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Getting to know the people who want your vote

Voters in Herne Bay will go to the polls on May 7 to decide who they would like to be their MP and how they would like the country to be governed. This election is set to be one of the most fiercely contested and uncertain for generations. In a series of interviews our reporter Aidan Barlow has quizzed candidates …

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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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With reference to your article about the Ukip attack on Sir Roger Gale. When I went into hospital for operations and couldn’t get any help, Sir Roger went through the procedures with me to help claim disability payments and sort my case. There was no question of who I voted for or what my political views are. He and his …

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• Thank you for publishing Gale’s View last week, which told us so much about Sir Roger Gale’s failure as an MP to stand up for the people he represents. The Conservatives got into power five years ago on a promise to cut immigration. Sir Roger’s campaign literature made that promise. Immigration is now higher than it was when the …

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A cheap and silly pop at Ukip by MP

Sir Roger Gale has once more taken the opportunity to take a cheap and frankly unintelligent pop at Ukip in his latest newspaper article for the people of Thanet (No Real Appetite For Hard-right Populism, Gale’s View, Home Bay Gazette, February 26). Sir Roger seems quite determined to have us believe that he actually cares who votes for him. The …

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Radio drama festival pulls in the listeners

Organisers of Herne Bay event promise another HERNE BAY hosted the country’s first radio drama festival at the weekend and it went so well that plans are already in hand to hold another next year. The UK International Radio Drama Festival, which ran from Thursday to Saturday last week, was the creation of Moving Theatre and played productions from across …

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Five reasons why our city beats the capital

• 1. In London, one sees drunks lying in the gutter with a bottle of cider, while in Canterbury you see drunks lying in the gutter with a bottle of Pimms. • 2. We have an MP nearby who is a Sir, Sir Roger Gale. London has Boris Johnson. • 3. London’s main shopping streets have high-priced shops like Harrods, …

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NHS cuts hit home

The article by Sir Roger Gale in the Gazette could almost have been written by an opposition member and not from a person whose party is actually in power. I deeply sympathise with his view that it is a sorry situation that the Queen Vic hospital has had so many of its outpatients services stripped and placed in the inaccessible …

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Sir Roger had his say on care change

Sir Roger Gale MP likes to promote himself as the protector of the NHS and local services (Where Has Community Care Funding Gone?, Gale’s View, Herne Bay Gazette, January 29). What Mr Gale fails to tell his public is that he is as much part of this government’s attack on working people and those dependent on the welfare state as …

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Airport’s former owner ‘misled MP’

Manston Airport closed last May with the loss of 150 jobs The former owner of Manston Airport has been accused of misleading a Kent MP over her true intentions as to the future of the site which shut last May. North Thanet MP Sir Roger Gale told the Commons Transport Select Committee that he believed Ann Gloag had “no intention” …

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