Local News

Damian Collins to fight Folkestone and Hythe seat for the Conservatives

At a meeting held at The Grand in Folkestone on 21 April, Folkestone and Hythe Conservatives adopted Damian Collins as their Prospective Parliamentary Candidate in the forthcoming General Election.  On being asked if he was still a ‘Remainer’, Damian who had campaigned for Remain at the Referendu

Jenny and Susan attend dedication of new branch standard

District and County Councillors Jenny Hollingsbee and Susan Carey attended a special service of the Elham Valley branch of the Royal British Legion on Saturday 22 April in Lyminge.  The service was of dedication of a new branch standard and the laying up of the old branch standard. 

Rory on the campaign trail

As Rory says in his latest recent campaign literature 'Running Kent isn't about politics.

Race Night at Lyminge

Local councillor Susan Carey was at Lyminge on 28 March for the annual race night of 1st Lyminge Scouts.  The cars are handmade by the scouts with prizes awarded for design as well as speed.  The scout hut is a well used facility in the village and over the years Susan has arranged grants for the

Race Night in Hawkinge

North Downs East Conservatives had a successful Race Night on 25 March in Hawkinge.  Local councillor and landlord of The White Horse, Philip Martin hosted the event which also raised money for Rotary.


Photo shows Philip celebrating a win.

Meet the Conservative team for the County Council elections

The campaign for the County Council election on 04 May has started and the Conservatives are fielding a strong team of local candidates.  Following a review by the Boundary Commission the six seats for our area have new boundaries so that each seat has a more equal share of electors.  Our team is

Stelling Minnis Curry Lunch Superb

Conservative Party members and supporters gathered at Stelling Minnis on 18 March for a fundraising curry lunch.  The event was a sell out and those attending ranged from under ten to over one hundred years of age.

Out campaigning

David Owen was joined by supporters to start his campaign for the Hythe West County Council division on 03 March.  KCC Leader Paul Carter turned out to help and was delighted by the response to the Conservative campaign.  David took the opportunity to raise several local issues with Paul and hope

David Owen the QuizMaster

A sell out quiz on 24 February in Hythe has raised funds for the forthcoming County Council election campaign.  David Owen who is standing for the newly created Hythe West division was the evening’s quizmaster.