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PM has nothing to fear from TV debates

Gale’s View by your MP Sir Roger Gale Those of us, on both sides of the House of Commons, who have a ringside seat for Prime Minister’s Questions are, I think, agreed that during the past 12 months there have been occasions when, had the contest across the despatch box been a boxing bout, the referee would have stopped the …

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Call this progress? As a student I bought Wimbledon flat for less than £8,000

A piece of my mind Julie Wassmer, TV writer, author and local campaigner LABOUR RECENTLY unveiled plans to slash tuition fees by a third and to increase maintenance support for students. I’m sure this will please the student I heard at a recent university debate who complained that with the financial commitments students are burdened with these days he would …

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Minister John Hayes announces review over Manston Airport

The government is to appoint a consultant to review the decisions taken so far about the future of Manston Airport. Transport Minister John Hayes made the announcement during a visit to the airport site today. Mr Hayes said: “I recognise the strong interest in keeping Manston Airport open which is why the government is leaving no stone unturned in the …

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Protesters urge council to keep libraries as a service

Town residents are concerned charity plan will lead to closures MORE than 200 people turned out to join the protest to save Whitstable’s library service on Saturday. The gathering, which was held on National Libraries Day, followed the announcement of Kent County Council’s money-saving plans to hand over Kent’s network of 99 libraries to a charitable trust. Event organisers launched …

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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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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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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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Only Tories will guarantee an EU referendum

Gale’s View by your MP Sir Roger Gale Writing in a weekend tabloid newspaper my colleague Dan Hannan, Member of the European Parliament for South East England, has spelled out three possible options for the prime minister arising from the promised in/out referendum on our membership of the European Union (EU). This follows the selection, by an overwhelming majority of …

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UKIP’s party time as Lib Dems and Tories share blame

UKIP polled more than a third of the votes in the district as the party enjoyed a thumping European election success. The party picked up 13,459 of the 39,153 votes cast in Canterbury – almost 2,500 move than the Conservatives in second. Labour polled third with 6,012, the Green Party fourth with 4,794 and the Liberal Democrats trailed fifth with …

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‘Most extraordinary result seen in British politics for 100 years’

Ukip storms to victory in European elections UKIP has taken the lion’s share of the vote in the’tanterbury and Swale districts for the European elections. Polls closed on Thursday evening and the count for Canterbury took place at the Kings Hall in Herne Bay on Sunday. Nigel Farage’s party, which already has two members on Canterbury City Council and 17 …

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