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Who do you think the election race is between?

When it comes to elections it really boils down to the to the main contender vs the best challenger.

In thanet North and Thanet South who would you say the contenders and challengers are?

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What could the Lib Dems do for Ramsgate?

Russ Timpson talks about his connection to Thanet and his vision for its future.

Short version:

  • Pro getting something done with Pleasurama (and disappointed that the local council have taken so long over it)
  • Pro Manston as a fright and ancillary service centre
  • Pro jobs
  • Claims a degree of being local to the area
  • Feels Ramsgate should and could be a prime tourist hotspot

I don't know about you but I like what he has to say.

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TDC vs KCC on Trust

Who do you trust more Thanet District Council (TDC) or Kent County Council (KCC). Join the debate on our Facebook page.


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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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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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Did you know?

People traveled from as far as Boston USA to come to GEEK 2014.

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