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Which is Laziest Party in TDC? (It might surprise you)

Which party worked hardest for you in Thanet District Council?

Not all parties are the same and today we can tell you who the laziest and hardest working parties are in Thanet District Council (TDC).

This is what the make up of TDC looks like at the moment (for this chart I have not adjusted for certain disgraced members and recently unlisted members of parties).

TDC Party make up 2015

Going from the council's own record of meeting attendance since the last election, as you would expect, the number of meetings attended roughly reflects this. Although some parties are clearly doing more than others.

This is what happens when we chart the work (in terms of meetings attended) by the parties (not such a big change). You might notice that some parties are doing more or less by a small amount (or so it seems) than their membership count might indicate.

Per Party Work in TDC

However when we rescale for party size something interesting is shown - there is a hard working group and a very lazy one too. It's not what you would think from these charts.

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Vote Matthew Brown for TDC

Matthew is standing as a candidate for election to TDC in Dane Valley.

Matt, the founder of Thanet Star, is again standing for election to Thanet District Council in Dane Valley this year. He stood previously at the last elections and gave both Tory and Labour a run for their money.

between elections he has been campaigning on a number of issues and continues to fight for honesty and transparency in TDC.

Unlike other candidates, who say what you want to hear and then vanish, I am a local lad with the same interests in seeing things sorted out as everyone else. Says Matt. Unlike the Tory that was not even living in the same country or the Labour councillors that promise action but fail to deliver I actually care about Dane Valley and Millmead and want to make a difference. Win or lose I will still be here doing my best for the area where I live.

Matt will be published a series of editorials in the run up to the election talking about what he hopes to achieve.

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Good luck figuring out your vote this year

One of the problems with being a voter is, that apart from that there are not many of us left, that council votes and national votes need sometimes to be flatly contradictory.

This year, unless you are a Lib-Dem voter, the chances are that to get the best deal all round you may need to vote very differently in each section.

For example if you live in Thanet South and plan on voting tactically then you are more than likely going to vote Labour to avoid getting UKIP. However at the council level the last thing you should be doing is letting Labour or UKIP anywhere near power. That said, you also would be an idiot to let the Conservatives back into TDC.

Likewise in Thanet North tactical voting really means Choosing between Conservatives (yet again) and Lib-Dem. Although you are likely to get Roger Gale back and doing very little however you vote. Seems fair... not. However in TDC you might (depending on your ward) have a choice to keep out either Labour or Conservative but not always both.

So when it comes to TDC what are your choices?

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Dealing with Thanet's blog bullies

When I started blogging at Thanet Star the one thing I was absolutely determined to see was a sensible comment policy. So much so that it was the first thing I wrote.

Like all Thanet Blogs the first thing to happen was that those who want only to rubbish everything with vitriol and bile showed up. Perhaps they were thinking that here was a new playground for their special brand of trolling?

Quite soon I heard the cries of the trollishly inclined complaining about their "freedom of speech", their precious "freedom" to be as crude and unpleasant as they wished as if it was some god-given right. However I was not, am not, and will not allow this site to be home to that sort of negativity. There is no need for it. Sure, disagree with me all you want but attack the opinion not the person.

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The simple fact of the matter is that Thanet blogging has fostered a bully culture. The bullies rule the comments in almost all the Thanet Blogs and the result is that all other forms of comment have been driven away.

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Gloag evicts pensioners to turn home into holiday cottage

A picture is doing the rounds of Social Media suggestion Ms Gloag (she of stagecoach and shutting Manston) is also evicting a couple in the 70s from their home.

According to the image the couple, who have lived in the house for 40 years, are being chucked out by Anne Gloag because reasons. The image has been shared over 2,240 times in the last 4 days.

Apparently, according to The Daily Record, Gloag is kicking the elderly couple out because she wants to make their home into a holiday cottage.

Also reported by the Herald Scotland, The Highland Times and The Press and Journal.

Why on earth is TDC so content to get into bed with this woman?

Now you know as much as we do. If you can shed any light on this story please comment below and let us know.

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Did you know?

Margate was the first seaside resort to introduce deck chairs way back in 1898.

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MP Roger Gail (thanet North) wanted to increase VAT

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MP Roger Gale (Thanet North) has never voted on measures to reduce tax avoidance

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Too popular

On Wednesday 28th May the article The staggering truth about Gloag's Manston deal was so popular that it was briefly unreachable as the server could not supply pages fast enough.

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Did Labour Lie?

Who actually believes TDCs Health and Safety line? Comment now on Thanet Star.

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MRP Minutes

All of the Margate Renewal Partnership Board Meeting Minutes (Via FOI)

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Manston Airport

Two weeks to find Manston Airport buyer says North Thanet MP (via BBC)

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CCG to review

Thanet CCG told by High Court judge that policy on assistive reproduction technique is “unlawful”. [link]

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Good comments

Generally longer, more in depth, comments get flagged as spam less often.

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Spam stopping

Matt has spent some time retraining the spam filter to avoid false positives and catch more spam. If your comment gets flagged as spam let us know on Facebook or Twitter.

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