FROM OUR CHAIR
Welcome to the website of the Sevenoaks Conservative Association – home of the eponymous oak trees and constituency - covering the towns of Sevenoaks and Swanley in Kent. My name is Linden and since being elected as Chair in December 2021, I'm enjoying the task of leading our Association and working closely with our MP to keep the district of Sevenoaks in its rightful spot, as one of the top places to live in the UK.
Having grown up in Knatts Valley, attended school in Eynsford and Hextable, and settled - since 2001 - in central Sevenoaks with my husband and two children, what matters to our members, also matters dearly to me. Please do get in touch if you'd like to be involved in keeping Sevenoaks and Swanley special.
Our Member of Parliament is Laura Trott. Laura was elected in 2019 following the retirement of Sir Michael Fallon who held the Sevenoaks seat for 23 years and was Secretary of State for Defence between 2014 and 2017.
Laura has launched herself into her new role despite the difficulties of the pandemic, and is proud to call Sevenoaks her home. With her knowledge of Westminster and her can-do spirit, Laura is working hard to support many of her constituents with empathy and sense of purpose. If you have a question for Laura or would like to book an appointment to talk to her in person at her Friday surgeries, a link to her website is here.
Our Association is well established and active in the Sevenoaks District wards of:
Ash and New Ash Green | Brasted | Chevening and Sundridge | Dunton Green and Riverhead | Eynsford | Halstead, Knockholt and Badgers Mount | Farningham, Horton Kirby and South Darenth | Kemsing | Otford and Shoreham | Fawkham and West Kingsdown | Westerham and Crockham Hill | Crockenhill and Well Hill | Hextable | Swanley Christchurch and Swanley Village | Swanley St Mary’s | Swanley White Oak | Seal and Weald | Sevenoaks Kippington | Sevenoaks Town and St John’s | Sevenoaks Eastern | Sevenoaks Northern.
People join Sevenoaks Conservatives for many different reasons and everyone is welcome. If you have an interest in national issues, a wish to engage with members and our MP, or perhaps you’d like to stand as a local Councillor or discuss policy ideas at meetings of the local Conservative Policy Forum – we'd love to hear from you and details can be found here.
Many members simply wish to enjoy our social events such as summer garden parties, Christmas get-togethers and our Supper Club evenings, and dinners with eminent politicians and speakers. As we slowly emerge from the restrictions placed upon us by Covid-19, I'm delighted that we are now beginning to add to our events calendar for 2022 which can be found here.
With a network of 17 branches covering 20 wards, we are fortunate in having award winning councils and councillors representing and supporting local residents, businesses and communities – Sevenoaks District, Sevenoaks Town and Kent County Council.
Our Councillors are very active and keen to engage with local residents to provide help and support. A list of our Councillors can be found here.
Our branches are invaluable, providing not just membership support, fundraising and commitment during election periods, but a considerable source of localised political and social knowledge. You can join us here.
Our Association is run by an Executive Council led by a Management Team which is elected by Association members at the Annual General Meeting.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. I hope I will have the pleasure to catch up with you, or welcome you as a new member very soon.
Chair, Sevenoaks Conservatives