Ex-Ukip chairman slams party and joins Tories (27 Nov 2014)

The former Chairman of Dover UKIP joins Charlie's positive campaign to make improvements and get things done for Dover and Deal. Resigning in disgust over the recently published UKIP hate map, he slammed the local UKIP branch for being "a hotbed of extremism".

"We need to reject the politics of negativity and despair. My appeal to all UKIP supporters is come with me and let's work together to get the best for Dover and Deal."

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From a dingy flat in London to the best seat in the country (13 Nov 2014)

From his earliest memory of the three day week back in the 1970s to becoming Dover and Deal's MP, Charlie tells his story for Dover Express readers...

"Serving the people of Dover and Deal is the greatest privilege anyone could ever want."

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Supporting Breakthrough Breast Cancer (06 Nov 2014)

Charlie joins Breakthrough Breast Cancer's call for fairer access to breast cancer drugs.

"I'm supporting Breakthrough Breast Cancer in their call for all political parties, including my own, to commit to solving the issues that currently exist around access to drugs in the UK."

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MP slams Ukip for approach to French leaders (06 Nov 2014)

Charlie slams UKIP for cosying up to the Mayor of Calais. 

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Coal mine transformation begins (06 Nov 2014)

The first turf is turned to mark the beginning of work on the new Betteshanger agri-science campus, set to create 1,000 new jobs locally.

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Charlie urges people to get involved in town foodbank (30 Oct 2014)

Charlie meets with volunteers from Dover's foodbank and urges local people to get involved by donating.

"It is an amazing example of our community coming together to help those who need it most."

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Charlie slams 'Wild West of the net' in debate (30 Oct 2014)

Charlie says he want to "smash the trolls" and that online bullies should be made to reveal their identities when they set up social media accounts.

"People shouldn't just be able to set up anonymous accounts, which they then use to abuse people. It has become the Wild West of the internet and it needs to be dealt with."

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Shipping minister sails in to witness port refurbishment (23 Oct 2014)

Charlie and Shipping Minister John Hayes visit the Port of Dover.

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Dover Priory car park plan close to being finalised (23 Oct 2014)

Plans for a multi-storey car park at Dover's Priory Station are close to being finalised.

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Progress at schools praised (16 Oct 2014)

Charlie visits Dover Grammar School for Boys and st Edmunds Catholic School.

"Like Castle Community Academy in Deal, real improvement has been made. Congratulations to the teachers and staff on their efforts."

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