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I appreciate the publication of all the city council candidates in the April 16 edition and read with interest your accompanying article. I was, however, surprised to see your comment on St Stephen’s ward, since Labour were second in the area in the last KCC elections. I was at the well-attended local hustings in St Stephen’s church hall on Monday …

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Things have changed since they became MPs

What happened after our two Tories entered Parliament THE world today is a very different place to when our MPs first took office, back in the Thatcher-dominated era of the 1980s. Canterbury and Whitstable’s MP Julian Brazier joined the parliamentary ranks in 1987, while Sir Roger Gale has been representative for Thanet North since the constituency’s creation in 1983. Together …

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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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Poll says yes to a town council for Whitstable

Times readers vote 3 to 1 in favour WHITSTABLE Times online readers have backed the possibility of the seaside town getting its own town council. A poll on our website was prompted after the Whitstable Green Party launched a petition calling for the change. People of Whitstable living in the Gorrell, Seasalter and Tankerton wards are being invited to support …

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Issues not solved by driving students out

LAST week’s edition of the Canterbury Times featured a letter which stated there were “too many students” in the city. While students and householders in Canterbury generally get on well, there have been points of tension in the last year. An end of term party at Canterbury Christ Church University drew more than 70 noise complaints. The letter, which was …

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Question Time-style debate gets politicians thinking

ALL five candidates standing in Faversham and Mid-Kent at the General Election have appeared at a Question Time-style event. The evening was held by Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School and offered an opportunity for students and members of the public to ask the candidates questions. After more than an hour of discussing national and general issues there was time for two …

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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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Green’s claim on post office

AS A HARBOUR Street shop owner and a member of the working group, which has been campaigning for some considerable time to save Whitstable’s Crown post office (CPO), I am concerned by the number of local people who have recently come to me, alarmed that our post office service might be under threat of closure in early May. It would …

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