Cllr Paul Harper

"At 2018 Labour SE Conference, Emily Thornbury told us that there are no unwinnable areas for Labour in the South East. With work we can win anywhere as we have shown in Fant and Shepway South in Maidstone."

Paul has been a Labour councillor in Fant Ward since 2014, and was re-elected in 2018.

He is Head of Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee at Maidstone Borough Council where he is on the Policy and Resources, Employment and Urgency committees.

​Paul is also 2018 Treasurer of Maidstone and The Weald Constituency Labour Party.

​Since 2014 Paul has:

  • Successfully Campaigned to prevent Roseholme Playground being closed;

  • Fought to stop over-development of Fant;

  • Successfully stopped the development of houses behind Preedy's, next to Orchard Place;

  • Successfully stopped McDonalds becoming 24 x 7 at the expense of residents of Broadway Heights;

  • Successfully stopped the Jubilee School becoming 2 Form Entry, it can work as a 1 Form Entry School;

  • Worked to get the Medway Towpath upgraded to a new foot and cycle path, a great place to go for Fant people;

  • Green Transport Strategy;

  • Led the campaign to restore Community Access to Oakwood Park Playing Fields;

  • Continuing to campaigning for 20mph across Fant;

  • Opposed the development of Fant Farm, working with Save Fant Farm;

  • Campaigned to get Flood protection for the Hart Street Flats;

  • Had street signs and name plates replaced where damaged or stolen;

  • Successfully ensured new Londis Shop at the end of Milton Street had opening hours suitable for a residential area;

  • Got the Yellow Lines in Gatland Lane amended from Double Yellow lines to single yellow lines on only Monday to Friday 8-10 and 2-5 as requested by residents;

  • Cooked at the Fant Wildlife BBQ!

  • Cleared alleyways along Mansfield Walk and from Roseholme to Upper Fant Road;

  • Set up the Oakwood Park Community Group;

  • Set up the Maidstone Cycle Campaign Forum;

  • Campaigned against The Bedroom Tax;

  • Campaigned for the Accredited Living Wage.

​Contact information:


Mobile: 07834 845154



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