Not fracking likely: 5 good reasons to oppose fracking

On Wednesday I attended a very lively and interesting meeting at Canterbury Christchurch University on fracking – hydraulic fracturing. Particularly impressive was an engineer called Michael Hill who took on and dismembered the technical explanations put forward by the representatives of the fracking companies.

Rochester & Strood by-election

The Rochester and Strood By-election will take place on Thursday 20 November. Hugh Lanning and Mike Bland had a day trip to Rochester to help out with their campaign.

It’s an important test of political opinion in Kent and Labour is fighting strongly for every vote. We know that is how the fight in Canterbury and Whitstable is going to be next year so we send our best wishes to Labour Party candidate Naushabah Khan.

CCC Candidates Selected

Canterbury and District Labour Party have been selecting, by democratic secret ballot, prospective candidates for the new wards of Canterbury City Council which will be contested at the same time as the general election in 2015.

Making Politics Matter

Hugh debated with a large crowd of students, staff and some members of the public at Canterbury Christ Church University’s “Making Politics Matter” event. He dismissed the failures of failed neo-liberal policies calling for positive interventions for real well paid, high skilled jobs in advanced manufacturing and green industries and for workplace rights. He called for a Free Palestine and the end of occupation, and spoke passionately on the need for young voters to ensure