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Scott re-elected as PCC

10 May 2021
Scott re-elected as PCC

Matthew Scott has been re-elected to the post of PCC rounding off a series of elections in Kent.

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'We will help county recover from pandemic'

08 May 2021
'We will help county recover from pandemic'

The leader of KCC says his top priority for the council will be to redouble its efforts to help the county recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Battle for County Hall reaches climax

07 May 2021
Battle for County Hall reaches climax

With counting set to get underway and 81 seats up for grabs the battle for control of County Hall is in its final hours - here's what to expect.

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It's 'Super Thursday' as voters head for the polls

06 May 2021
It's 'Super Thursday' as voters head for the polls

Voting in Kent to decide who will run the county council and who will be the police and crime commissioner is underway.

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'Decriminalise cannabis', say crime commissioner candidates

02 May 2021
'Decriminalise cannabis', say crime commissioner candidates

Two of the three candidates in Kent's police and crime commissioner race want to see cannabis decriminalised to cut drugs crime.

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Do voters care about the soft-furnishing fallout?

02 May 2021
Do voters care about the soft-furnishing fallout?

The Prime Minister fends off claims about Downing Street redesign and what does a rise in postal votes signify?

Could true blue grip on Tunbridge Wells be slipping?

27 April 2021
Could true blue grip on Tunbridge Wells be slipping?

It has been suggested that the Conservative dominance of one of its strongholds could be under threat at next month's county and borough elections.

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Chance to quiz crime commissioner candidates

27 April 2021
Chance to quiz crime commissioner candidates

The race to be Kent's next police and crime commissioner is on - what would you want their priorities to be?

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'Tory sleaze' and a less-than-fond farewell to Op Brock

23 April 2021
'Tory sleaze' and a less-than-fond farewell to Op Brock

Déjà vu. The row over cronyism and lobbying has a familiar ring but will it impact local elections? Paul Francis reflects on the week in politics.

Everything you need to know about the Kent County Council election

21 April 2021
Everything you need to know about the Kent County Council election

We've answered all of your questions ahead of the county council elections.

Tory candidate caught up in PPE contract row

20 April 2021
Tory candidate caught up in PPE contract row

A businessman has found himself in the centre of a row over NHS contracts.

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Minister pressed to step in over 'secret' lorry park report

18 April 2021
Minister pressed to step in over 'secret' lorry park report

The Labour party has asked the government to intervene over an 'absurd' decision to block the release of a report on a lorry park.

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Tories on film in scandalous week for party

16 April 2021
Tories on film in scandalous week for party

Our political editor Paul Francis rounds up the latest goings on at Westminster and Kent County Council headquarters this week.

Election leaflets row sparks war of words

13 April 2021
Election leaflets row sparks war of words

A row over leaflets sees parties trade blows as the Kent County Council election campaigning begins.

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Blunder sees two candidates nominated for same seat

12 April 2021
Blunder sees two candidates nominated for same seat

Labour have been left red-faced after realising they submitted two candidates for a council seat.

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Government urged to reveal lorry park report

12 April 2021
Government urged to reveal lorry park report

Local politicians are putting pressure on the government to release a report into the environmental impact of a 66-acre lorry park.

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'We won't tell you how bad this lorry park is for the environment'

11 April 2021
'We won't tell you how bad this lorry park is for the environment'

The Environment Agency has refused to share its views on a lorry park that covers 66 acres of land.

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Looming polls, virtual meetings and the global threat of an FOI

09 April 2021
Looming polls, virtual meetings and the global threat of an FOI

From May's county elections to an unusual response to a Freedom of Information request, the KM Group's political editor analyses the week in politics.

Battle for control of County Hall underway

09 April 2021
Battle for control of County Hall underway

The full list of candidates standing in the Kent County Council elections on May 6 has been published.

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Councils lose millions from car parking charges

08 April 2021
Councils lose millions from car parking charges

Councils are counting the cost of Covid after losing millions of pounds from car parking charges and some fear next year could be just as difficult.

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