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Picking up the pieces of commissioner’s calamity

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 • Kent crime commissioner Ann Barnes has probably done more to disprove the idea that there is no such thing as bad publicity but things could have been a lot worse. Before appearing before members of …

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UKIP’s party time as Lib Dems and Tories share blame

UKIP polled more than a third of the votes in the district as the party enjoyed a thumping European election success. The party picked up 13,459 of the 39,153 votes cast in Canterbury – almost 2,500 move than the Conservatives in second. Labour polled third with 6,012, the Green Party fourth with 4,794 and the Liberal Democrats trailed fifth with …

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A lovely English scene, with no Danish message

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 • So, how did UKIP leader Nigel Farage relax before the drama of the European election count on Sunday? He went and watched Kent playing Worcester at the Tunbridge Wells cricket festival, of course. “Lunch was …

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‘Most extraordinary result seen in British politics for 100 years’

Ukip storms to victory in European elections UKIP has taken the lion’s share of the vote in the’tanterbury and Swale districts for the European elections. Polls closed on Thursday evening and the count for Canterbury took place at the Kings Hall in Herne Bay on Sunday. Nigel Farage’s party, which already has two members on Canterbury City Council and 17 …

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Ed’s fascinated by boilers

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 is one of the challenges for politicians on the campaign trail. No, not being egged or punched in the face, but taking an interest in a myriad subjects they have no real knowledge about. …

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Public have a right to EU referendum

YOUR letter from the Liberal Democrat MEP Antony Hooks stated that Ukip would take the country out of the European Union. What he omits to say of course is that Ukip would not do this without the permission of the British people, and we have a fundamental right to a national referendum. This right is denied to the British people …

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EU’s future is in your hands

THE UK will vote in the 2014 European Parliament election on Thursday, May 22 with most of the results of the ballot being announced on Sunday, May 25, after voting has closed throughout the 28 member states of the European Union. In total, 73 Members of the European Parliament will be elected from the United Kingdom using proportional representation, where …

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Tackling overpayments to staff is a robust policy

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 • Kent County Council has a bit of form on the issue of overpaying staff but is it finally getting to grips with it? Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act show that last year …

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Election roundup from thisiskent

Conservatives have won their fourth term in office with a six seat majority following one of the most tightly fought elections seen for decades. They won 45 seats in total but UKIP kept the Tories on their toes gaining 17 seats across Kent – winning seven out of eight seats in Thanet and then grabbing two in Herne Bay at …

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