Local News

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. 

Permits not bans to support our local fishing industry

Tony Hills, the Conservative candidate for the Romney Marsh County Council seat has been reporting back on his meeting on 12 January 2017 to lobby on behalf of the local fishing industry.  Together with Folkestone & Hythe MP, Damian Collins, Terry Noaks of Folkestone Trawlers and trawlerman P

Local Conservatives enjoy annual dinner

Local Conservatives gathered for the annual Sandgate branch dinner on 20 January at the Gurkha Palace in the Golden Valley, Folkestone.  Former Folkestone & Hythe MP, Michael Howard now Lord Howard of Lympne was the guest speaker and spoke of his optimism for the future after BREXIT.  He prai

Former MP Michael Portillo at the Quarterhouse.

Don't miss a great talk this spring with former MP Michael Portillo at the Quarterhouse.

Michael Portillo - Life: A Game of Two Halves

Saturday 18 February, 7.30pm

Tickets £18.50

90 mins plus interval

MBE for John

Former Hythe Town Councillor John Schoner has been awarded an MBE in the New Years Honours list for services to the community in Hythe. 

Congratulations to John from all his Conservative friends.

Happy New Year

The New Year is a time to reflect on what has passed and to look ahead to the opportunities to come. And this year, as I consider all that 2017 has in store, I believe those opportunities are greater than ever.