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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Under starters orders – but just who will be running the race?

We might not know the date but one thing we do know is that a General Election is coming – and soon – writes Stuart Baillie. Whatever your political persuasion the election battle and especially in Hastings and Rye, is going to be a fascinating one. Just a matter of weeks ago all we expected was […]

Poll shocker for Rudd – but it’s not looking good for Chowney either!

Analysis of recent opinion polls says that in a general election Amber Rudd would be one of a number of high profile Conservative MPs who would lose their seats in the House of Commons. But before Hastings and Rye Labour Party start to celebrate the news it’s not looking good for their man Peter Chowney […]

Ambitious, optimistic and fighting for the resources it needs

Earlier this month Hastings Borough Council (HBC) held its ‘Annual Full Council’ meeting at which Nigel Sinden was re-elected as Mayor and Peter Chowney was re-elected as Leader of the Council. Mr Chowney also leads the ruling Labour group on HBC which occupies 23 of the 32 seats. Of the remainder eight are held by […]

Straw bale visitor centre has been worth the wait says council leader

He concedes it has been a ‘long, slow process’ but Hastings Borough Council (HBC) leader Peter Chowney says he is pleased the council stuck with its plans to build the new Hastings Country Park visitor centre out of straw. The project that will have cost in excess of £700,000 when it is complete will be, “…a […]

Hastings manufacturer making its mark in China

People who have experience of working on the shop floor ultimately make better bosses according to Gary Stevens, Managing Director of Hastings’ success story Focus SB. Mr Stevens was the latest local business leader to met with Peter Chowney who is not only leader of Hastings Borough Council but is also Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate […]