Cllr Hannah Perkin was elected to Faversham Town Council and Swale Borough Council in May 2019. Hannah is the Deputy Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing at Swale Borough Council and the vice chair of Faversham Town Council’s “climate and biodiversity committee”
In her time as a councillor she has pushed for improvements to make being a councillor more accessible and representative, become one of the “Swale spACE champions”, an organisation who highlight the impacts of adverse childhood experiences on adult health outcomes, made changes to highlight the impacts of fireworks on animals and called for Swale Borough Council to become Dementia Friendly.
Hannah is an active campaigner, particularly on environmental issues, public health, equalities and human rights and the importance of early years development. She has called for accessibility improvements for people with disabilities, and has worked with the Keep Kent Breastfeeding group on their campaign against cuts to breast feeding support by Conservative run KCC. Hannah represented the Liberal Democrats as Parliamentary Candidate for Faversham and Mid Kent in the General election 2019.
Hannah lives in Faversham with her husband and 2 children, who attend a local primary school. Originally from the west country she has lived in Kent since 2010, settling here after completing a degree in archaeology and classical history. Hannah has a background in hospitality and volunteer coordination. She managed bars in Reading and Canterbury and worked in a number of Faversham hospitality businesses either behind the bar or in the kitchen. In 2018 she established her own vegan catering company which went on to be the first vegan food company to become a finalist in at the “taste of Kent” awards.