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Podcast: Kent reacts as Boris Johnson resigns as Conservative leader and will step down as Prime Minister

July 7, 2022

Following a series of scandals and increasing pressure, the Prime Minister has agreed to step down.

Boris Johnson made the announcement outside Number 10 earlier but will stay on until a new leader is appointed.

We have analysis from our political editor Paul Francis, you can also hear from political commentator Anna McGovern who used to chair the Medway Youth Parliament and we've been finding out what some of you think.

In other news today, the Queen's baton relay has arrived in Kent ahead of this summer's Commonwealth Games.

We've been speaking to councillor who welcomed it to Tonbridge and the chief exec of Visit Kent.

Ebbsfleet United have announced plans to build a new 8,000 seater stadium.

The National League South side want to develop a brownfield site covering 50 acres close to the harbour in Northfleet.

Hear from their CEO.

A couple who said they tried to stop a shopping trolley from being vandalised - ended up with it in their front garden for seven weeks, as a supermaket failed to collect it.

Pat and Betty Burke found the abandoned Aldi trolley in an alleyway near their home in Deal and have told us whey they couldn't leave it dumped.

And in sport, Kent race walker Tom Bosworth has announced his retirement...

He'll be moving away from the sport after competing for England at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham this summer.

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