Folkestone and Hythe News

Labour In Crisis

The local Labour Party has only been able to field just 21 candidates to fight the 46 seats on Shepway Council. Both the Lib Dems and the Tories are fighting every seat.

10 Apr 2003
Peter Carroll - Parliamentray Spokesman for Folkestone and Hythe

More Police NOW!

Lib Dem Peter Carroll has launched a county wide campaign to change the way Kent is policed. Currently Kent Police uses a system called 'intelligence led' policing which leads to very few officers actually being on patrol.

2 Apr 2003

Tory Tax Hike For Shepway

Council Tax for local residents is going up by over 15% this year. This latest tax rise by the Conservative run local Councils mean Band D residents will see their bill rise over the £1000 mark.

29 Mar 2003

Iraq Latest

" Whatever were our anxieties about the justification for war, now that military action in Iraq has begun, we all hope and pray that it can be concluded as swiftly as possible with minimal casualties. My thoughts are particularly with our British service personnel in the Gulf and their families at home. I know that we, as a country, will unite in supporting them."

20 Mar 2003
Folkestone Town Centre

More Facilities For Folkestone Needed

More needs to be done to attract new jobs, shops and leisure facilities to Folkestone say local Lib Dems. Folkestone's Town Centre has never been in a worse state according to many local residents.

16 Mar 2003

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