LAURA SANDYS

THANET COUNCILLORS “NOT FIT TO RUN LEGOLAND”

A significant percentage of the members of Thanet Council are “lazy good for nothings”, “don’t have a clue about what’s being discussed” and “are not fit to run Legoland”. Read councillor Ian Driver’s damning verdict on council behaviour in the new issue of THANET WATCH magazine.

PLUS:
●THE DIRTY FACTS about Thanet’s rubbish company, Veolia.
●MP LAURA – why is she really standing down at the next election?
●UKIP’S DEMONS … and the danger of not voting by Steven Todd.
●THE FUTURE: Will 2014 will really be a “year of wonders” for Thanet?
●THE HOLIDAYS: a unique guide to things to do in the coming weeks
All this and more in the new issue of THANET WATCH magazine out in newsagents and shops now.

THANET QUESTION TIME – MINUS LAURA SANDYS!

People have expressed anger over the failure of Thanet South MP Laura Sandys to appear at a special Thanet Question Time meeting held last Friday (November 8) in Broadstairs.

Ms Sandys had agreed to be on the panel of Thanet Question Time several weeks ago, but cried off the day before the meeting was due to go ahead.

She emailed an apology for her non-appearance, citing parliamentary business and the need to see an unnamed potential investor in Thanet.

Will Scobie, her Labour challenger at the next election, did appear and the meeting went ahead.

But audience member Filiz MacNamara said: “I am furious Laura Sandys didn’t appear. She is our MP. This was a great opportunity to see her in debate with her Labour rival. She should have been there. Is she afraid of Scobie or something?”

One of the meeting’s organisers, Christine Tongue, said: “I’m very disappointed Laura didn’t come, especially as we held the meeting on a date agreed some weeks ago with her.

“But she has said she will come to a future meeting and I hope she will hold to her word. These sorts of meetings are vital to a healthy local democracy.”

The meeting, which concentrated on environmental issues in Thanet, was very well attended. Topics discussed included over-building, Manston Airport and the controversy over the Ramsgate’s Royal Pavilion.

THANET WATCH HOSTS QUESTION TIME AGAIN

THANET QUESTION TIME
Thanet Question Time will be on Friday 8 November at 7.30pm, The Red Hall, 11 Grosvenor Rd, Broadstairs. Panel includes Thanet South MP Laura Sandys, Councillor Will Scobie and Green Party councillor Ian Driver. If you want to come ring 01843 604 253 or 07989 070843 or email inmeds@yahoo.co.uk to book.

FRACKING IN THANET… NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT?

JANET FROM THANET (WATCH)  SAYS YOU GOTTA BE FRACKING KIDDIN’…

So first they stick a load of windmills in the sea and I say, what’s going on?

And they say, don’t worry about that, don’t worry about it spoiling your view or anything, or putting the tourists off, cos it won’t, and even if it does, it don’t matter, cos it’s for the good of the environment.

And we need the energy.

And the jobs.

And everything’s gonna be great.

So what are they doing two minutes later?

Only saying they’re going to driling bleeding great holes about the place, right next to where all our water comes from.

Yeah, and not a brick’s throw away from where they had two dirty great earthquakes a year or so.

And if you say something about it, they say, don’t worry about that.

Don’t worry about it poisoning your water or causing earthquakes or nothing, cos it won’t.

And even it does, it don’t matter, cos it’s for the good of the environment.

And we need the energy.

And we need the jobs.

And everything’s gonna be great.

And what does that MP, wosser name, Laura Sandys Ezekiel Beaches, say?

Don’t worry, she says, it’s never gonna happen, she says.

Yeah, even though her buddy boss Cameron’s all for it and there’s squillions of squids to be made out of it and she’s a PR spin-person by profession, it’s never gonna happen.

Never.

Uh-oh.

STATEMENT FROM LAURA SANDYS, MP FOR THANET SOUTH, ABOUT NHS FEARS IN THANET

MP for Thanet South Laura Sandys sent this statement to to the meeting on Wednesday 23rd May called to discuss changes in the NHS in Thanet. 

I am very sorry not to be with you tonight.  The NHS is an extremely important part of not just our public sector but our national identity and as a result it is crucial that we ensure that we have an excellent service delivering for all residents of South Thanet.  I will always be committed to a health service that is free to all, funded from general taxation and delivers on the basis of need- not ability to pay.

We are absolutely committed to not only protecting the NHS but also improving it. Indeed we are spending more on the NHS than the opposition is committing to spend. This is not to say that there are not some really difficult issues that we need to face with the rise in the cost of medications and the increasing ageing of the population.

With regards to QEQM, I have on several occasions made clear that I am completely against any erosion to Accident and Emergency services at QEQM. Roger Gale and I have had several meetings with Stuart Bain and the consultants at the hospital, bringing them together to discuss some of the issues around patient safety. I am extremely concerned about rumours that have been circulating stating that A & E at Margate is to be closed. This is absolutely not true and I have had the chairman and chief executive’s personal assurances that this is categorically not the case. We have a wonderful local hospital with excellent facilities and I will fight to keep it that way.

I am very happy to take up any concerns that you have or that emerge from the meeting tonight.  As your local MP, I am here to help and constituents can always contact me.

Very best wishes

Laura Sandys