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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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Better security is needed not closure

I WAS concerned to read in the article about the Glebe Way crossing (Times, March 4) that Network Rail is keen to close the crossing. In common with many local residents, younger and older, students and shoppers, walkers and workers. I use the crossing every day with my dog and I very much support it remaining open, but with better …

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Lib Dems’ chief to quit, but says future of party is bright

Canterbury’s outspoken Liberal Democrat leader Alex Perkins has announced he will not be standing for re-election in May. He says that after 16 consecutive years of serving on the authority he “deserves a rest”. But he believes his group still has the best chance in Kent of seizing control of a local council. Cllr Perkins was first elected in 1987 …

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We require power but pylons will blight lovely countryside

Brazier’s bulletin Julian Brazier, MP for Canterbury and Whitstable THE tension between climate change and our energy needs will be one of the major issues shaping the 21st century. The good news is that, owing to increased awareness and a number of efficiency drives, our energy use in Britain is decreasing. Of that share though, the demand for electricity is …

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MP wants level cros sing safety measures upped

Network Rail put under pressure after fourth death in four years JULIAN Brazier has piled the pressure on Network Rail chiefs to increase safety measures at Glebe Way after the death of a teenager last month. Sacha Wheeler, 14, who was a pupil at Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School in Canterbury was hit and killed by a train at the …

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This is the time to defend our freedoms

PREDICTABLY, our spies and authoritarian politicians (including Julian Brazier in his article of January 21) have used the Paris terror attacks as an excuse to extend governmental powers to intrude into our lives. Mr Brazier calls for support for the Counter Therorism and Security Bill, which has been amended to include the “snoopers’ charter”. This would force telecoms companies and …

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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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Less paperwork for teachers means they can focus on real job

Brazier’s bulletin Julian Brazier, MP for Canterbury and Whitstable EVERY child deserves a good education and we are blessed to have some great schools in Canterbury One of the best parts of my job is visiting them and these visits are an opportunity to discuss a variety of issues with teachers and pupils. We place enormous value and trust in …

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We’re ready for the floods, insists EA

Government body promises no repeat of last winter’s devastation THE Environment Agency (EA) says it is ready to tackle any flooding in Canterbury this year, despite admittng that more needed to be done to protect homes. Since the heavy rainfall of last December, January and February which rendered some villages inaccessible and hundreds of homes flooded, crews from the Environment …

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Not so delighted by autumn statement

JULIAN Brazier, commenting on changes to stamp duty business rates and other measures contained in the autumn statement says that: “…the deficit is coming down faster than people expected. We are therefore able to afford these measures…” (Hospice and businesses cheered by new budget, December 10) He is either being deliberately misleading or being terribly naive. George Osborne himself expected …

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