Charlotte Mbali has lived in Ashford since 2017. Her childhood home was in the Kent countryside. Married to a South African, she spent 25 years in South Africa working in universities before returning to Kent. As an academic and teacher, she is used to handling text products for various purposes. Since her student days at Oxford, she has also been involved in a variety of political activities: homelessness; world development and education about it; first democratic elections in South Africa; community policing; University Staff union; organizing network for lifelong learning,and since her retirement back to UK, with anti-Brexit activities via the European Movement), “green” campaigns (she belongs to RHS and Kent Wildlife) and with the Ashford Libdems. She is currently editor in chief of Kent & Surrey Bylines. For green reasons she no longer owns a car, so uses Kent buses to visit her husband now in a care home.
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