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Tory in antisemitism row: ‘I should have scrutinised post before sharing’

Tory in antisemitism row: ‘I should have scrutinised post before sharing’

21 June 2024

A Conservative candidate says it is ‘fanciful’ to suggest he is antisemitic following a backlash to an image he posted on his social media.

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‘It may have been civilised and heckling minimal - but there was one thing missing’

‘It may have been civilised and heckling minimal - but there was one thing missing’

21 June 2024

While many were crowded around watching the England game, our reporter was at a general election hustings event where politics was the hot topic…

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Kent County Council expects ‘no help’ from Labour government

Kent County Council expects ‘no help’ from Labour government

21 June 2024

Senior leaders at cash-strapped Kent County Council anticipate ‘no help’ from a new Labour government.

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MP hopeful faces calls to be suspended after social media post

MP hopeful faces calls to be suspended after social media post

21 June 2024

A Conservative vying to be a Kent MP is under fire for posting what Labour says is an antisemitic image on social media.

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Major A249 project stopped due to lack of funds

Major A249 project stopped due to lack of funds

21 June 2024

A multimillion-pound bid to relieve jams heading into one of Kent’s biggest towns has ceased due to a lack of funding.

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‘On day one I was told we’ve got a £4.5m black hole and could go bankrupt’

‘On day one I was told we’ve got a £4.5m black hole and could go bankrupt’

21 June 2024

One year after the Green Party took control of its first Kent council, we speak to the authority's leader about his first 12 months in charge.

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What would be the impact of a Starmer supermajority?

What would be the impact of a Starmer supermajority?

21 June 2024

On the Kent Politics Podcast this week we talk with Labour’s Sevenoaks candidate who tells us what issues residents tell her about on the doorstep.

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Man caught on camera defacing election board

Man caught on camera defacing election board

20 June 2024

A Green Party candidate is ‘disappointed’ after several of her election posters were defaced with pro-Reform slogans.

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Council’s social housing target miss branded ‘complete failure’

Council’s social housing target miss branded ‘complete failure’

20 June 2024

New council leaders have delivered just 14.5% of their promised social housing target after taking power last year.

Council services face axe in search of £81m budget shortfall

Council services face axe in search of £81m budget shortfall

20 June 2024

The biggest local authority in Kent faces a budget shortfall of £81m - with cuts to services almost inevitable.

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‘Refugees like me are human just like everyone else’

‘Refugees like me are human just like everyone else’

20 June 2024

With the election just two weeks away, we look at what the parties are promising on immigration - and speak to a refugee who now calls Kent home.

Candidates fight for votes at Canterbury hustings

Candidates fight for votes at Canterbury hustings

19 June 2024

Parliamentary hopefuls in Canterbury attempted to win over voters at a hustings event this evening.

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Another general election hustings to be streamed on KentOnline tonight

Another general election hustings to be streamed on KentOnline tonight

19 June 2024

Candidates are set to be quizzed during another general election husting, set to be live-streamed on KentOnline today.

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‘England flags are out in force but would you put up a party political poster?’

‘England flags are out in force but would you put up a party political poster?’

18 June 2024

With two weeks until the election where are people’s party posters asks our columnist - or has politics become too nasty and voters disillusioned?

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Major pre-election public meeting over 5,000-home plan

Major pre-election public meeting over 5,000-home plan

18 June 2024

A major public meeting to debate a massive proposed housing development has been organised ahead of the general election.

Hustings to be held in Weald of Kent

Hustings to be held in Weald of Kent

18 June 2024

A general election hustings for the Weald of Kent constituency will take place later this month.

Why housebuilding in Kent will only accelerate after July 4

Why housebuilding in Kent will only accelerate after July 4

18 June 2024

We take an in-depth look at what the main parties are promising for housing and why it means no let up for the county - regardless of who wins.

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Peer has whip suspended after calling Kent candidate ‘frit or lazy’

Peer has whip suspended after calling Kent candidate ‘frit or lazy’

17 June 2024

A House of Lords peer has had the Labour whip suspended for his comments about Rosie Duffield.

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‘Worrying trend of candidates snubbing hustings is damaging to democratic debate’

‘Worrying trend of candidates snubbing hustings is damaging to democratic debate’

17 June 2024

It’s wrong for political candidates to evade scrutiny and accountability at hustings debates without good reason, says political editor Paul Francis…

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Singer visits Kent coast to ‘talk about poo’

Singer visits Kent coast to ‘talk about poo’

15 June 2024

A popstar turned environmental campaigner has criticised water companies for “dumping sewage” into the sea.

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