News and opinion

Mothers gather with Karen Constantine at County Hall to protest against cuts to breastfeeding service.

Distain at KCC breastfeeding decision

Why, when figures for breastfeeding in the UK are the worst in the world are we cutting the breastfeeding support budget by £400,000, and reducing the service across Kent that is there to support breastfeeding mums. We know that the rate for breastfeeding in Kent is lower than the national average and is falling. It […]

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Labour Party placards at the save our stroke service demo in Margate

QEQM stroke services demo draws great response

The demonstration organised by Save Our NHS in Kent (SONiK) on February 3rd was a great success. Much media coverage before and after the event has raised the profile of the campaign to save the stroke service at Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital (QEQM). I’ve posted some of this below. Currently in consultation, the […]

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Rooftops of Thanet at dusk

Thanet tops child poverty table

Thanet has the highest rate of child poverty in Kent and the south east, with around 10,500 children affected according to a survey by End Child Poverty. This is utterly repugnant to me and should be to all Thanet’s residents. All children should have an equal chance. Child poverty scars and hurts for life. As […]

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Karen Constantine with Paul Francis at KMTV

Guesting with Paul on Politics

For the first of his KMTV shows for 2018, Paul Francis invited myself and the Green Party’s Martin Whybrow to discuss recent political developments at KCC and in Westminster. Amongst the topics we covered were Theresa May’s (sort of) reshuffle, bus services in Kent, the new Tory green agenda and Brexit. KMTV is the TV […]

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