Manston campaigners march through Margate

Protesters marched through Margate this afternoon calling on Thanet Council to act over the closure of Manston Airport. 144 people lost their jobs when it closed last Thursday.

North Thanet MP Sir Roger Gale has joined calls to force the owner, Anne Gloag, to sell to the council - in order to safeguard the areas aviation history.

Fred Dinenage spoke to Keith Churcher from the 'Save Manston Airport Group' and started by asking why they are continuing their campaign.

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MP backs calls for 'Compulsory Purchase' of Manston Airport

The North Thanet MP, Sir Roger Gale, has backed calls for Thanet District Council to place a Compulsory Purchase Order on Manston Airport. The airfield shut last week after a number of failed bids to purchase the site. Around 150 jobs were lost.