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Councillors to be cut by a quarter

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KCC Election 2013 – results, overview

28% turnout 6,382 of the 22,755 electorate turned up at the 13 polling stations in Herne Bay. One-third vote UKIP 4,102 of the 12,409 votes cast – 33.1% In 2009, UKIP took 20% of the vote. In 2005, it was 4%. Two new UKIP councillors Nicholas Bond Brian Macdowall HBM KCC Election 2013 – results, overview about a year ago …

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More of the same for Canterbury

The city remains a sea of blue with a smattering of yellow, as all Canterbury councillors retained their seats in the county elections. Despite big changes elsewhere, the Tories held onto four divisions, with Liberal Democrat Martin Vye clinching the fifth. But there were nervous scenes at the count in the King’s Hall in Herne Bay on Friday as UKIP …

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Tories hold Herne

Herne remains the only part of Herne Bay with a Conservative councillor after Alan Marsh held on to his seat. He polled 1,452 votes – 41 per cent – beating Ukip’s Sarah Larkins, with 1,086 votes, into second place . Labour’s Alan Stanley gained 590 votes while Green Party candidate Elisa De Vert beat the Lib Dems into fifth place …

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Tories hold Whitstable

They secured two seats in Herne Bay – and Whitstable is next on the list for members of the UK Independence Party. The group ousted the two sitting Tories in Herne Bay in the Kent County Council elections and came second in Whitstable. As town Tories Mark Dance and Mike Harrison admitted they had feared for their seats, Ukip’s soon-to-be …

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Anti-Royal protester admits to leaving stink bomb in ballot box

A protestor is awaiting sentence after admitting putting two vials of unidentified liquid into a ballot box. Jonathan Elliott, 47, was charged after the discovery of the liquid in a box from St Andrew’s Church Hall in Grimshill Road. He appeared in Dover Magistrates’ Court on Saturday and the case was adjourned for sentencing later this month. Elliott was previously …

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Election count delayed after vials found in ballot box

POLICE were called to the election count after two vials were found in a ballot box. The discovery, in a box from St Andrew’s Church Hall in Grimshill Road, Whitstable, meant the count for Whitstable was delayed for three hours. Officials could not identify the yellow-orange liquid in the vials – which were wrapped in a ballot paper – and …

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Surrealist threatened, undaunted

Independent Herne Bay candidate in county elections threatened with legal action by Canterbury City Council An Independent candidate in today’s county council elections has been threatened with possible legal action by Canterbury City Council. Steve Coombes, who is promoting a festival to mark the centenary of artist Marcel Duchamp’s visit to Herne Bay, was issued with a demand by the …

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