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 […]

Chancellor in town supporting Conservative cause

Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid was in Hastings this morning visiting local businesses as part of the General Election campaign. Speaking while on a tour of one the Focus SB factories and standing alongside Conservative candidate for Hastings and Rye Sally-Ann Hart, Mr Javid said the Conservative message was ‘resonating on the doorsteps’ of […]

Council has borrowed millions to play the property market

The property market can bring big rewards but there are big risks too and there are plenty of people in Hastings still unaware that their council has borrowed tens of millions of pounds to be repaid by local council-tax payers over the next 50 years. Do Hastings Borough Council’s figures add up and are it’s […]

From the candidates – in their own words

This week we’ve been speaking to the three candidates from the three national parties who will be contesting the Hastings and Rye seat at December 12th’s General Election. Here are the interviews in full, we’re going to say nothing in advance of you hearing directly from the candidates in their own words. Contesting the seat […]

The elevator pitches – candidates bid for your vote!

Over the last two days we’ve been interviewing the three candidates from the main parties who hope to win your vote in the General Election. Full interviews with Peter Chowney, Nick Perry and Sally-Ann Hart will be online on Friday. At the end of each interview we asked each candidate to do what’s known as […]

Will People’s Vote endorsement boost Labour in Hastings and Rye?

People’s Vote – the organisation that mobilised thousands of people in mass protests in London calling for a second referendum – has endorsed Peter Chowney Labour’s candidate for Hastings and Rye. People’s Vote will be advising all those who want another chance to have their say on Britain’s future relationship with the European Union to […]

Committed Brexiteer is Conservative choice for Hastings and Rye

Last night Rother councillor Sally-Ann Hart was chosen by the Hastings and Rye Conservative Association to be its candidate in the General Election. Mrs Hart won the support of a significant number of the members present at the selection meeting and promised to campaign hard and “campaign to win”. She said the campaign would be […]