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Challenge to parking fine over sign that’s ‘wrong’

Would you park next to this sign? A would-be councillor says it is misleading drivers and that council bosses are refusing to correct it. Ukip party hopeful for Herne and Broomfield John Moore said the signpost by the taxi rank outside Vivid in the High Street is causing confusion. It follows the news last week that Canterbury City Council faces …

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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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Clegg’s in Kent, complete with dancers

Off the Record Behind the scenes with political editor Paul Francis, Regional Press Awards weekly newspaper journalist of the year • As if Ukip didn’t already have problems with some of its candidates, the expulsion of would-be Folkestone and Hythe MP Janice Atkinson over her expenses was a new nadir. But you can’t say the party didn’t act quickly. The …

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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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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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What a curious defence our MP Sir Roger Gale makes against Ukip! The simple fact is that Sir Roger has let us down. He was against immigration, He has done nothing about it. He supports a government that promised to reduce immigration “or vote us out”. Immigration is now at higher levels than it was under Gordon Brown. Sir Roger …

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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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MP is both patriotic and compassionate

I feel I must respond to Ukip parliamentary candidate Pier Wauchope’s comments regarding Herne Bay MP Sir Roger Gale at his recent meeting in the Kings Hall. Sir Roger has been consistent over a long period of time in his support for a referendum on our membership of the European Union in his ongoing fight for better road and rail …

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Switch-off fiasco likely to cast a long shadow

Off the Record Behind the scenes at County Hall with political editor Paul Francis, Regional Press Awards UK’s weekly newspaper journalist of the year • So, why did the politician who was in charge of the streetlight switch-off quit his job? Speculation is rife at County Hall, with some mischievously suggesting that Cllr David Brazier decided it was probably better …

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