Will Amber run? Speculation shows no sign of abating

Will she or won’t she? Hastings MP Amber Rudd continues to tease the political establishment, the media and her constituents on whether or not she intends to be a candidate for the leadership of the Conservative Party when Theresa May eventually stands down. Ms Rudd has said the she is, ‘not supporting anybody at the […]

Rudd says PM’s Brexit approach is ‘absolutely right’

Speaking yesterday on the BBC’s new daily politics programme Politics Live Hastings MP Amber Rudd said the Prime Minister’s ‘Chequers Deal’ was the ‘best shot’ the country has at a successful Brexit. She roundly condemned the former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s intervention in the debate yesterday as a ‘fervent short term approach’. She said that what […]

Local politicians dealing with issues on their patch

Last week leader of Hastings Borough Council Peter Chowney had his long awaited meeting with Sheikh Abid Gulzar the new owner of Hastings Pier, after the meeting Mr Chowney said: “I was pleased I was able to meet Mr Gulzar this week. He has some interesting ideas to develop the pier as a major attraction, […]

MP deals with mixed bag of local issues

Its been a hectic week for Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd who has had a series of high profile meetings in and around her constituency. Among initiatives launched includes a survey of local people to find out just what people really think about plans to put a level crossing over the A21, Ms Rudd […]

Who’s who and who’s where on the new look Hastings Borough Council

Hastings has a new Mayor and a new set of faces at the top table making the decisions that will affect the every day lives of Hastings’ 96,000 residents. Last night the new borough council met in Muriel Matters House for the first time since the elections just two weeks ago and below we provide […]

Number crunching – how the Greens pushed the Lib Dems into fourth place…

In all good elections it’s down to the number and after the campaigning and debate is over the numbers tell the story. At yesterday’s Hastings Borough Council elections a total of 45,810 votes were cast, each party’s share of the vote was: Labour 22,665 votes – percentage share 49 per cent Conservatives 14,684 votes – percentage share […]

Don’t forget to cast BOTH your votes on Thursday

Just thee days to go until polling day, until you can elect the councillors who will represent YOU on Hastings Borough Council. And don’t forget you have TWO votes to cast at this election. Each of the 16 wards that make up the borough has two councillors and because there have been some changes to […]

Local election battlegrounds 4 – the battle for your vote

We’ve been talking a great deal on Hastings In Focus about the elections to Hastings Borough Council (HBC) which are now less than two weeks away. For the first time in many years every one of the 32 seats on the council is up for grabs, that’s because there have been boundary changes since the last […]


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