22nd May 2015
Does UKIP cause earthquakes? Tremors in Thanet after party takes council 12
3:35 PM — UKIP politicians who blamed floods on same-sex marriage might have to look closer to home - after an earthquake in the party's hub of Thanet.
21st December 2014
UKIP expels councillor over undisclosed ‘jaw-dropping’ comments 41
12:44 PM — A UKIP councillor in Thanet has been expelled from the party, after making undisclosed comments in an interview, thought to be derogatory.
15th February 2013
Tory MP Sir Roger Gale: My comments against equal marriage had ‘nothing to do with incest’ 24
4:05 PM — Conservative MP Sir Roger Gale says his latest comments against equal marriage had “nothing to do with incest” during a speech against the government’s marriage reforms.
23rd January 2013
Kent bisexual councillor says he will step down following homophobia investigation 17
3:34 PM — A councillor in Kent at the centre of a row about alleged homophobia has announced he is stepping down at the next election.
15th June 2012
Kent: Return of councillor who left malicious voicemail for bisexual colleague ‘an insult’ 26
8:14 PM — A bisexual councillor in Kent has said it is 'shocking' that a Conservative colleague who told him he hoped he would 'get Aids' will rejoin his party's team following a six-month suspension.
20th April 2012
Thanet Council votes to support equal marriage 30
10:49 AM — A district council Kent has become the first council in Kent and second in England to vote in favour of the government's proposals for equal marriage, it was announced today.
28th March 2012
Public meeting to discuss MP who asked if Shakespeare would be rewritten if gay couples marry 48
11:31 PM — A public meeting is to be held in Thanet after local Conservative MP Sir Roger Gale, who has been North Thanet's MP for nearly thirty years, wrote an article describing prime minister David Cameron's plans to introduce civil marriage equality as "almost Stalinist" that would "rewrite history and tradition".
23rd March 2012
Kent MP: If gays marry, will Shakespeare be in danger? 168
10:55 AM — A twice-divorced Kent MP has questioned whether allowing gay couples to marry will result in Shakespeare being rewritten to redact gender-specific words like 'husband' and 'wife'.