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Shameful secrecy, disgraceful conduct

We’re pretty clear that the whole PwC thing, apparently OK’d by “Dave” Cameron, is a transparent attempt to keep any pro-Manston votes loyal until Farage and UKIP are safely defeated in North and South Thanet. Intrigued by the suggestion that it will take a leading accountancy firm two months to decide whether RiverOak had the dosh for a CPO, we …

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Election hustings at church

A chance to grill election candidates from five major parties will be held at Christ Church on Monday. The debate has been organised by the Rev Anthony Everett, with questions submitted by audience members for discussion. The Conservatives, Greens, Labour, Liberal Democrats and Ukip will all be attending to answer your questions. Doors open at 7pm, for more information about …

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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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Major themes of manifestoes

With just two weeks to go until polling day, Alex Claridge looks at the manifestos of those standing and examine five key pledges of each. Major themes running through them are tackling congestion and pollution, altering the way the council works and protecting open spaces. Outside the five main parties, we also include the pledges of Labour-turned-independent councillor John Wratten …

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Planners sticking to their guns over homes

LOCAL PLAN LATEST Controversial plans to deliver 780 new homes per year in the Canterbury district will not be scaled back, council chiefs have warned. Senior officers claim the 15,500 new homes target for Canterbury, Herne Bay and Whitstable over the next 20 years is realistic – and could even be increased. They say it would be disastrous to tear …

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Pat’s woolly party candidates have Ukip leader in stitches

UKIP supporters say leader Nigel Farage won’t pull the wool over your eyes – but that pearl of wisdom hasn’t stopped one nan from knitting a mini version of the politician. Pat Wilson has created a knitted Nigel, and also a woolly Cameron, Clegg, Miliband, Natalie Bennett and other candidate figures, in the run-up to the General Election. The talented …

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Things have changed since they became MPs

What happened after our two Tories entered Parliament THE world today is a very different place to when our MPs first took office, back in the Thatcher-dominated era of the 1980s. Canterbury and Whitstable’s MP Julian Brazier joined the parliamentary ranks in 1987, while Sir Roger Gale has been representative for Thanet North since the constituency’s creation in 1983. Together …

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Council sticking to its 780-homes-a-year plan

Bosses insist figure is correct, despite opposition A MINIMUM of 780 houses a year will be built across the Canterbury district to meet demand, council bosses say. The city council wants to press ahead with its major housing development plans despite a petition against them. In February Jim Gascoyne, the Ukip candidate for the Canterbury seat in the General Election, …

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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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