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How Kent would vote in Brexit referendum today

How Kent would vote in Brexit referendum today

23 June 2021

New research shows how those who back leave and remain would vote if the referendum was rerun today.

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MP warns his party to change tack on housing

MP warns his party to change tack on housing

22 June 2021

A Kent MP has warned his party that it risks losing seats at the next election if it fails to listen to concerns over housing.

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MP blasts 'cronyism' claims over Tory donor's £100m PPE contract

MP blasts 'cronyism' claims over Tory donor's £100m PPE contract

22 June 2021

An MP has reacted angrily amid claims of 'government cronyism' after a Kent councillor and Tory donor's firm secured a £100m deal to supply PPE.

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Council leader steps down

Council leader steps down

22 June 2021

In a surprise decision, Cllr Nicolas Heslop has announced he is stepping down after nine years at the helm of Tonbridge and Malling council.

MP under investigation for alleged standards breach

MP under investigation for alleged standards breach

21 June 2021

MP Rehman Chishti is being investigated by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards after his controversial support for a housing plan.

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Results in for election delayed by candidate's death

Results in for election delayed by candidate's death

20 June 2021

An election pushed back following the unexpected death of one of the candidates has taken place.

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Former Towns' mayor dies

Former Towns' mayor dies

18 June 2021

A former mayor expelled from the Conservative Party after posting material said to be Islamophobic, has died.

'If government has £4.8bn to spare why not pay for key council tax change?'

'If government has £4.8bn to spare why not pay for key council tax change?'

18 June 2021

Our political editor Paul Francis takes a look at all the big news from national and local politics this week.

Council reports sale of ancient woodlands to trading standards

Council reports sale of ancient woodlands to trading standards

17 June 2021

A council concerned about the sale of ancient woodlands for development has reported companies to trading standards.

Building begins on major overhaul for town centre

Building begins on major overhaul for town centre

17 June 2021

Construction work for a town centre regeneration project with 242 new homes has been officially kicked off at a groundbreaking ceremony.

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MP demands change to protect cliff-top homes

MP demands change to protect cliff-top homes

17 June 2021

An MP has called on the government to scrap a designation that prevents anti-erosion measures being put along a crumbling cliff.

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Council leader reveals post-Covid regeneration plans

Council leader reveals post-Covid regeneration plans

15 June 2021

A borough has secured 200k to revitalise its communities.

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What if Kent's Ted Heath hadn't become PM?

What if Kent's Ted Heath hadn't become PM?

14 June 2021

A top historian has predicted how Britain could have taken a different path if Kent's highest-profile politician hadn't made it to the top.

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'Matt Hancock is Arséne Wenger of politics'

'Matt Hancock is Arséne Wenger of politics'

11 June 2021

Our political editor Paul Francis takes a look at all the big news from national and local politics this week.

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Cllr still going strong after 50 years!

Cllr still going strong after 50 years!

11 June 2021

A parish councillor is still going strong today after 50 years of unbroken service to the council.

Patel's asylum pledge as KCC set to sue

Patel's asylum pledge as KCC set to sue

10 June 2021

Home Secretary Priti Patel has pledged to help KCC with lone child asylum seekers as the authority gets ready to sue her Home Office.

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Hancock hits back at Cummings as Kent MPs grill him

Hancock hits back at Cummings as Kent MPs grill him

10 June 2021

Matt Hancock has hit back at Dominic Cummings and admitted scientific advice led to a delay of lockdown.

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'County town's bike hire scheme needs turning up a gear'

'County town's bike hire scheme needs turning up a gear'

09 June 2021

Councillors shared their thoughts on proposals for a town's bike hire scheme, and heard that electric scooters will not be included in the plans.

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County Town could get electric scooter hire scheme

County Town could get electric scooter hire scheme

08 June 2021

Borough councillors are set to be debate plans for a micromobility scheme, which could include electric bikes or scooters.

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How general election boundary changes could impact Kent

How general election boundary changes could impact Kent

08 June 2021

Proposed changes to constituency boundaries could see the number of seats in Kent increase from 17 to 18 before the next general election.

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