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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. As an elected County and District councillor I am often asked to provide local input on national stories and the socialist perspective on local issues. This page […]

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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. Peter, a human rights activist best known for his work with LGBT social movements and who runs the Peter Tatchell Foundation, was invited to join Margate Pride and speak at the […]

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William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent

William Harvey Hospital gridlock

Ashford is too far. There’s simply no way that stroke patients from Thanet want to have to travel to the William Harvey Hospital. Well documented plans to close stroke units around Kent, including ours in Thanet, in favour of creating a new hyper acute stroke unit at William Harvey Hospital in Ashford continue to be […]

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Thanet mental health services update

Our public meeting on mental health last week in Ramsgate was attended by over 100 people. Thank you to those who came along to The Comfort Inn. Our politicians and decision makers need to be held to account and should take more action. They need to fight with you and for you, for the health […]

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In the news: July 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. As an elected County and District councillor I am often asked to provide local input on national stories and the socialist perspective on local issues. This page […]

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Karen Constantine beekeeping

Everyday sexism stings!

The world is rife with issues that need tackling as a matter of urgency, but underlying wrongs such as everyday sexism cannot be pushed to the sidelines. On Thursday at Kent County Council (KCC) full council, whilst applauding a report on supporting pollinating insects, Kent plan Bee, I ‘called out’ a fellow councillor for an […]

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Manston, What’s next?

We learned today that RiverOak Strategic Partnership (RSP) has purchased the Manston Airport site. Well, Stone Hill Park (SHP) seem to have been beaten down by a lack of vision, forward thinking and intransigence at Thanet District Council. Despite a robust plan for mixed use development on the Manston site and clearly demonstrating their business […]

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