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Sir Roger has high hopes for Conservative majority

With just three weeks until polling day, candidates will be working hard to try to secure your vote on May 7. This week Conservative incumbent Sir Roger Gale met reporter Aidan Barlow at the Central Bandstand in Herne Bay to discuss the issues at stake in this election. ABOUT THE CANDIDATE Sir Roger Gale has been the Member of Parliament …

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Manston Airport campaign gets boost

10 April 2015 From the section Kent Manston Airport closed last May with the loss of 150 jobs The fight to reopen Kent’s Manston Airport has received a double boost. Transport Minister John Hayes said he was satisfied the local council would be financially protected in a proposed Compulsory Purchase Order. And he has paved the way for a search …

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Manston airport: owners consider reporting Tories to Electoral…

Site owners are taking legal advice on today’s announcement by the Conservatives Comments (1) THE owners of the Manston airport site are considering whether to make a formal complaint to the Electoral Commission about an announcement made by the Conservatives earlier today. Transport minister John Hayes announced today he was “satisfied” by the indemnity offered by RiverOak, to protect the council …

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Rally brings renewed hope in fight for historic airport

A piece of my mind Julie Wassmer, TV writer, author and local campaigner Transport Minister at anniversary turn out ON MARCH 19, I joined a rally to mark the anniversary of the announcement of Manston Airport’s closure. Organisers had asked that we bring along “whistles, flags, everything you have” so that Ann Gloag could “hear us from Scotland”.  It was …

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KCC leader Paul Carter says MPs’ report on Manston is a travesty of the truth

The Conservative leader of Kent County Council has hit back at MPs who criticised the authority over its failure to protect Manston as an airport. Cllr Paul Carter has formally complained about a report published by the cross-party transport select committee, saying it is a travesty, misleading and should be withdrawn. MPs on the committee took KCC to task in …

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Minister John Hayes announces review over Manston Airport

The government is to appoint a consultant to review the decisions taken so far about the future of Manston Airport. Transport Minister John Hayes made the announcement during a visit to the airport site today. Mr Hayes said: “I recognise the strong interest in keeping Manston Airport open which is why the government is leaving no stone unturned in the …

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Council panel calls in decision not to proceed with Manston…

Comments (10) THANET Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Panel has called in the decision not to proceed with the Manston airport compulsory purchase. The decision taken on December 11 not to pursue the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) of the airport has been called in by Councillors Peter Campbell, Ian Gregory, Ken Gregory, David Saunders and Michael Tomlinson. The reasons for the call-in given …

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Compulsory purchase order option for airport

A REPORT has been ordered into the possibility of a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) for Manston airport. Thanet council will examine the option “to determine whether CPO would be a viable consideration, given the extensive costs and liabilities this would involve,” said a spokesman. Herne Bay MP Sir Roger Gale wants the CPO. He said: “We have to dispel the …

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MP wants by airport to be bought by council

SIR Roger Gale, Herne Bay MP, is backing calls for the compulsory purchase of Manston airport. Sir Roger, with fellow MP Laura Sandys, for Thanet South, says he has told Thanet District Council that it should consider the option of the buyout. Sir Roger said: “We are of the view, which I have reason to understand is shared by the …

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