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Ukip opponents smash office windows

Ukip leader Nigel Farage with the added moustache and quote from The Simpsons character Moe. Picture: Paul Amos

13 April 2015

Opponents of Ukip damage headquarters in one of its Kent target towns as leader Nigel Farage is also targeted by graffiti on a campaign poster.


Campaigners caught napping... on double yellows!

A UKIP general election campaign van which has been pictured illegally parked on double yellow lines in Strood

13 April 2015

When Ukip activists took a snooze after a long session campaigning they chose the wrong spot... double yellow lines!


Clegg hits the campaign trail in Kent

Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg visits Mid Kent College, Tonbridge Road, Maidstone

13 April 2015

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg is expected to highlight his party's record on apprentices during a visit to Kent today to support the local candidate.


Farage claims credit for airport interest

Ukip leader Nigel Farage addresses party rally in Margate

12 April 2015

Ukip's leader used a party rally in Margate to attack rivals over their approach to Manston's future.


Could Tories be set to regain key seat?

Ukip candidate Mark Reckless

12 April 2015

A new poll suggests Rochester and Strood MP Mark Reckless will be beaten on May 7.


Farage back on the campaign trail in county

Nigel Farage visiting a home in Thanet

11 April 2015

Ukip leader Nigel Farage is in Broadstairs this afternoon as he continues his campaign to win the South Thanet seat.


Exclusive: Kent's floating voters

Votes have now been cast

10 April 2015

More than one in five voters in Kent have yet to decide who to support in the general election, an exclusive poll for the KM Group has revealed.


Economy tops Kent voters' issues

The economy is the number one priority for Kent voters

10 April 2015

The economy is the number one issue for Kent voters... and here's who a third trust to get it right.


Who our poll would put in power in Kent...

Voting is important - whatever the party

10 April 2015

If the results of our poll bear fruit on election day, here's what we will be seeing in Kent on May 8. Analysis by political editor Paul Francis


Who'd be a politician? Not in Tenderden!

Mr Green said it was a "printer's error"

09 April 2015

It's Tory red faces all round - as David Cameron and Damian Green get caught out in election leaflet blunders.


Gove wades into the battle of Rochester & Strood: the rematch

Conservative chief whip Michael Gove is toured around the office by Medway Messenger editor Bob Bounds

08 April 2015

Michael Gove became the first Tory big hitter to come to Medway on the general election campaign and promises "more to come".


'Where's Nigel?' campaign launched

Nigel Farage pulls a pint during his election campaign

06 April 2015

Tories have fired a broadside at Ukip leader Nigel Farage - launching a website which aims to prove he doesn't spend time in the Thanet constituency.


Poll says Farage facing South Thanet defeat

Nigel Farage kicks off his election campaign in Dover

05 April 2015

Ukip was today facing claims it 'covered up' a poll putting Nigel Farage in second place in South Thanet.


PM's 'secret weapon' unleashed in Medway

Samantha Cameron

01 April 2015

The Prime Minister's wife, dubbed by national press as his 'secret weapon' in the election campaign, is visiting a school in the Medway Towns today.


Thanet Conservative candidate says he could support staying in the EU

South Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay has been hosting a Westminster Hall debate about the human cost of drug addiction. Picture: Steve Crispe

28 March 2015

The Conservative candidate aiming to become the next MP for South Thanet says he could support staying in the EU.


'Race laws should be scrapped': Farage

Nigel Farage ahead of the Ukip spring conference in Margate

12 March 2015

Nigel Farage has sparked anger after claiming bosses should be allowed to recruit on the basis of nationality - and race laws should be scrapped.


'I can take this seat', Ukip candidate boldly claims

Janice Atkinson at the Winter Gardens in Margate. Picture: Tony Flashman

04 March 2015

Ukip say they could win "four or five seats" in Kent but one of their candidates says she is certain to win her election battle in May.


Farage: 'Ukip on course to win four or five Kent seats'

Nigel Farage in full flow at the conference

27 February 2015

Ukip is on course to win four or five seats in Kent at the election, party leader Nigel Farage has boldly predicted.


Ukip dogged by fallout of ex-councillor's race comments

Former Ukip councillor Rozanne Duncan on the BBC2 documentary

23 February 2015

The fallout from "racist" comments made by an ex-Ukip councillor are continuing to dog the party as it prepares to host a key conference in Kent.


Stormy scenes at Swale council budget meeting

Cllr Andrew Bowles

21 February 2015

A number of key decisions were made at a tough meeting to thrash out details of Swale council's 2015-16 budget.

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