On Thursday 3 March 2022, residents turned out to vote for a new District Councillor in the Brasted, Chevening and Sundridge by-election which was triggered in February 2022 by the resignation of Cllr Anna Firth who had held the seat since 2011.
The Conservative candidate, Nigel Williams (pictured above), campaigned hard throughout February and March, helped by friends, sitting Councillors and members of the Sevenoaks Conservative Association.
Nigel says: “My thanks go out to all of those who gave their time to help me win this extremely hard-fought by-election. I am chairman of Chevening Parish Council and therefore am closely in tune with local issues. The campaign was fought on addressing these issues and keeping the needs and wellbeing of the people of Brasted, Chevening and Sundridge at the heart of it.”
Linden Kemkaran, Chair of Sevenoaks Conservatives said: “It was wonderful to be able to get out and campaign in person again. It’s so important for democracy that we have a chance to knock on people’s doors and hear what they have to say, face-to-face, about local and national issues. Nigel ran a clean and positive campaign, we are all very pleased for his well-deserved win.”
Laura Trott MP for Sevenoaks and Swanley spent time canvassing with Nigel and was with him on polling day, she said: “This is a fantastic result after a hard-fought Conservative campaigning involving huge number of Conservative members. Nigel has lived in the area for over 30 years and as parish chairman worked hard on behalf of local residents to protect the Green Belt – a subject very dear to my heart. I’m sure he will represent all of the residents of Ide Hill, Sundridge, Chevening, Chipstead and Brasted brilliantly and I look forward to working with him.”