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Poll says yes to a town council for Whitstable

Times readers vote 3 to 1 in favour WHITSTABLE Times online readers have backed the possibility of the seaside town getting its own town council. A poll on our website was prompted after the Whitstable Green Party launched a petition calling for the change. People of Whitstable living in the Gorrell, Seasalter and Tankerton wards are being invited to support …

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Students have their say on range of hot topics

Canterbury voters grill a panel of five main English parties MORE than 100 students heard from the representatives of England’s five main political parties debate a range of issues, from the EU to climate change. Parliamentary candidates for the Canterbury and Whitstable seat James Flanagan (Lib Dems), Jim Gascoyne (Ukip) and Stuart Jeffery (Green Party), were joined by Conservative city …

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Green’s claim on post office

AS A HARBOUR Street shop owner and a member of the working group, which has been campaigning for some considerable time to save Whitstable’s Crown post office (CPO), I am concerned by the number of local people who have recently come to me, alarmed that our post office service might be under threat of closure in early May. It would …

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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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Green’s petition is not nothing new

WHILE Alex Stevens, Michelle Freeman and Stuart Jeffery of the Green Party have invited residents of Gorrell, Seasalter and Tankerton wards to sign their petition calling for a town council in Whitstable they might be interested to know that there has been a petition in circulation on this issue for some considerable time and it can be found at www.ipetitions.com/petition/whitstable-town-council …

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Kent Police should-just return to fighting crime

A piece of my mind Julie Wassmer TV writer, author and local campaigner LAST month I commented on a Guardian newspaper report on how Kent Police had asked for a list of names of the attendees to a university fracking debate. Having been a panelist on the debate, which took place in November at Canterbury Christ Church University, I followed …

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Police ‘abused power’ by spying on fracking debate

Kent Police has been accused of an “abuse of power” following allegations it planted plainclothes officers in the audience of a fracking debate at Canterbury Christ Church University. It emerged this week that a chief inspector requested two officers monitor the meeting, which took place on November 19, following concerns over the attendance of a prominent Green Party activist. The …

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Chief’s pay sends message to staff

While the salary of the new chief executive of East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust may have been bench marked against others (Four-Day Week And £294k For New Trust Chief, Herne Bay Gazette, January 29), it is still an eye watering amount to pay, especially at a time when other hospital staff may have just won the fight for …

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Kent Police accused of abuse of power for planting undercover officers at fracking debate at Canterbury Christ Church University

Kent Police has been accused of an “abuse of power” after it planted plain-clothes officers in the audience of a fracking debate at Canterbury Christ Church University. It emerged this week that a chief inspector requested that two officers monitor the meeting, which took place on November 19, following concerns over the attendance of a prominent Green Party activist. The …

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Tories name candidates for city council election

… while three prospective MPs answer student questions ALTHOUGH the political focus is very much on the general election, which will be upon us in less than 100 days, the starting pistol has been fired for those hoping to win a seat on Canterbury City Council. The Canterbury Conservatives became the first local party to announce their candidates for the …

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