Sevenoaks has been well and truly put on the political map in the past week, hosting successful and well-attended visits from both the Tory leadership candidates - the only Association in the UK to host visits from BOTH candidates.

The 'Back Boris' team swung into Halstead on Monday 1st July, meeting with and addressing Association members over tea and cake before meeting the public at nearby Polhill Garden centre.

Thursday 11th July saw the 'Has to be Hunt' campaign team arrive at the St Clere's estate, en route to tonight's night's hustings in nearby Maidstone.  

Jeremy Hunt, accompanied by his wife Lucia, met Association members and their children and chatted comfortably with everyone.  He then made a short speech starting with Brexit, and the importance of having a good negotiator at the helm. 

Mr Hunt then spoke passionately about supporting Britain's armed forces and bringing back Conservative values of compassion with a social mission to make education work for every child, abolishing the "scourge of illiteracy" in school leavers. 

His final message was how to get more young people to vote Conservative by re-establishing the Tories as the party of aspiration and remembering our core British values.

Mr Hunt took questions from the audience on Brexit, the Irish border, grammar schools and doctors' pensions.