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Tory Stitch-Up On Lodge Hill

Last month Medway Council approved plans for a new town of 5,000 houses in the middle of a bird sanctuary at Lodge Hill. Chattenden, Hoo, High Halstow and Cliffe Woods could, with this, become almost one conurbation. However, the decision still had to be approved by government. Mark Reckless, the RSPB and many local residents…

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Campaign Diary, Sunday October 12th

The count at Clacton this week was a truly remarkable experience. Being there was a deep privilege, not only to witness Douglas Carswell make British political history, but more personally, to see my friend of twenty years returned under UKIP colours. Douglas fought for every vote, neither writing off anyone’s support or ever taking a…

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NEWS: Douglas Carswell and Nigel Farage Launch UKIP’s Big Push To Make Mark Reckless Our Second Elected MP

Infectious enthusiasm was the mood on Rochester High street for Saturday’s launch to send Mark Reckless to Westminster under UKIP colours. Fresh from making British political history by the seaside in Essex, Douglas Carswell MP told gathered supporters in Kent that he would be ‘chief leafleter in Rochester’s most marginal ward’ seeking the election of…

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Strood GP endorses Mark Reckless’s defence of NHS services

Endorsing Mark Reckless’s longstanding track record of fighting for NHS services in Rochester and Strood, popular local GP Dr Sanjeev Juneja said: “The Conservatives have lost legitimacy on the NHS and as a local GP in Strood I cannot trust them to manage the service in the best interests of doctors and patients. I am…

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Mark Reckless blasts bus lane bureaucracy

Mark Reckless, UKIP candidate for Rochester and Strood, has slammed the governments top down bureaucracy in failing to deal with local issues. The government spent £13m on building a bus only route out of Medway City Estate onto Canal Road in Strood, which is used by only a handful of mostly empty buses each day.…