Election result shows methods stand up to ‘heavy scrutiny’ says Coastal Action

As the dust settles on the 2019 general election, local pollsters Coastal Action have issued a press release saying they, “…once again correctly predicted the outcome” following on from their “previous success” in 2017. Coastal Action’s poll for the Hastings and Rye constituency that was issued on December 5th put the Conservatives comfortably ahead and […]

Chowney: “Labour will not be eclipsed in Hastings & Rye”

‘We will win again,’ Labour’s defeated General Election candidate Peter Chowney has told his supporters today. He says the campaign was, “…a humbling and heart-warming experience” and tell his them: “There is so much support for real change. There is compassion and commitment, and an implacable resolve. There is determination. There is hope.” Mr Chowney […]

Conservatives win big in Hastings and Rye

Hastings’ new Conservative MP says she is looking forward to focussing on the things that are important to the people in her constituency. Shortly after her victory was declared Sally-Ann Hart said: “I think we’ll get on with delivering Brexit and then we can move on and focus on the other issues that are equally […]

The finish line is within sight but who will win in Hastings & Rye

This morning we publish three new audio tracks, conversations we’ve had over the weekend with the three main-party candidates standing in the General Election. None will stake a claim saying the parliamentary seat is theirs for the taking but listening to them carefully they confirm what national polls have been saying; that people are not […]

Huge cost and more questions than answers in Tory’s rail plan says Labour

Meeting a pledge to ‘fast-track’ local rail services would cost a Conservative government  upwards of £20 billion according to Labour. Hastings In Focus reported earlier this week that fast-tracking fast trains to Hastings was going to be top of the list for an incoming Conservative government when Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport, said […]

Conservatives promise to fast track fast trains

Fast-tracking fast trains to Hastings will be top of the list for an incoming Conservative government. Yesterday Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport, said he would ‘prioritise’ the introduction of the 140mph Javelin Trains on the Hastings line if his party wins the General Election next month. The announcement comes after lobbying from the Conservative […]

Hollington GP attacks government’s ‘dismal record’ on NHS

Only 81 per cent of patients arriving at accident and emergency in Hastings were treated or admitted within four hours in October 2019, according to figures published by NHS England last week.That’s well below the official target of 95 per cent of patients attending A&E being admitted, transferred or discharged within four hours.Nationally, the 95 per […]