Kent Politics Podcast

EP18: Kent’s major general election role and special guest Gravesham parliamentary candidate Dr Lauren Sullivan


Episode 18 – Kent’s major General Election role and special guest Gravesham parliamentary candidate Dr Lauren Sullivan

In this week’s episode of the Kent Politics Podcast, we unpack the highly anticipated announcement of a general election set for July 4th. With Britain at a crossroads, our panelists explore how key decision-makers in local government across Kent are gearing up for the political showdown.

Key Discussion Points:

  1. Keir Starmer kicks off Labour’s campaign from Priestfield Stadium – Implications for Medway and beyond.
  2. Rishi Sunak’s Downing Street declaration – Conservative strategies amidst turbulent times.
  3. Potential shifts in traditional Tory strongholds – Insight into seats like Dover, Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells, and others that could turn red or yellow.
  4. Impact of boundary changes on electoral dynamics in places like Chatham & Aylesford and Maidstone & Malling.
  5. Local issues taking centre stage – from cost-of-living crisis to NHS challenges as voiced by prospective parliamentary candidate Dr Lauren Sullivan.

SPECIAL GUEST INTERVIEW – Dr. Lauren Sullivan shares her journey from biochemistry to politics and what drives her passion as she stands poised to potentially become Gravesham’s first female MP.

Listen  as we delve deep into these subjects with Simon Finlay, Dan Esson, Robert Boddy & Paul Francis. Don’t miss this insightful analysis on how national narratives meet local realities right here in Kent!

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