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Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry on the campaign trail in Kent

Emily Thornberry

02 June 2017

The MP who once slashed the lead of a 'safe' Tory seat in Kent is in the county today to back a Labour candidate.


Labour pledges to cut rail fares

Passengers will have to pay more to travel by train. Library image.

01 June 2017

A Labour government would slash rail fares - saving commuters more than £1,000 a year, it's been claimed.


'Overdue' gyratory sends politicians into a spin

The newly revamped gyratory system

01 June 2017

Politicians are at loggerheads... over whether a town's £7.5m gyratory system is behind schedule.


Defections but no drama as Kent's quiet election battle goes on

Jeremy Corbyn, the new Leader of the Labour Party

01 June 2017

More tales from the campaign trail as the parties battle for your vote

For sale: veteran Conservative candidate listed on eBay

Parliamentary candidate for North Thanet Sir Roger Gale

01 June 2017

Ever wanted to "own" a vintage Tory? Here's your chance.

Battle of Medway boycott follows Sure Start decision

31 May 2017

Opposition councillors are set to boycott the Battle of Medway events following a decision to move ahead with a consultation on Sure Start closures.


Kent's electoral wasteland

Iain Duncan Smith and Diane Abbott greet each other warmly after meeting unexpectedly in Margate. Picture: Gary Browne.

31 May 2017

What a difference a couple of years make... as we compare the big hitters that visited Kent for the 2015 general election and now.


Labour pledge to reconsider crossing

An artist's impression of the proposed tunnel at Option C of the Lower Thames Crossing

31 May 2017

Labour has said it will re-examine the decision to approve a new Lower Thames Crossing linking Kent and Essex if it is elected.


Would-be MPs give their take as polling day draws near

30 May 2017

As polling day draws closer, two would-be MPs give their take on what's in store for the final phase of the race for the keys to 10 Downing Street.

Heckling Tory chairman kicked out of hustings

Cllr Neil Baker

29 May 2017

A Tory chairman was kicked out of a hustings event and has been branded a "rude berk".


Kent's general election costs revealed

Voters queuing to enter the polling station

26 May 2017

The cost to Kent taxpayers of holding the general election has been revealed. Here's how your area fares.


Election campaigning resumes after terror attack

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

26 May 2017

General election campaigning, which was suspended following Monday's terror atrocity in Manchester, is resuming today.


Is the lady for turning?

Theresa May in Downing Street. Picture: Barry Goodwin

22 May 2017

Tory leader Theresa May is facing accusations of a U-turn over her social care reforms - and what people should pay.


Damian Green defends plans for care shake-up

Damian Green MP

21 May 2017

The Conservative pensions minister denies claims that plans for care amount to a "dementia tax."


Manifestos, trains and a car-crash performance on the first leaders' debate

The election follows the resignation of former Ukip leader Paul Nuttall

19 May 2017

Three manifesto launches but still no VIP visits to the Garden of England

May sticks to migration target vow

Ashworth was stopped at the Channel Tunnel entrance at Coquelles

18 May 2017

Tory leader Theresa May has promised to stick to her promise to reduce net migration to the tens of thousands, as she launches her party's manifesto.


Huge drop in youngsters registering to vote in Kent

Kent voted to leave the EU by 59% to 41% in the Brexit referendum

18 May 2017

Kent has seen a fall in the number of youngsters registering to vote - with up to 58% in one area failing to sign up.


New Lord Mayor of Canterbury elected

It was a night of pomp and ceremony at the Guildhall on Wednesday

18 May 2017

She tells councillors her aim will be to promote one of the greatest cities in the world.

Don't forget to register to vote

Residents are being urged to vote.

17 May 2017

Voters are being warned if they don't register before next Monday they will lose their right to take part in the election.

Lib Dems vote to give public final say on Brexit

17 May 2017

The Lib Dems are right to give the final say on the Brexit deal to the voters, a leading Kent campaigner has said.

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