Column Archive

New Year’s Message

This is a good time for both reflection and forward planning as the year draws to a close and a new year begins.   2014 saw the 30th anniversary of the closure of Chatham Dockyard – a political decision by Margaret Thatcher’s government in the early 80’s that continues to have impacts today.  I know there are some Medway residents […]

Boxing Day Column

Christmas is a time for joy, a time for generosity, a time for caring.  This edition of the Medway Messenger will be landing on doormats on Boxing Day so I’m sure there will be many who will be enjoying time with loved ones, but the sad reality is for some families this Christmas will be a tremendously difficult time of year.     […]

Building on our passionate positive campaign

  I am very proud to be Leader of the Medway Labour team after Thursday 20th November. Although ultimately we didn’t get the result we would have wanted in Rochester and Strood, there can be no doubt in Naushabah Khan we had the best candidate – not just my opinion but something raised many times by national news outlets, many […]

Medway Summer Survey – Your voice

I wanted to take time out from the by-election to reflect on our Medway Survey which was launched in the summer. Firstly, a big thank you to the hundreds of people who took the time to share their views – clearly there is far more feedback than I could cover in the column but I […]

Get Medway Moving

While the Medway Tory party is busy infighting and splitting off into factions, Medway has ground to a halt and nothing is being done to support motorists. In Medway Labour’s 2011 manifesto we promised to Get Medway Moving and that is something we still see as crucial.

Time for Change

In less than nine months in the local elections of 2015 voters in Medway have their opportunity to decide which political party’s plans for our community are the right ones for them.