at council meetings and at the Joint Transportation Board, which is a joint working group of Kent County Council and Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. Passionate about fair play she strongly believes that the Calverley Square proposals are ill-conceived and that there are more effective ways to revitalise our town.
Christian Atwood in Park, elected 2019
Since 1979 Chris has lived in three wards in Tunbridge Wells and currently lives in Sherwood working as a roving chef. Christian believes that we need better support for small businesses, affordable housing for young people, and parking and business rate initiatives to encourage business back into our town.
Nick Pope in Park, elected 2018
Nick grew up in Lamberhurst, moved away for 25 years, returning to live in Tunbridge Wells in 2010. He has been involved in a number of initiatives in the town since 2012. He has been involved in the Friends of Calverley Grounds since it was founded in 2012 and became chairman in 2016, stepping down after becoming a councillor. He is also involved in and supports grassroots projects in the town.