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Mary Dwyer-King                Pat Moore                           Kaz Peet                    Helen Crittenden

The residents of Northwood elected three UKIP councillors (to serve on both Thanet District Council (TDC)and Ramsgate Town Council (RTC)) in May 2015. Only months had gone by when two of those councillors, for a variety of reasons which have been well publicised in both local and national papers, absented themselves from their duties as councillors.  Northwood residents have been without two councillors for nearly 9 months.

At last, this situation is coming to an end and there will be an election in August for new councillors.  The local Labour Party thinks that different councillors should serve on TDC and RTC so that Ramsgate can be properly represented whilst the TDC councillors can deal with both Ramsgate and wider Thanet issues and areas.  This means that we are fielding four candidates and not just two.  We think that the more voices there are to speak up for Ramsgate and Ramsgate people, the better.

The candidates that have been selected by the local branch combine a mixture of fresh faces and experienced hands. Both Pat Moore and Mary Dwyer-King have served as councillors before and have seen years of dedicated service working for people in Ramsgate.  Committed and experienced, they look forward to listening to people in Northwood and working hard to gain their support and trust.  Kaz Peet and Helen Crittenden (who lives in the Northwood ward) are standing as first time candidates but both have a great deal of experience both in the Labour Party and in their working lives.  They are also excited about having the opportunity to stand to represent people in Northwood and are looking forward to listening to people explain their issues and concerns in the area.  All our candidates want the very best for Northwood and feel that residents deserve strong voices speaking out on their behalf on both councils.

We will be providing more information about the candidates once the campaign begins.

Northwood residents in Ramsgate need proper representation

Mary Dwyer-King                Pat Moore                           Kaz Peet        ...

As a local Labour Party we'd like to congratulate Penny on her win this evening as she beat UKIP into second place in the Newington by-election for Ramsgate Town Council.  We'd also like to thank all those Labour voters who turned out again, the seconomic time in less than a month, to show their support for Labour and Labour candidates. They turned out in exactly the same numbers (bar one) as they did on 1st July when our candidate David Green was narrowly beaten. 

Thank you too to all those Labour activists who have worked so hard on this campaign. 

Penny, disabled herself, has a particular interest in supporting those with disabilities and knows all too well the way in which some of the most vulnerable members of our communities have been so badly hit by the Government's policies.  Penny is a Ramsgate resident and volunteers regularly in the Labour Party Newington Road office making herself readily available to help residents with queries, concerns and issues.  We know that Penny will be a committed and hard-working councillor for the people of Newington.

 

Penny is a Ramsgate resident and cares passionately about putting Ramsgate and Ramsgate people first.  Penny will be a strong voice for them on Ramsgate Town Council.

A win for Penny Newman who becomes a new Labour councillor on Ramsgate Town Council

As a local Labour Party we'd like to congratulate Penny on her win this evening as she beat UKIP into second place in the Newington by-election for Ramsgate Town Council....

The weekend saw Labour members out and about in Newington delivering leaflets, putting up garden stakes/boards and speaking to people on the doorstep.

David Green's campaign team have spoken to hundreds of people just in the last week and aim to speak to hundreds more in this final week before polling day on Friday 1st July.

We've had sun, showers and full on thunderstorms but that hasn't stopped us getting out and about.  It's been great to have support from Labour in Deal as well as from all our local branches in South Thanet.

 

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Last push in the Newington by-election campaign

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