Folkestone and Hythe News

charles kennedy with the shepway lib dem team

New poll boosts Lib Dem hopes in Shepway

The latest Populus Opinion Poll in The Times shows that the Lib Dems are gaining ground on Michael Howard's Conservative party. The poll showed the Lib Dems up 7% to 24%, while the Tories fell 4% to 31%. Labour also fell 4%.

16 Feb 2004
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Peter Carroll talking with two Kent Police Officers

More Police Now!

I have some strong views about Policing. Many, many people from across Shepway contact me and tell me about how their lives are ruined by vandalism, threatening behaviour, graffiti and general anti-social behaviour. The letters don't just come from our large towns. They come from every part of Shepway. Very often, each individual incident sounds almost trivial - but add them up and this issue is extremely serious for a lot of people. There are a number of initiatives in Shepway which are supported by the Council and the Police amongst which are trying to address this problem. I support them fully. However, in my view, they are unlikely to work without a substantial increase in the number of visible Police Officers on Patrol during the times of the day that these problems are most acute.

PC
5 Feb 2004
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The Hawkinge Lib Dem team with a huge pile of petitions

How much is Hawkinge worth?

Hawkinge Liberal Democrats have been working hard to find a new venue for their local Post Office after the news that Tesco is to close the Canterbury Road Post Office as part of their makeover of the One Stop Shop.

3 Feb 2004
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