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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.


Kent faces school place shortage, government warned

School league tables have been published

17 May 2017

Education chiefs have warned the government there may not be enough school places to meet the needs - because of delays in opening free schools.


Plan to soar council tax for empty homes

Library picture - This house stood empty for 23 years

17 May 2017

The Liberal Democrats would have an increase in council tax on empty homes by up to 200%.


Corbyn: 'Why I'm opposed to grammars'

Jeremy Corbyn, Labour's leader

16 May 2017

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has hit out at the Tories' plan for more grammar schools - calling it a "vanity project".


Council sorry after polling card blunder

Polls close today at 10pm

16 May 2017

A council's been forced to apologise after sending out polling cards to thousands of voters containing the wrong information.

Tory candidate slams 'scum' behind campaign poster abuse

Sittingbourne and Sheppey's Conservative parliamentary candidate Gordon Henderson

14 May 2017

A Tory parliamentary candidate has hit out at the “scum” who defaced his campaign posters after finding obscenities scrawled across them.


Introducing Kent's general election candidates

Voters have been urged to get to the polling stations. Stock image

12 May 2017

Want to know who's standing in your area for the general election? Try out our interactive map to see your candidates.


All quiet on Kent's electoral front...

Prime Minister Theresa May

12 May 2017

Shush...there's an election going on

Ukip man could stand in general election as "anti-housing" candidate

Cllr Mike Baldock, UKIP

09 May 2017

Defeated Ukip councillor ponders move to stand in June poll to highlight opposition to hundreds of new homes in Swale


Greens ask parties to stand on joint ticket in election

Stuart Jeffery from the Green Party

08 May 2017

The Green Party says we can only stop the Tory blue tide if we field cross-party candidates in Kent.


Kent Ukip chairman steps aside from role

Ukip's Richard Palmer

08 May 2017

Richard Palmer has decided to step down as Kent Ukip chairman after critical comments about the party's leader.


Kent MP likely to learn fate over expenses charges before election

Theresa May with Craig Mackinlay in Ramsgate

07 May 2017

South Thanet Conservative candidate Craig Mackinlay could learn if he is to face charges over 2015 expenses before the general election.

Councillor attacked hours after being elected

Lib-dem candidate for Faversham Antony Hook.

06 May 2017

A newly elected county councillor was attacked just hours after the election results last night.


Conservatives sweep to victory in county election

Dave Butler (Dartford North East) gets a good result

05 May 2017

Kent remains true blue as the Tories took huge majority of county council seats - with Labour losing half its seats and Ukip failing to retain any.


Clean sweep for Tories

The Conservatives have taken all seven seats in the KCC county council elections: Left, Sue Chandler, Pauline Beresford, Nigel Collor, Derek P Murphy (front) Trevor Bond (Back) and Geoffrey Lymer with Parliamentary candidate Charlie Elphicke

05 May 2017

It was a clean sweep for the Conservatives at the KCC County elections when all seven seats were claimed by the party’s candidates.


District council by-election results in

Nathaniel Richards (Lab) is the new councillor for Buckland on Dover District Council

05 May 2017

The first new councillor decided at the district council by-election has been announced as Nathaniel Richards for the Buckland ward

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