Tories pick Simon Webb for Coxheath & Hunton on Keep Our Villages Special ticket
Thursday 18th February 2021
COMMUNITY campaigner Simon Webb has been selected by the Conservatives to fight the borough council seat in the Coxheath and Hunton ward on May 6.
Mr Webb, who spent most of his career in teaching and senior educational roles, will contest the seat held by the Liberal Democrat Emily Fermor.
Mr Webb (66), of Hunton, has been outspoken on issues such as speeding cars in Dean Street, traffic increases, over-development in Coxheath and fly-tipping in rural hotspots.
His campaign theme is "Keep Our Villages Special".
Former Invicta Grammar School pupil and Oxford University graduate Miss Fermor squeezed into the seat by a single vote over the Tories five years ago.
Mr Webb is also standing in the county council elections in the Maidstone rural west division and believes that having a foot in each camp will be effective.
But he will be up against the popular and hard-working borough councillor Ashleigh Kimmance (Lib Dem).
Mr Webb said: "People are sensing there needs to be a change at the borough council. I am looking forward to the fight, even though it will be a different style of campaigning this year."
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