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Vandals daub Ukip election office with swastika graffiti

A Ukip campaign office has been covered in swastikas and graffiti by vandals warning the party to leave town. The premises in Mortimer Street, Herne Bay, were targeted overnight on Sunday, with staff discovering the damage the following morning. Officials even had to force their way into the shop with a crowbar because the locks had been tampered with. It …

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Albion Rovers, and why I fell out with Cameron

There are now just two weeks until the general election, and political parties have began to unveil their manifestos for how they believe the country should be governed. This week, Ukip’s challenger Piers Wauchope met reporter Aidan Barlow outside the party’s campaign office in Mortimer Street in Herne Bay ABOUT THE CANDIDATE Piers Wauchope is 58 and a barrister. He …

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Vandals target Ukip office in Mortimer Street

A Ukip campaign office has been covered in swastikas and graffiti by vandals warning the party to leave town. The base in Mortimer Street, Herne Bay, was targeted overnight, with staff discovering the damage this morning. Officials even had to force their way into the shop with a crowbar because the locks had been tampered with. The part cleared windows …

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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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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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Hypocrisy over house building

The massive building over of Kent is a government-driven plan. The Conservatives changed the planning rules in 2012 to favour large scale development on green-field sites. As part of building a “big society”, the Conservatives (somewhat ironically) pledged in their 2010 manifesto “to give neighbourhoods greater control over the planning system”. They then effectively overturned this pledge by allowing the …

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