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Always Jam Tomorrow: There's no credible economic or environmental case for the proposed cargo hub at Manston.

Posted on 10/02/2023

Another job-creating, environmentally friendly vision for the space is possible; one that will create...

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The Fight Back (Again) - Save Kent's Children's Centres

Posted on 20/01/2023

The failings of history repeat themselves under the Tories. 35 children's centres across Kent are threatened...

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Kent County Council offers a SEND service that is a navel-gazing, child-failing, parent-shaming mess

Posted on 09/11/2022

Today, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission published their findings from a revisit to the failing...

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Manston is a Government Failure of Epic Proportions – Here’s What Went Wrong

Posted on 01/11/2022

The government’s failure at Manston is a failure of massive proportions. It is a failure of planning...

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Mothers and Babies in East Kent Need to Know They are Safe – My Response to the Kirkup Report

Posted on 20/10/2022

Yesterday saw the publication of a stark and upsetting report into the care provided to women and babies...

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How the Government’s Financial Failures are Hurting East Kent

Posted on 30/09/2022

The Conservatives have lost control of the economy this autumn. The party of so-called “sensible,...

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Charlotte discussing Kent Traffic Chaos on BBC One

Posted on 13/06/2022

Charlotte joined Julia James, Roger Gough (Con, Kent County Council) and Stephen James (Con, Folkestone)...

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Kent County Council’s Shaming & Failing of SEND Parents is an Outrage

Posted on 04/05/2022

Recently, Mark Walker, the Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) director for Kent County...

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Charlotte discusses the Cost of Living Crisis – Sunday Politics

Posted on 08/02/2022

Charlotte was on Sunday Politics on BBC One at the weekend discussing small boats, the Cost of Living...

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Boost Kent’s future NOW – My year putting jabs in arms!

Posted on 10/01/2022

As some of you know, I’ve been working as a volunteer vaccinator for nearly a year now. Month-in,...

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My Contribution to The Big Issue’s Article – ‘Death of the High Street’

Posted on 17/09/2021

It was my pleasure to contribute to this important piece on Dover, her High Street and the struggles...

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Charlotte’s Initiative Gives 500 Laptops to Local Families in Thanet, Dover & Canterbury

Posted on 10/03/2021

Before the second lockdown, I was thinking about how many of my friends just didn’t have enough devices...

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They Fight over Scotch Eggs and Forget About Kent

Posted on 01/12/2020

The 21 month Brexit transition period ends in 30 days. So far there is no deal, despite it being ‘oven...

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North & East Kent NEEDS emergency government and military testing support. Now.

Posted on 22/11/2020

With the districts of Swale and Thanet having 2 of the 5 highest positive results per 100,000 population...

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Charlotte on ITV’s ‘The Last Word’ discussing Covid-19

Posted on 13/11/2020

Charlotte on ITV’s ‘The Last Word’ discussing Covid-19

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All I Want For Christmas is a Competent Government

Posted on 17/09/2020

With cases of coronavirus soaring again, I’m now furious with this government. For weeks, no… for...

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I Want To Send My Reception-Aged Child Back to School… But Here’s What I Need First

Posted on 19/05/2020

In only a few weeks time, parents are being asked to send their primary-aged children in years R, 1...

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Sacking of P&O staff is a disaster for our area – the government MUST step in

Posted on 12/05/2020

Yesterday’s announcement that 1,100 jobs at P&O are to go is a disaster for Dover and our wider area.

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New Education Cut Data Shows Coastal Kent Areas Are Hit Hard

Posted on 18/10/2019

It been a big few weeks for Kent schools, with open days, Kent Test results and half term on the horizon....

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Grammar School Admissions in 2019 Failing Kent’s Poorest Pupils

Posted on 01/08/2019

Recent analysis of data released by KCC shows, once again, that grammar school system is failing Dover’s...

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Newly published OFSTED report slams Kent County Council’s services for children with Special Needs & Disability (SEND)

Posted on 31/03/2019

This week on 28th March, following a recent inspection, OFSTED and the Care Quality Commission (CQC)...

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Labour candidate responds to “Shocking” QEQM and William Harvey Hospital Inspection Reports

Posted on 13/02/2019

Reports published today by the Care Quality Commission into the provision of acute care for the young...

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Karl, Man of Kent 2018: The Poverty Trap

Posted on 09/11/2018

Karl is born in a county, Kent, where maternity services are stretched. In fact, maternity units were...

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Charlotte Joins the Community Celebrating Kent’s Mining Heritage

Posted on 28/08/2018

Yesterday was a sunny Sunday in Betteshanger Community Park and, as usual on the August Bank Holiday...

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