Fracking motion by DDC Cllr Helen Williams

A motion was put forward by Cllr Helen Williams, Labour councillor “DDC completely opposes fracking in any land within our council area and will oppose any planning application for this” at full council on Wednesday 19th October. Surprisingly, the chair of the Climate Change Group, Cllr Chris Vinson, spoke against the motion and along withContinue reading “Fracking motion by DDC Cllr Helen Williams”

Press Release – Questions for Natalie Elphicke MP

Important questions for Natalie Elphicke. As Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Dover and Deal, it is my duty to hold the current MP to account. After a series of tweets from Natalie Elphicke today, I have some important questions that need to be answered: Ms Elphicke claims that it “takes far too long for infrastructure toContinue reading “Press Release – Questions for Natalie Elphicke MP”

Councillor Sue Beer with Deal resident Annie Bone

Seagulls pecking at her purple bags and spreading waste across the street were driving this resident mad. Sue Beer, district and town councillor for North Deal ward, stepped in and discussed the problem with DDC officers. A solution was soon found and now Annie foils the thieving gulls by dropping her purple bag into thisContinue reading “Councillor Sue Beer with Deal resident Annie Bone”

Press Release – Road Chaos

Backlog Britain starts in Dover. Yet again the people of Dover and the surrounding area are suffering road chaos. People can’t get to work, kids can’t get to school and emergency service access is restricted.The current MP has not made progress on this long running problem.Where is the problem solving? Where is the investment inContinue reading “Press Release – Road Chaos”

Press Release – Dover Labour elects Mike Tapp

Labour choose former soldier as candidate for Dover and Deal. Dover and Deal Labour Party has selected a new candidate to stand for Parliament at the next election.Mike Tapp served with the British Army on three operational tours including Afghanistan. He was later an officer at the National Crime Agency – where he worked toContinue reading “Press Release – Dover Labour elects Mike Tapp”

Dover District Labour Group Bring White Ribbon to Council

On Wednesday at full council we, the Labour group, put forward a motion for Dover District Council to adopt the White Ribbon Promise. It is a society set up by men to help end male violence against women. Cllr Kevin Mills proposed it and I seconded. I spoke about my own experiences of casual sexism,Continue reading “Dover District Labour Group Bring White Ribbon to Council”