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General Election 2015: How can you register to vote before…

The deadline to make sure you can vote in next month’s General Election is midnight tonight (Monday). You need to register with your local authority in order to attend the polls on May 7 and have your say in who runs the country. Registering can be done online at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote where you can update your details on the electoral register. You …

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UK must remain in the EU to survive

I feel compelled to respond to last week’s lengthy letter from the Rev Stuart Piper (A Cheap And Silly Pop At Ukip By MP, Letters and Opinion, Kentish Gazette, March 5). Ukip and its adherents are frightening because of their “rear-view-mirror” view of the world which, I fear, holds dreadful implications for this country and its future generations if they …

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Pragmatic politician’s continuing journey to make a difference

As the election campaign begins to heat up the Gazette is continuing a series of interviews with the main candidates vying to be Herne Bay’s next MP. This week our reporter Aidan Barlow went to Sandwich to meet George Cunningham, the candidate for the Liberal Democrats ABOUT THE CANDIDATE George Cunningham is 59 years old and is originally from London. …

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Students have their say on range of hot topics

Canterbury voters grill a panel of five main English parties MORE than 100 students heard from the representatives of England’s five main political parties debate a range of issues, from the EU to climate change. Parliamentary candidates for the Canterbury and Whitstable seat James Flanagan (Lib Dems), Jim Gascoyne (Ukip) and Stuart Jeffery (Green Party), were joined by Conservative city …

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Getting to know the people who want your vote

Voters in Herne Bay will go to the polls on May 7 to decide who they would like to be their MP and how they would like the country to be governed. This election is set to be one of the most fiercely contested and uncertain for generations. In a series of interviews our reporter Aidan Barlow has quizzed candidates …

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MP is both patriotic and compassionate

I feel I must respond to Ukip parliamentary candidate Pier Wauchope’s comments regarding Herne Bay MP Sir Roger Gale at his recent meeting in the Kings Hall. Sir Roger has been consistent over a long period of time in his support for a referendum on our membership of the European Union in his ongoing fight for better road and rail …

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All-night street lighting with LEDs

A £40 million investment in LED technology is set to pave the way for a return to all-night street lighting across the Canterbury district and Faversham. Kent County Council has pledged to convert the county’s 120,000 street lights to LED, bringing to an end a controversial cost-cutting trial. It means all-night street lighting will return to residential roads, but it …

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Gale’s View

by your MP Roger Gale How long will it be before the Russians, possibly in the guise of Eastern Ukrainian “rebels” drive through from the east via Mariupol and establish a land bridge between the neo—Soviet Union and Crimea? I know that this is not the burning question on the lips of the man in the public bar of the …

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Ukraine’s cruel reminder of my political awakening

Gale’s View by your MP Sir Roger Gale I was, before I became an MP, a television producer and director. One of the questions that I find myself frequently asked is why I gave up this “glamorous” and over-paid profession to seek election to Parliament. Events in Ukraine have a bearing upon the answer. In 1956 Imre Nagy became, for …

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