Dane is a self-employed gardener living in Cromwell Road. He’s a passionate about the environment and the world his two teenage daughters will grow up in.

As an apprentice straight from school, Dane appreciates the value of hard work and opportunity through education. In our community he has run forest school activities at Westmeads School, led a community growing initiative on the Grimshill estate and mentored more than 20 vulnerable young people through Stream Walk Community Garden. He now proudly employs his own apprentice.

He believes that people in our town go out of their way to support local business. He thinks the council should follow their example and commit to money earnt in our town being ploughed into local projects.

He wants to show his daughters that they can achieve anything and nothing should hold them back.



Whitstable has a long history of supporting opposition parties but smaller parties are frustrated under the current system. Local politics is best played in teams and independent or single issue councillors are never offered seats committees where 90% of the council’s work is done.

The Tories have admitted publicly that they have the numbers to win most votes and are as such are unwilling to listen or debate issues in public. Voting anyone else but Labour, only helps the Tories here and allows this arrogance to continue. The Tories have over 60% of council seats with less than 30% of the popular vote and aren’t giving up that power.

Labour has been delivering on their promise to be effective opposition but needs your support to remain that way. Recent decisions to pull funding for the Whitstable Oyster Festival were lost on a single vote. It’s important that our opposition is united and as strong as possible.


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Jan 2022

Southern Water: Five things we learnt

Yesterday evening, Directors of Southern Water answered questions from members of the public and local councillors for over 3 ½ hours. Cllr Val Kenny and Chris Cornell posed a number of key questions submitted by SOS Whitstable, the Whitstable Fisherman’s Association and local residents. Here's five things we learnt

Dec 2021

Spreading the love at Christmas

This year Labour councillors in Whitstable were at the centre of community efforts to bring a little bit of sparkle at Christmas - there efforts helped bring the community together and restore a bit of pride and joy in the town following a difficult 2021.

Nov 2021