Ambitious and optimistic and in receipt of an ‘enormous privilege’

Later this week Hastings In Focus will be recording an interview with the town’s new MP Sally-Ann Hart. In the meantime Mrs Hart has outlined here what she sees as her immediate priorities in her new job. I am writing this as your Member of Parliament, sitting at my kitchen table. The early morning house […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The fight is on for one of the most marginal seats in the UK

Today marks the official launch of the 2019 General Election campaign and in the coming weeks we hope to bring you a genuinely balanced overview of what all the main parties are saying and what each of the candidates fighting to become OUR next Member of Parliament think they can do for OUR town. What […]

Tories have taken Hastings and Rye ‘for granted’ says Perry

Rugby League is a tough sport and from the pugnacious approach he is taking to his campaigning it’s easy to understand how Liberal Democrat Nick Perry found himself playing the sport to a very high level. The man who is making his fourth attempt to become Member of Parliament for Hastings and Rye won a […]