Introducing Marguerita Morton, Council candidate for Tunbridge Wells in May 2017

February 15, 2017 4:44 PM

Marguerita MortonMarguerita is.passionate about improving the lives of all residents of Tunbridge Wells because she understands how life can be a struggle against poverty, discrimination and injustices. She came to Tunbridge Wells as an 11 year old with her parents from Macao for a better education and prospects. It was her parents she says who taught her the value of education, hard work, and the importance of a loving family.

Having lived in Tunbridge Wells for 37 years, Marguerita previously studied in Canada and in the US. Since 1988 she worked as a legal costs negotiator until retirement in 2012. Much of her work allowed her to learn about public law such as planning appeals, judicial reviews from the lower courts and tribunals such as immigration, personal injury, transport , bankruptcy, and the Court of Protection.

Her daughter attended Claremont CP School and Tunbridge Wells Girls Grammar School. Whilst a parent at Claremont, Marguerita campaigned to keep class sizes below 30.

Marguerita has been active as a member of the Liberal Democrats since 2003 when she was first elected as a Town Councillor for Southborough and re-elected in 2007. She has:

  • Served as Chair of her local party, responsible for leading local, general and European election campaigns.
  • Run effective local campaigns including promoting cycling in the town at all levels amongst all ages for leisure, work and school.
  • Won funds to pay for town redevelopment.
  • Advocated to improve education, including early years schooling.

She has also contributed to the decisions on congestion, parking charges, budget, leisure and tourism, plus green policies such as investment in lower emission buses, introduction of lower emission zones, and opposed fracking in the borough.

Marguerita continues to champion social fairness, opposing more cuts to social care and will in Brexiit Britain be fighting against inflexible immigration policies and xenophobia.

Editor: Good luck Marguerita, we wish you success in May! For anyone who would like to support Marguerita's campaign, contact