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Craig Mackinlay MP, Member of Parliament for South Thanet last night expressed his disappointment that HSBC are undertaking branch closures across the constituency.  Today, HSBC confirmed to local customers that bank branches in Sandwich, Broadstairs and Cliftonville face closure as part of a company-wide reorganisation.

Inivitation to meet Daniel Hannan

Monday, 11 January, 2016Invitation to meet Dan Hannan MEP - Royal Temple Yacht Club, Ramsgate - Friday 15th January 2016 - 7.30pm

Struggles of Ramsgate Fishermen raised in Parliament

Member of Parliament for South Thanet, Craig Mackinlay, used the opportunity last week to raise the realities of economic life faced by Ramsgate Fishermen in Parliament last week. Speaking in a Westminster Hall debate, Mr Mackinlay outlined the main problems facing the local industry.

Town Shed makes impact

Craig Mackinlay has praised the professionalism and impact of the Town Shed, following a visit to the community-led project on 11th November.

Craig Mackinlay MP - Call to end inconvenient tax

Craig Mackinlay, Member of Parliament for South Thanet is launching a national campaign to exempt local authority run public loos from Business rates. For parish and town councils, the non-domestic rates bill can be a significant total of the entire local precept.