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Ukip manifesto pledge to re-open Manston

Ukip will spell out a specific commitment to re-open Manston Airport when it launches its election manifesto tomorrow. The party manifesto will make an explicit reference to Manston, saying that it is ideally placed to address the lack of airport capacity in the south east. Party sources say they want to send a signal that it strongly supports Manston, which …

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Manston Airport campaign gets boost

10 April 2015 From the section Kent Manston Airport closed last May with the loss of 150 jobs The fight to reopen Kent’s Manston Airport has received a double boost. Transport Minister John Hayes said he was satisfied the local council would be financially protected in a proposed Compulsory Purchase Order. And he has paved the way for a search …

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Pragmatic politician’s continuing journey to make a difference

As the election campaign begins to heat up the Gazette is continuing a series of interviews with the main candidates vying to be Herne Bay’s next MP. This week our reporter Aidan Barlow went to Sandwich to meet George Cunningham, the candidate for the Liberal Democrats ABOUT THE CANDIDATE George Cunningham is 59 years old and is originally from London. …

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Satirical video edited by Dover teenager racks up more than four million hits online

A satirical video on Prime Minister’s Questions created by a Dover teenager has racked up more than four million hits online. Harrison Hale, 17, of London Road in River, edited footage of David Cameron cracking a joke in Parliament. It shows Labour’s Stephen Pound asking Mr Cameron whether he was willing to disassociate himself from the “snobbish” and “disdainful” comments …

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Question Time-style debate gets politicians thinking

ALL five candidates standing in Faversham and Mid-Kent at the General Election have appeared at a Question Time-style event. The evening was held by Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School and offered an opportunity for students and members of the public to ask the candidates questions. After more than an hour of discussing national and general issues there was time for two …

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Airport ‘reopening plan’ backed

2 April 2015 From the section Kent The Conservatives said their plan to save Manston was “thought through and viable” The transport secretary has given his support to campaigners and local politicians fighting to save Kent’s Manston Airport. Patrick McLoughlin has backed a five-point plan from Thanet Conservative candidates to halt its redevelopment. UKIP said it wanted a viable airport …

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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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Outrage as article describes Thanet as similar to Chernobyl and like ‘a small module of erupted spleen.’

A national newspaper article describing Thanet as ‘Chernobyl-like’ and “a small module of erupted spleen” has sparked cross-party criticism in the area. The piece, in today’s Sunday Times by Camilla Long – the paper’s film critic – said Thanet was bilious, forlorn and desolate in a portrait of the area ahead of the election. She also described it as “the English …

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Plain Jane: Meet the candidates for the Green Party

Comments (0) I WAS initially invited to visit the Green candidate for Thanet South at his Broadstairs home – an arrangement I jumped at, to check if it featured sacks of mung beans and a composting toilet. In the event, we meet in the Belgian Bar in Ramsgate, which boasts neither. It is a testament to Councillor Ian Driver’s capacity for …

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Pub Landlord too chubby for planned parachute jump

Pub Landlord photo by FUKP2 Avalon and Pete Dadds Comments (0) A PLANNED parachute jump in Kent by Pub Landlord Al Murray has been ditched – because he weighs too much. The South Thanet general election candidate was due to drop into Headcorn Aerodrome near Ashford tomorrow morning (Friday), before travelling to The New Inn in Sandwich to address constituents. But …

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