The Southeastern franchise has been extended to 10 November 2019, with an option to renew until 1 April 2020. While the next franchise is being discussed, let’s tell the Department for Transport and the operators what we want from our train service. Please complete this short poll.
On Friday 10 May, I attended a day-long hearing with the National Constitutional Committee, the Labour Party’s disciplinary body. I was pleased that the panel found the evidence against me to be unproven.
In this article in Thanet Extra, I am quoted as saying
“I feel very relieved that the NCC considered the evidence carefully and reached a fair decision.
For nearly a year, I’ve been living with the suggestion that I might have done something that could prove detrimental to the Labour Party.
My supporters and I know I would never do such a thing, quite the opposite.
I’ve been working hard to improve our electoral prospects in Thanet. It’s a great weight off my shoulders to be acquitted of all charges.”
You can read the full article here.
How hypocritical of South Thanet’s Conservative MP, Craig Mackinlay, to take a selfie for Twitter with Trussell Trust volunteers collecting for food banks.
Read full Isle of Thanet News article here.
Health commissioners want to close the stroke unit at Thanet’s only hospital. If this is allowed to happen, stroke sufferers from Thanet will die or suffer unnecessary disability.
Campaigners from Save Our NHS in Kent gathered outside Dashwood Medical Centre to appeal to resident GP, Dr Jihad Malasi, not to sign off on the decision in his capacity as Chair of the Clinical Commissioning Group. Many patients and staff signed the petition pleading with Dr Malasi to reconsider.
ITV Meridian featured the protest on the 6 o’clock news on Monday 10 December. You can watch the full clip here.
On 5 December 2018, we held the second event in the Building a Thriving Thanet series – a community conversation about how we can draft a blueprint for a brighter future. We spoke about Housing/Community, Education/Training, Health/Wellbeing and Arts/Culture while thinking about employment, energy and the environment. Thanks so much to everyone who contributed.