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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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Ukip manifesto pledge to re-open Manston

Ukip will spell out a specific commitment to re-open Manston Airport when it launches its election manifesto tomorrow. The party manifesto will make an explicit reference to Manston, saying that it is ideally placed to address the lack of airport capacity in the south east. Party sources say they want to send a signal that it strongly supports Manston, which …

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Ukip leader Nigel Farage attacks rivals over Manston Airport interest

Ukip leader Nigel Farage says his party should take the credit for forcing election rivals to take seriously the future of Manston. The fate of the airport has taken centre stage in the election battle for South Thanet with Ukip holding a rally at Margate’s Winter Gardens yesterday to demonstrate its support to re-open it. The rally, attended by about …

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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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Outrage as article describes Thanet as similar to Chernobyl and like ‘a small module of erupted spleen.’

A national newspaper article describing Thanet as ‘Chernobyl-like’ and “a small module of erupted spleen” has sparked cross-party criticism in the area. The piece, in today’s Sunday Times by Camilla Long – the paper’s film critic – said Thanet was bilious, forlorn and desolate in a portrait of the area ahead of the election. She also described it as “the English …

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Al Murray ‘too heavy’ for skydive

Al Murray formed the Free United Kingdom Party to contest the South Thanet seat Comedian Al Murray, who is standing for parliament in his guise as The Pub Landlord, has been forced to cancel a parachute jump because he is too heavy. The 46-year-old was expected to land at Headcorn Aerodrome in Kent before addressing constituents in Sandwich. Murray is …

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Farage cancels Herne Bay visit over market stall ‘security…

Comments (1) UKIP leader Nigel Farage cancelled an appearance at the party’s new North Thanet constituency office after his security detail decided market stalls outside posed a risk. Mr Farage was due to visit Herne Bay this morning (Saturday) to open Ukip’s new office in Mortimer Street. However, local party officials were told the parliamentary candidate for neighbouring South Thanet would …

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Look everyone – it’s that Ed Targett again!

Greens unveil Ed Targett as election candidate The latest contender to challenge for North Thanet and Herne Bay MP Sir Roger Gale’s seat at the next election has been revealed. Former Herne Bay Times reporter Ed Targett is the Green Party’s first candidate in the seat since 1992 after helping establish a new Thanet group in 2012. Father-of-two Mr Targett, …

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