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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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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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Airport ‘reopening plan’ backed

2 April 2015 From the section Kent The Conservatives said their plan to save Manston was “thought through and viable” The transport secretary has given his support to campaigners and local politicians fighting to save Kent’s Manston Airport. Patrick McLoughlin has backed a five-point plan from Thanet Conservative candidates to halt its redevelopment. UKIP said it wanted a viable airport …

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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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Lib Dems call for “Team Thanet” approach on Manston

Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Russ Timpson has called for a “Team Thanet” approach to reopening and operating Manston airport. Mr Timpson held a meeting on the airport’s future in Broadstairs today (Tuesday), where speakers included Lib Dem MP for St Austell and Newquay, Stephen Gilbert. Mr Glibert told the meeting local authorities, MPs and the Local Enterprise Partnership had “pulled …

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