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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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National Voter Registration Day

Today (Thursday 5th Feb) is National Voter Registration Day and I am writing to urge residents in the Canterbury district to make sure they are registered to vote. On Thursday, May 7, there will be three elections in the district – general, city council and parish council. If people are not on the electoral register, they will not be able …

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Partisan view on choosing a party

Dylan Hampshire (Who To Vote For Is The Big Question, Letters and Opinion, Herne Bay Gazette, January 22) takes an interesting non-partisan view on the May elections for the city council. I cannot be so dispassionate, but I hope I can help him and other readers with a similar dilemma by providing a point of view. Firstly, the local Conservatives …

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Local votes must be cast on local issues

MY THOUGHTS are turning to the elections in spring, both national and, probably more importantly, local. Many have moaned about the running of Canterbury City Council and the high-handed attitude it has often adopted, but as a concerned local voter who should I vote for? It is very important to separate the locals and nationals. It is no point electing …

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Labour councillor to stand as Independent

JOHN Wratten, one of Whitstable’s longest-serving Labour councillors, has announced that he will be standing as an Independent candidate in May’s local elections. Cllr Wratten is contesting the new Gorrell Ward, having previously represented Harbour Ward since 1999. He said: “I had approaches from other parties but chose to be Independent as I believe people should be able to vote …

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