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  • Margate (By Ben Sutherland from Forest Hill, London, European Union (DSCF3942Uploaded by Snowmanradio) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
    Article: Jul 29, 2017

    John Finnegan is standing for election to Thanet District Council in Margate on the 3rd August 2017

    John believes residents of Margate should be given another opportunity to vote in favour of a Parish or Town Council. "The last consultation was inadequately publicised. Residents were not given enough information about the benefits of having a parish or town council and consequently they were not fully informed."

  • Article: Jul 28, 2017

    John Finnegan is standing for election to Thanet District Council in Margate on the 3rd August 2017

    John saw the selling off of our council homes by the Conservatives during the 1980's. John lived through the Labour Government's empty promises in the 1990s to build new council homes. "Money promised for social housing was used instead to fund the Iraq War," John Finnegan recalls. "In all their years in office, Labour built little social housing. We in Thanet are now dealing with the consequences of this."

    "If voted onto Thanet District Council, I will oppose UKIPs building of executive homes. I will encourage the development of shared equity schemes to help first time buyers and also Housing Cooperatives where tenants could self manage their housing estates."

  • John Finnegan April 2017
    Article: Jul 27, 2017

    "Margate is on the up, but let's face facts," says John Finnegan, local resident and campaigner, "Margate has a litter and fly tipping problem."

    "We in Margate are fed up with the mess. Much of the litter is due to carelessly storing rubbish which then gets attacked by seagulls and scattered wide by the wind."

  • Jo Swinson and Vince Cable
    Article: Jul 24, 2017

    Vince Cable and Jo Swinson are the new Liberal Democrat leadership team.

    Vince Cable is the MP for Twickenham and the Leader of the Liberal Democrats.

    Vince was born to a working class family in 1943. His father, Len, was a craftsman for Rowntree and his mother packed chocolates for Terry's.

    Vince Cable read Natural Sciences and Economics at Cambridge University, where he was President of the Union, followed by a PhD at Glasgow University.

  • Rob Bird
    Article: Jul 13, 2017

    At today's County Council meeting Kent's Conservatives voted to increase member allowances by 15%. Liberal Democrat and other opposition councillors voted against the proposal as did one Conservative. Nine Conservative councillors abstained.

    Earlier in the debate Conservative councillors set aside the Liberal Democrat proposal that councillors should follow the advice of the independent Member Remuneration Panel which had recommended a modest 1.5% rise.

  • Rob Bird
    Article: Jul 12, 2017

    At Thursday's County Council meeting the Kent Liberal Democrats will propose that the allowances paid to members should follow the recommendations of the independent Member Remuneration Panel. The modest increases proposed by the Panel will restore member allowances to the 2009 levels and set an appropriate indexation for future years.

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