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Margate to get its own council

Earlier this year we covered the councultation on parishing Margate which is something we have been saying is needed scince as early as 2009.

Now the news is that TDC are actually going ahead with the process of granting a parish council to Margate. They almost go so far as to admit that what they have been doing for Margate has not been working.

As always in Thanet not everyone is pleased with this outcome.


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Thanet's EU results are a massive "screw you" to politics

The results are in and the winner was no one at all.

Not only because the EU vote does not exactly have winners but also because the vast majority of people voted to let the politicians do whatever the hell they wanted by staying home and keeping out of it.

EU vote for MEP, Thanet, 2014

Admittedly the turnout was higher than expected although not by much and this can entirely be accounted for by the swollen numbers the Eurosceptic parties got for their European candidates. Perhaps because Eurosceptic voters did not understand that this was not a vote about Europe but simply voting was in support of Europe.

However if that is all the support UKIP can manage during a vote where pretty much everyone else is fairly apathetic about the outcome and only hardcore voters bother to show up I think it is safe to say that when the serious voting starts next year for positions that can actually change British policy on the EU that they are on a road to nowhere.

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TDC needs "Fresh Blood" say Lib-Dems

The Liberal Democrats are calling for fresh blood to get Thanet out of the mess that it is in.

Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidates George Cunningham (North Thanet) and Russ Timpson (South Thanet) are calling for political renewal in Thanet following the resignation of Clive Hart as Chairman of Thanet District Council and the spate of resignations that followed.

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Thanet's new Iron Lady?

Iris Johnson

Iris Johnson has been has achieved the honour of being the first democratically elected female leader of Thanet District Council.

Our congratulations to Iris Johnson Thanet's first female council leader. Iris has reportedly said that she plans to work in cooperation with the Conservatives to make Thanet better.

Let us hope that or own Iron Lady can do a better job than the many men that have held the post before.

If not there's an election next year...

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