As an elected Labour County Councillor for Ramsgate I am privileged to have a column in The Isle of Thanet News.
The local housing bill may be seen as a step in the right direction by some. Like many pieces of legislation it will have some positive and some negative impact. I became a councillor for the Newington Ward of Ramsgate some nine months ago. I’m very proud to have been elected by the residents and […]
This article originally appeared on the UNITE Live website and includes some comments about the state of housing availability that I made when visiting the UNITE roadshow, which was in Ramsgate town centre on Monday. You can visit the UNITE Live website and see the original article here. The south east has housing pain too […]
I’m sorry to bring this situation to your attention. I’ve been around a bit and seen a fair amount in my life, but I was shocked and horrified into sharing this story which was told to me first hand by a teacher. A young boy of 6 years old went to primary school. It was […]
Chris and I were delighted to hold a pie and a pint fundraiser on Saturday night (11th June). We were thrilled that so many people took the time to come along and absolutely staggered at everyone’s generosity. It was great for us to meet new people but also heartening to see people meeting Facebook friends! […]
Here I am being interviewed by Doc Atherton on Thanet’s local radio station, Academy FM. It was an hour long lively and wide ranging interview. I spoke about the role of district councillors and the care that should be taken when selecting candidates. We do need good committed ethical councillors to serve our local communities, they deserve no […]
I was, as you can imagine, throughly miserable when I lost the election in 2015 to UKIP’s Vince Munday. Even on polling day, he didn’t turn up at all. I knew then that his heart just wasn’t in it. It was no surprise when he resigned and a by-election was called. It was my good fortune […]