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Election hustings at church

A chance to grill election candidates from five major parties will be held at Christ Church on Monday. The debate has been organised by the Rev Anthony Everett, with questions submitted by audience members for discussion. The Conservatives, Greens, Labour, Liberal Democrats and Ukip will all be attending to answer your questions. Doors open at 7pm, for more information about …

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Blue ice cream and a cat called Boris Johnson

Off the Record Behind the scenes at County Hall with political editor Paul Francis, Regional Press Awards UK’s weekly newspaper journalist of the year • It has been a rather lacklustre election campaign to date, so it was left to the blond mop head Boris Johnson to sprinkle a little political stardust on a trip to Kent this week. The …

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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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Labour are in the contest as well

I notice that in your recent article on the election contest in St Stephens, you say it is a straight contest between Lib Dems and Tories, and make no mention of the Labour Party candidates. You take no account of the hustings which took place at St Stephen’s Hall on April 13.  I was at this meeting and was impressed …

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Major themes of manifestoes

With just two weeks to go until polling day, Alex Claridge looks at the manifestos of those standing and examine five key pledges of each. Major themes running through them are tackling congestion and pollution, altering the way the council works and protecting open spaces. Outside the five main parties, we also include the pledges of Labour-turned-independent councillor John Wratten …

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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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Sir Roger has high hopes for Conservative majority

With just three weeks until polling day, candidates will be working hard to try to secure your vote on May 7. This week Conservative incumbent Sir Roger Gale met reporter Aidan Barlow at the Central Bandstand in Herne Bay to discuss the issues at stake in this election. ABOUT THE CANDIDATE Sir Roger Gale has been the Member of Parliament …

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Off the record

Behind the scenes at County Hall with political editor Paul Francis, Regional Press Awards UK’s weekly newspaper journalist of the year • THERE is much excitement among Lib Dems about their prospects in Canterbury in the election after the Daily Telegraph, no less, described it as marginal and that the party was best placed to be the main challenger to …

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Just who are you calling a bit woolly on policies?

An avid knitter from Deal has recreated the faces of the Dover and Deal Parliamentary candidates. Pat Wilson, 57, of Griffin Street, knitted Conservative candidate Charlie Elphicke and Labour candidate Clair Hawkins after receiving leaflets through her door. Mrs Wilson creates knitted characters for a variety of events and presents them in the window of her home and tweets them …

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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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