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Kent Politics Podcast welcomes Dover council chief Kevin Mills

This week’s Kent Politics Podcast welcomes the leader of Dover District Council.

Cllr Kevin Mills shares his views on a range of subjects including looming problems at the Port of Dover.

He explains how when new border controls come in this October, there could be up to 14 hours of delays.

The port can cope with 415 vehicles an hour, but anything above that will lead to issues for large parts of the county.

He also touches on the small boats crisis and says there could be migration problems for years ahead as climate change sees people in parts of the world unable to grow crops.

The episode also sees our reporters discuss thousands of new homes coming to Maidstone, health inequalities in Medway and traffic misery in Sittingbourne.

Political editor Paul Francis brings us his weekly Westminster Watch round-up.

Dover District Council leader Cllr Kevin Mills
Dover District Council leader Cllr Kevin Mills

The podcast, which launched in January, brings together local democracy reporters, Simon Finlay, Robert Boddy, Dan Esson.

Simon covers Kent County Council while Robert reports on Medway Council and Dan specialises in borough and district councils.

Next week we’ll be joined by Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Dover and Deal, Mike Tapp.

You can listen to the podcast at IM Listening, or download it from Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and TuneIn – just search for Kent Politics Podcast.

New episodes are available each Friday.

The podcast is the latest move to increase KentOnline’s political coverage ahead of a general election likely to be held later this year.

In recent months we also launched bespoke sections on KentOnline highlighting Kent Politics and Medway Politics.

Added to this is the highly-respected Kent Politics Show which airs on KMTV each Friday evening.

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