Rudd hopes to stand as a Conservative when election is called

Amber Rudd says she hopes she might still be able to fight the next general election as a Conservative candidate. Speaking on BBC’s Andrew Marr Show this morning just hours after her shock resignation announcement she said she hopes that she and the other 21 – what she describes as moderate – Conservative MPs who […]

Rudd quits, savaging PM as she goes saying she can ‘no longer serve’

Amber Rudd does not believe Boris Johnson is really trying to get deal She finds his attack on Tory dissenters anti-democratic She found his treatment of her friends and colleagues cruel In an announcement that shocked her local association Hastings MP Amber Rudd last night dropped a political bombshell when she resigned her seat at […]

What about Pebsham tip – why can’t solar panels go there?

Why can’t the former tip at Pebsham be used as the site for the ten acres of solar panels that Hastings Borough Council (HBC) wants to put on the town’s country park? That’s the question that’s been asked of council leader Peter Chowney this week by local MP Amber Rudd who says in her letter: […]

Weekend of political protest planned

It’s set to be a weekend of protest in Hastings as opposition political parties campaign against the Prime Minister’s plan to suspend (prorogue) parliament. First out of the blocks tomorrow afternoon is Hastings and Rye Labour Party. It has organised a protest march tomorrow starting at 2pm outside Asda in Silverhill and ending outside Amber Rudd’s […]

‘Silent’ Rudd challenged over Johnson shutdown threat

Amber Rudd is being challenged over what her opponents describe as her ‘about-face’ on Brexit and why she supports the suspension of Parliament by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The Hastings and Rye MP has ‘let down’ the people of Hastings and Rye, according to a joint statement by Labour’s Peter Chowney, the Liberal Democrats’ Nick […]

Celebrating small shops’ place in the community

The search is on again to find the best small shops in the UK and local MP Amber Rudd says she hopes lots of local traders will enter. …get your entry in by Monday at www.bestsmallshops.co.uk The Best Small Shops Competition celebrates the creativity of small shops and the central role they play in their community […]

Driven by ‘absolute passion’ will 2019 be Nick Perry’s year?

Nick Perry is in an upbeat mood and it wasn’t just the fine weather in Alexandra Park when we met today that was cheering him up writes Stuart Bailie. Perry has endured some tough times as a Liberal Democrat and his three bids to become the Liberal Democrat MP for Hastings and Rye have come […]