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February Member's Meeting: Vivan Branson, Cllr

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Vivan Branson, TMBC Borough Councillor

Brought up in Sevenoaks and attended Walthamstow Hall School.  Career started at age 16 as a Medical Laboratory Scientist where women were paid less than men for the same job.  Women were not accepted in certain laboratories as 'they were a waste of time because they would just go off and have babies'.  After eighteen years I took a sabbatical travelling, living and working abroad.  Came back to the UK and worked in Asset Management companies in the City.  Moved to Tonbridge when I retired and live here very happily with my two rescue dogs.  Elected in May 2007 to represent Castle Ward in Tonbridge.  Chair of Audit Committee and Vice-Chair of Area 1 Planning.

She will be speaking to us about  about local government and her experience being a woman in politics.

Follow her on twitter: @vivanbranson

Earlier Event: January 30
Book Club
Later Event: February 19
Walking Group