Karen Constantine is your district councillor for Newington and county councillor for Ramsgate
I’m passionate about fairness but I believe Ramsgate is being left behind. With some vision and hard work it could be, and should be, a vibrant community full of opportunities for all who live, work and visit here.
Local voters elected me to Kent County Council to be a vocal champion for our area. I have taken on the role knowing I am a strong voice for our corner of Kent and promising to fight for a fairer future for Thanet.
I love our isle. That’s why I fight at County Hall and within organisations like the NHS to ensure it’s a great place to live and work. We need decent jobs, homes, healthcare and education, and to feel safe as we live our lives. Within these pages you’ll find details of my activities as a councillor and a Labour Party activist.
Latest news from your district and county councillor
Cancer needs treating with more urgency
A new report suggests nearly 1 in 4 suspected cancer patients are not starting cancer treatment in Kent when they should.Read this post...
In the news: September 2019
Throughout each month I am posting links to media coverage where I have had active involvement in the story or have provided comment and a Labour Party perspective.Read this post...
Ramsgate family living in tent
When is Thanet District Council going to take action to house this family of 8, currently living in a tent in a Ramsgate garden?Read this post...
Take back the tap!
Recent Research shows the general public are largely in favour of renationalisation of
In the news: August 2019
Throughout each month I am posting links to media coverage where I have had active involvement in the story or have provided comment and a Labour Party perspective…Read this post...
Margate Pride with Peter Tatchell
Labour activists and those attending this years Margate Pride had a fantastic opportunity to meet with and hear Peter Tatchell speak on Saturday 10th August…Read this post...
NHS needs more than a pre-election sweetener
East Kent didn’t receive any of Boris Johnson’s NHS sweetener this week. Perhaps we’re seen as safe Tory territory?Read this post...
William Harvey Hospital gridlock
Ashford is too far. There’s no way stroke patients from Thanet want to have to travel to the William Harvey…Read this post...
Concerned about OUR NHS? Worried about Stroke services being moved from Margate to Ashford?
The local Labour team, myself included, continues to fight against the potentially damaging changes to our NHS services, including moving Stroke Services to Ashford and reducing the number of local GP surgeries. Stalls are regularly held in Ramsgate, Broadstairs and Cliftonville, with more locations planned. Come and meet us to discuss the plans and air your own concerns. Keep an eye on my Facebook page for upcoming activities.
Save Thanet’s Stroke Services at QEQM
Although I aim to write a lot on this site about the things that matter most in Thanet, Kent and further afield, it’s sometimes easier to link to news coverage from local and national media. For the latest stories where I have provided a Councillor’s opinion please visit my In The News pages.
Fill in the form to fill in a pothole
As your Ramsgate County Councillor, I am urging Thanet residents to report more potholes on roads and footpaths in an effort to get Thanet roads and footpaths repaired.
Despite Kent County Council finding £7.5 million to fix potholes, Thanet still has many dangerous potholes and I am urging residents to report them. The on line reporting tool is simple to use and includes a video of how to fill in the form.Or call KCC to report the potholes.
Thanet is riddled with potholes but people need to report them while there are funds to ensure their repair. Once this money is gone we’ll struggle to get repairs done.
Newington Matters newsletter
My Labour Party ward newsletter is delivered throughout Newington.
Pop-Up Surgeries around Ramsgate
I hold regular surgeries at various venues in and around Ramsgate. If you have a matter that you wish to discuss, please come along to the next date. I also publish these details on my Facebook and Twitter pages.
No appointment is necessary for a surgery, but if you wish to meet me an another time or location please call me on 07984 532212.
Know your rights at work
Do you want to know your rights at work? Do you have a problem that you need help to solve?
As a Senior Trade Union Officer and Thanet District Councillor for Newington, I can provide help and advise on employment issues for Thanet residents. Call my mobile on 07984 532212 or email me on Cllr-Karen.Constantine@thanet.gov.uk in strictest confidence to arrange a chat.
South Thanet Labour Party Office, 30 Newington Road, Newington, Ramsgate, CT12 6EE.
I’m privileged to sit on the following committees at County: Health Overview and Scrutiny (HOSC), Policy and Resource, Treasury Management Group (TMag) and last but not least, using my decades of experience as a trade union officer, I’m on the Staff/Management Consultative Forum. Additionally I am co-leader in the Kent and Medway Fire Authority.