Local News

Merry Christmas

Folkestone and Hythe Conservatives send their best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

North Downs West ward Fundraising Success

Conservative members and friends gathered at Stelling Minnis Village Hall on 18 November for a fundraising lunch catered by the Gurhka Palace restaurant in Folkestone.

The popular Annual Dinner - a success yet again

Over 100 people attended the Folkestone & Hythe Conservative Association Annual Dinner on Friday 27 October at the Hythe Imperial Hotel. Guest of honour was the Rt. Hon. Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport who also spoke and took questions after the meal.

Successful event in Cheriton

Local Conservatives and friends turned out in force for an evening of Nepalese food and culture at the Lemon Leaf restaurant in Cheriton on 23 October. As well as good food, the guests were treated to a display of traditional Nepalese dancing and learned to play a popular Nepalese game.

Summer Party in Folkestone

Local Conservatives gathered in the beautiful garden of John and Brenda Duggleby in Bodenham Road on Sunday 06 August for a fundraising lunch.

Conservative win in New Romney

Conservative candidate Russell Tillson has won the by election for the New Romney seat held on 20 July 2017.  Russell returns to the District Council after an absence of two years and we look forward to his unique style of contribution to debate and hard work for his constituents and the wider di

Apprenticeships a winner at Kent County Show

Richard Ashworth, Conservative MEP for South East England was among those visiting the Kent County Show at Detling on 07 July where he was delighted to come across EDF staff from Dungeness promoting apprenticeships on the KCC stand.  Richard has family connections with Romney Marsh and has promis

Shirley Newlands' funeral

The funeral of Shirley Newlands was held at St Stephen’s Church Lympne on Tuesday 04 July.  A staunch Conservative, Shirley represented the villages of Lympne and Stanford for 24 years at Shepway District Council serving for two years as Chairman.

Shirley Newlands

Shepway District Councillors stood in silence before the start of the council meeting on 14 June to remember Shirley Newlands who had been a long serving member of Shepway District Council as well as serving as chairman.  Shirley passed away on 05 June.  Her funeral will be at St Stephen’s church

Damian Collins holds the Folkestone & Hythe seat

Damian Collins has held the Folkestone & Hythe seat for the Conservatives with an increased share of vote and increased majority.  The Conservatives also improved on their performance at the recent County Council elections winning nearly 55% of the vote on a 68% turnout compared to a 43% shar