Getting things done

Ben chatting with residentWell known local campaigner, Ben Chapelard, has an impressive track record of standing up for Tunbridge Wells. First elected to the Borough Council in 2010, he is now leader of the opposition and a well known thorn in the side of the ruling Conservatives.

Ben lives in Tunbridge Wells with his wife Jane and two sons who attend local state schools. He is passionate about education and works as an Assistant Headteacher at a Kent school.

Ben prides himself on acting on residents' concerns. He led the local Lib Dem campaign to get the derelict former cinema site in Tunbridge Wells demolished. 15,000 residents signed the Lib Dem petition forcing the council to take action on the town's number one grot spot. Currently Ben and Tunbridge Wells Lib Dems are campaigning for doorstep glass recycling to be introduced by the local council.

For too long Tunbridge Wells has suffered from the Conservative one-party-state. Ben and the Lib Dem team are determined to hold them to account and get a better deal for our town.

Recycling Campaign