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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hastings’ housing crisis – Labour says it can fix it!

Figures released this week showing that a government promise from 2015 to create 200,000 new ‘starter homes’ in England for first-time buyers has not been met. According to the National Audit Office (NAO), since the scheme was launched by David Cameron in 2015 not a single one has been built. According to Peter Chowney, the […]