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Conservatives enjoy thumping successes in county council elections

Party members watch the votes being counted. Picture: Chris Davey FM4765325

05 May 2017

Tory candidates win seven out of eight KCC seats in the Canterbury district - Lib Dems take the other.

Vandals target election boards

Conservative posters torn down.

04 May 2017

Posters for both Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have been pulled down in a pre-election spate of vandalism.


Campaigning comes to an end – now it’s over to you

Voters go to the ballot box today to choose their county councillors

04 May 2017

Voters go to the polls today (Thursday) to choose their county councillors - here's a last minute round up of the candidates

Don't forget to cast your vote today

Polls close today at 10pm

04 May 2017

Thousands of voters will be heading for the polling stations today - here's what you need to know about the local elections.

County election - Dover decides tomorrow

The KCC election.

03 May 2017

Voters go to the polls tomorrow for the Kent County Council election.


Blair fights Dover seat

Dover with its iconic White Cliffs

02 May 2017

A Labour General Election candidate is called Blair but it's not the famous one.


Craig Mackinlay re-selected for South Thanet seat

MP Craig Mackinlay with fellow Tories at his re-selection night.

30 April 2017

Conservative MP Craig Mackinlay has been re-chosen to contest the South Thanet seat in the general election


Ukip urges supporters to back Tory Brexiteer for MP

Julian Brazier, Conservative, after being returned as MP for Canterbury at the 2010 election.

27 April 2017

Greens furious at Lib Dem and Labour who 'bottled' progressive alliance offer.


Labour to field new candidates as previous election contenders decline chance to stand

Cllr Tristan Osborne, former Labour candidate for Chatham and Aylesford

26 April 2017

Labour left to find new candidates in key Kent constituencies as previous contenders opt out


Is UKIP Thanet council leader pitching to be party's candidate in South Thanet?

Cllr Chris Wells

24 April 2017

Council leader expected to seek nomination to be UKIP candidate


They're off! The election battle is underway in Kent

23 April 2017

It's what nobody expected but a snap election is on - even if the campaign is only now stuttering into life

Kent MPs relishing snap election

The Houses of Parlaiment

19 April 2017

Voters are being asked to choose another government just over two years after Tory David Cameron was re-elected for a second term.


Election 2017... what now for Kent?

The first ballot box being emptied. Stock image

19 April 2017

The election starter pistol has been fired - but what does it mean for Kent? And how will the parties fare?


Radical plan to oust Tory MP

MP Julian Brazier could face a cross-party candidate at the June election

18 April 2017

Calls have been made for three political parties to field a single candidate in an attempt to win one of the Conservative Party's safest seats in Kent


We can confound the pundits - shadow chancellor John McDonnell on visit to Kent

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell says Labour can confound the pundits

08 April 2017

Labour's big hitter enters the county council election battle as contest heats up

Hundreds of candidates contest seats in elections

Polls close today at 10pm

05 April 2017

Nearly 400 candidates are vying for seats on Kent County Council next month - here's who's standing where you live.


County election - who are your candidates?

The KCC election.

05 April 2017

All candidates have now been named for this year's Kent County Council election.

Campaigning kicks off for council elections

Residents are being urged to vote.

27 March 2017

The parties are preparing to campaign in the run-up to the county council elections - the first major vote since Brexit.


Snodland by-election results

Ballot box

20 January 2017

Residents have gone to the polls to elect a new town councillor.

Farage: 'I will be candidate if there is Thanet by-election'

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

20 November 2016

The Ukip leader Nigel Farage says he will stand as the party's candidate if an expenses probe leads to a re-run of the South Thanet election.

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