I appreciate the publication of all the city council candidates in the April 16 edition and read with interest your accompanying article. I was, however, surprised to see your comment on St Stephen’s ward, since Labour were second in the area in the last KCC elections. I was at the well-attended local hustings in St Stephen’s church hall on Monday evening. I thought one of the Liberal Democrat candidates, both the Labour candidates and the spokesman for the Green Party spoke well, although overall the Labour responses evoked the most favourable reaction from the audience. From what I hear as a resident of St Stephen’s I think Labour are the main challengers in this ward.
Pamela Smith, Roseacre Close, Canterbury
Herne Bay Gazette, April 23rd 2015