Roger Gough

Roger Gough

Sevenoaks North & Darent Valley

I have been proud to represent Darent Valley on the County Council. I hope in future to represent both current constituents and those from Otford, Kemsing and Seal, who will join the new Sevenoaks North and Darent Valley Division.

I have worked hard for residents in Darent Valley, such as bringing a 20 mph zone and a number of other safety measures to the centre of Crockenhill; working to ease the parking and safety issues near the school in Eynsford; achieving better local broadband in Crockenhill and Well Hill; fighting unwanted minerals and waste plans in Shoreham and Badgers Mount; installing clear entry points in Shoreham and Swanley Village to highlight to motorists that they are coming into a village; salt bins and other highways measures in Horton Kirby and South Darenth; support for local community groups and much more.

At County Hall, I have been the Cabinet Member for Education since 2013, working to ensure that we have more school places for the growing number of children across the County, that we have high and rising standards in our schools, and that we deliver major changes to provision for children with Special Educational Needs. In Sevenoaks, I helped deliver the Weald of Kent girls' grammar school annex, and I want to see provision for boys as well.