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Polls open as thousands prepare to vote in Kent

Voters queuing to enter the polling station

08 June 2017

Polling stations opened across the county today - with the future of the nation after Brexit at stake.


Shock exit poll predicts Tory victory - but no overall majority

The exit polls have been announced

08 June 2017

Exit polls have predicted the Tories will win the election - but without an overall majority.


Election results in Kent: estimated times

The first ballot box being emptied. Stock image

08 June 2017

It could be a long night for voters and candidates in Medway and Kent.


How Kent's electoral tussle panned out

The effigy appeared yesterday. Picture: Simon Hare.

07 June 2017

KentOnline political editor Paul Francis takes a look back at Kent's campaign trail... as we prepare to vote.

Campaign pranksters bid farewell to stunt

The pranksters bid farewell to their election stunt.

07 June 2017

A group of pranksters who have targeted a parliamentary candidate's campaign posters have bid farewell to the stunt as polls open.


More grammars remain popular with Kent voters but opposition growing

School children in a classroom. Stock image.

07 June 2017

A Conservative pledge to end the ban on new selective schools continues to divide opinion in Kent


Candidates go head-to-head at hustings

From left: Mike Rolfe (Lab), Keith Nevols (Lib Dem), Lee McCall (Ind), chairman rev Paul Rush, Mike Baldock (Ind), Nicholas Hampshire (representing Con candidate Gordon Henderson) and Mad Mike Young (MRLP).

07 June 2017

Churches Together hosted a hustings meeting with the candidates for Sittingbourne and Sheppey.


Tories best placed to manage Brexit and economy: Kent poll

PM Theresa May

06 June 2017

Despite a stuttering campaign, people think the Conservatives are best placed to handle Brexit, say Kent voters.


Labour deny crossing reports

An artist's impression of the proposed tunnel

05 June 2017

The party has clarified its stance on the Lower Thames Crossing after the shadow transport secretary suggested it should be reconsidered.

Theresa May structure erected on white cliffs

The effigy appeared yesterday. Picture: Simon Hare.

05 June 2017

A huge statue of Theresa May flicking the V sign has been erected on the White Cliffs of Dover in a bizarre stunt.


Farage hints at return to frontline politics

Nigel Farage holding a public meeting in Ramsgate. Stock image

05 June 2017

Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage says he would consider returning to frontline politics - if the Prime Minister fails to deliver a deal on Brexit.


Candidate attacked over Muslim comments

MP Gordon Henderson

05 June 2017

An election candidate has come under fire after claiming British Muslims should come forward to report extremists in their midst.


Video: Ashford candidates make their case

Ashford and Tenterden election candidates have been interviewed by the Kentish Express

05 June 2017

Candidates from five parties contesting the Ashford constituency at the general election have made their pitches to voters

Conservatives poised for convincing win in Kent: exclusive poll

Polls close today at 10pm

05 June 2017

Kent looks set to stay blue in this week's election - bolstered by former Ukip supporters.


Heckling left has 'sick mindset'

Conservative candidate Sir Julian Brazier has denounced shouty left-wing activists.

05 June 2017

Tory election candidate Sir Julian Brazier has rounded on opponents who booed and jeered him during university hustings.


Election tainted by widespread bribery and corruption

The landlord of the Rose and Crown was happy to take money from both sides

05 June 2017

Modern-day investigations into alleged electoral fraud have nothing on the Victorians when bribes and inducements were part and parcel of politics.

London terror attack: Kent reacts

A police cordon remained at London Bridge on Sunday

04 June 2017

People are urged to remain vigilant after seven people died in a terror attack in the capital - but police say there is no immediate threat to Kent.


Nigel Farage returns to his old stomping ground to boost Ukip campaign

Nigel Farage could return to lead Ukip

03 June 2017

The former Ukip leader is back in Thanet in an eleventh hour push for votes


Ex- Ukip leader Nigel Farage to visit Kent

Ex-Ukip leader Nigel Farage visiting Ramsgate on his battle bus

02 June 2017

Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage is to visit Kent tomorrow - just a day after his former Tory opponent was charged under election law.


Kent candidate charged over expenses allegations

Craig Mackinlay

02 June 2017

A candidate standing in the general election has been charged relating to his expenses in the 2015 election.

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