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Who wields power is for you to decide

As the Gazette publishes the full list of city council candidates, we urge readers to make their voices heard on May 7. If you are disillusioned with the protracted general election campaign, then the city council one is only really now beginning to heat up. It is utterly disingenuous to believe, as some do, that all politicians are the same …

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Herne Bay is back in business: here’s the proof

THERE was not a negative word to be heard at Herne Bay’s seventh business and projects exhibition.Developers, charities, organisations and individuals from across the district converged on King’s Hall on Wednesday last week to show what they had to offer and to indulge in that all-important networking.For the first time, invitations to the function had been thrown open to organisations …

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Youth crime commissioner Kerry Boyd to stand for election in Birchington South in Thanet as a Conservative councillor

Kent’s first youth crime commissioner is to stand for election for the Conservatives in Thanet. Kerry Boyd is featured in the party’s list of candidates being put forward for the election in May. Today marks the completion of her year-long contract as crime youth commissioner, a role created by the Kent commissioner Ann Barnes. Margate’s Kerry Boyd was appointed youth …

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Cllr Brazier who led the controversial streetlight switch off…

Comments (2) KENT County cabinet member David Brazier has resigned from his post. Cllr Brazier, who was the cabinet member for environment and transport, presided over the controversial street light switch off across the county and the Westgate Towers traffic scheme in Canterbury. Labour Kent County Council for Margate and Cliftonville Will Scobie received the news by email said: “He (David …

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Do you want to be a councillor?

The city council has come under frequent fire over its decision-making process, so could you do any better? There will soon be an opportunity to stand for election for the authority, which is organising a meeting to explain how and what the role of a councillor involves. But with 11 fewer seats in the chamber to fight for after boundary …

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