Tunbridge Wells Alliance is a bold local party independent of national politics. It became an official party on February 23, 2018 and fielded candidates in the local elections on May 3, 2018.
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:
Bob Atwood, chairman of Tunbridge Wells Alliance, was a Tunbridge Wells Borough Councillor from 2008 to 2012 and former Leader of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council from 2011 to 2012.
Robert Chris, former chairman of Tunbridge Wells Alliance, is an accountant and long term resident of Tunbridge Wells.
Peter Wooster, treasurer of Tunbridge Wells Alliance, is an accountant and consultant and long term resident of Tunbridge Wells.
Cllr Nick Pope, Elected to the Council in 2018 for the Park ward.
The Tunbridge Wells Alliance candidates are as follows:
John Smith in Frittenden and Sissinghurst
John has lived in Sissinghurst for 24 years with his wife and three children. He is a Councillor on the Cranbrook & Sissinhurst Parish Council and served on the Tunbridge Wells Borough Council from 2007 to 2015.
On Tunbridge Wells Borough Council he chaired numerous committees including Scrutiny, Planning, Investigatory & Cabinet Advisory Boards as well as senior officer interview & appointment panels. He was also Deputy Mayor 2011‐12 and Mayor 2012-13.
Lucy Willis in Speldhurst and Bidborough
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
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
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
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
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.