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Manston bullseye

Ed Targett is the Green Party’s candidate for Thanet North. This article comes from his excellent blog.   Watching the monumental mess surrounding Manston Airport has been sad and I haven’t commented on it thus far. I probably should. My position is simple and no doubt deeply unpopular. I think the very idea of a compulsory purchase order by Thanet …

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General Election 2015: Who’s standing in North Thanet

A safe seat for the Conservative Party, North Thanet has been represented by Conservative stalwart Sir Roger Gale since its inception in 1983. The constituency consists of the northern and west of the Thanet district and Herne Bay, which is part of the Canterbury district. Who’s standing in 2015? Roger Gale – Conservative Party George Cunningham – Liberal Democrat Frances Rehal …

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Changing of the guard at city council

One of the most striking aspects of the ballot papers for the Canterbury City Council election is the failure of Ukip and the Lib Dems to fill their quota of candidates. The Lib Dems are fighting all the wards in Canterbury, Whitstable and the rural areas, but are only putting up three candidates in Herne Bay – seven fewer than …

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Green candidate calls for free parking and better services

ED TARGETT, the Green Party’s candidate for North Thanet, is a big fan of Herne Bay and its people but believes its potential is not being realised. Asked by the Times what he believed was the town’s greatest asset, he said: “Its sense of community, brilliant, no-nonsense people and fantastic array of independent shops and growing number of good restaurants.” …

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Social media proves to be election battlefield

SOCIAL media will play a greater role in the build-up to next month’s General Election than ever before. Such has been the growth in the importance of Facebook and Twitter across society that politicians will ignore them at their peril. It is said that the election of 2010 was the first in which the use of social media had a …

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A line-up of political hopefuls with sights set on Parliament

PARLIAMENT has dissolved and the starting gun has been fired for the 2015 General Election campaign. CHLOE MOSDELL takes a look at the runners and riders standing for the Canterbury and Whitstable constituency. Julian Brazier, Conservative Key pledge: Mr Brazier takes a strong interest in the transport issues facing Britain today and has past experience of working closely on a …

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Politician packs a real punch

A would-be MP will swap Punch and Judy politics for a real life fist fight when he steps into the ring for a charity boxing match. Green Party candidate Ed Targett will be taking on sparring buddy James Mahoney in a three-round bout at the Winter Gardens in Margate. They will both be raising money for ABF The Soldier’s Charity, …

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Solar farm condemned before decision is made

Proposed installation off Thanet Way labelled ‘unjustifiable’  Council planning offices say a 200-acre solar farm that could power 15,000 homes should be rejected because of the impact on the views of the countryside. Owls Hatch Solar Farm Ltd hope to build the green energy scheme near the Share and Coulter pub, to the south of the A299 Thanet Way. It …

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Hunt for new pier site as two sides part ways

Campaigners for the pier marina project have abandoned their plans for the existing pier and say they are looking for new sites for their ambitious scheme. It follows nearly three years of wrangling with the Pier Trust and Canterbury City Council about the options to rebuild and regenerate the pier. But after a public meeting held at the Yacht Club …

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