Newington walkabout with Madeline Homer

I met with Thanet District Council Chief Executive Officer, Madeline Homer for a walkabout in Newington recently.  Despite the bitter cold the 2.5 hours walk around was a useful exercise. I was able to raise a number of issues with her and another council official, Gavin Waite, Director for Operational Services. These are the points I raised […]

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Image - Listening to the debate at a Thanet Fabians meeting.

The Fabian view from Thanet

The Fabian Society is Britain’s oldest political think tank. Founded in 1884, the Society has and continues to be at the forefront of developing political ideas and public policy on the left. In 2015 Thanet Fabians was launched to provide a forum for local debate. In March this year I was invited to write a piece for the national […]

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Jeremy Corbyn wishes me luck

On the eve of the Newington by-election in January, I received a message of support from Jeremy Corbyn. The Labour Party leader spent several hours in Newington with me during the general election in 2015, so is familiar with the area. Along with the tremendous support provided by friends, colleagues and the residents of Newington, […]

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