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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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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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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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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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Hundreds sign libraries petition, says Herne Bay Labour group

Labour supporters with parliamentary hopeful Frances Rehal (wearing red hat) Comments (0) HUNDREDS of people have signed a petition asking the county council not to transfer its library services to a charitable trust, Herne Bay Labour Party has said. Party supporters were collecting signatures for their Save our Library Services petition on Saturday at their stall in Mortimer Street. It called …

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Look everyone – it’s that Ed Targett again!

Greens unveil Ed Targett as election candidate The latest contender to challenge for North Thanet and Herne Bay MP Sir Roger Gale’s seat at the next election has been revealed. Former Herne Bay Times reporter Ed Targett is the Green Party’s first candidate in the seat since 1992 after helping establish a new Thanet group in 2012. Father-of-two Mr Targett, …

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