Here is the link to the pictures from my mobile phone https://plus.google.com/photos/103118335852639233427/albums/5906064065186528705?banner=pwa&partnerid=gplp0
The Ramsgate issues at the moment seem to start with Will Scobie being selected to represent Thanet South as Labour parliamentary candidate, I would say overall a good choice by Labour as Will has a proven record for getting elected when others haven’t.
My take is that for all the UKIP success at the KCC elections Thanet South is like likely to be a Labour/Conservative marginal come May 2015 when the election is fought. I am assuming that Laura Sandys will be standing for the Conservatives so it should be an interesting contest.
Talking to people in my bookshop the general consensus seems to be that both candidates are OK, I am certainly not getting any of the too young business from the locals.
As a floating voter myself I have an open mind at the moment, in terms of prediction I would expect if we have a swing to Labour then Will will get in and if we don’t Laura will. The other factors are that Will got in at county despite the swing to UKIP and the boundary changes which I am told give the Conservatives a small advantage over the previous position.
Here are the maps of the boundary changes.
I will ramble on
As you can see the boundary goes all the way to
I don’t have a detailed enough map to tell if Will lives in the constituency or
not, I think he is just outside, does anyone know? Margate
I would have thought displaying a phone number to ring when this happens would probably be a good idea.
With Manston Airport engaged in trying to achieve about 300 flights a day over Ramsgate, there may be an election issue there too, although which election, well once again it’s a bit difficult to tell.
Sorry I didn’t get to Thanet at War, my day revolved around commitments to my children.
One interesting issue yesterday was that the lights at the bottom of the tunnel to Port Ramsgate were flashing red, when this happens no one knows what to do and after a considerable time the drivers gave up and went through the tunnel anyway.
The two big Ramsgate issues, Pleasurama and the Pavillion are still rumbling on and I don’t know who one would vote for at any level to get some resolution there.
Where was I, Pegwell this evening, surprisingly bad on the dog poo front for a fairly out of the way place with no signs of vandalism, very good children’s play area too. Park for nothing just before the petrol station of pay a quid in the car park a little further on, but remember they close the gate a 7.30.
Anyway here are the pictures https://plus.google.com/photos/103118335852639233427/albums/5906124960336028273?banner=pwa