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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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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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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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Lib Dems’ chief to quit, but says future of party is bright

Canterbury’s outspoken Liberal Democrat leader Alex Perkins has announced he will not be standing for re-election in May. He says that after 16 consecutive years of serving on the authority he “deserves a rest”. But he believes his group still has the best chance in Kent of seizing control of a local council. Cllr Perkins was first elected in 1987 …

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Canterbury city councillor and magistrate Ron Flaherty has died at his home in Herne Bay aged 70

Herne Bay councillor, former Sheriff of Canterbury and magistrate Ron Flaherty has died aged 70. The Liberal Democrat had represented the Heron ward on Canterbury City Canterbury since 1991 and was well-known for his sense of civic duty and commitment to constituents. Cllr Flaherty passed away following a short battle with cancer at 7.40pm on Thursday evening at the house in …

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Tory pair pushing for council reform

But leader stands by current system TWO Conservative councillors have put together their own proposal to change the way Canterbury City Council is run. Simon Cook, who represents North Nailbourne, and Neil Baker, who represents Tankerton, want the executive system scrapped and replaced with committees. The pair have submitted a motion to the next meeting of the full council, on …

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