Candidates announced for County Council elections on 4th May.

The nominated candidates for the Maidstone Rural East Ward of Kent County Council on 4th May are as follows:-

Derek Roy Eagle Green

Mark John McGiffin UKIP

Malcolm Mackay Labour

Shellina Prendergast Conservative

Paul John Wilby Liberal Democrat

The Hollingbourne polling station is at the Cardwell Pavilion which will be open from 7am to 10pm. Postal voting application papers can be downloaded from www.yourvotematters.co.uk and should be sent to the Deputy Returning Officer, Maidstone House, King Street, Maidstone ME15 6JQ by 5pm on Tuesday 18th April.

Proxy voting application forms can also be downloaded from www.yourvotematters.co.uk and should be sent to the above address by 5pm on Tuesday 25th April. If you have a medical emergency or cannot get to the Cardwell Pavilion for work reasons Proxy Application forms will be accepted up 5pm on Thursday 4th May. For more information please call 01622-602007.

The current County Councillor, Mrs Jenny Whittle, has decided not to seek reelection. Hopefully it will be possible to obtain statements from the candidates with regard to Hollingbourne issues including development and Junction of the M20, rural services, and Operation Stack.