Fighting the Battle for young Britain

Nick Perry stood as a parliamentary candidate in Hastings and Rye for the Liberal Democrats, when he saw a photograph of local youngsters taking part in the recent pro-Brexit demonstration he says he was ‘sad and disappointed’ and worries that, ‘we have failed these young people…’ Writing today in the Lib Dem Voice he shares […]

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 […]

‘We’re realists’ say local Lib Dems and they promise to listen to local people

Click this link to watch the full interview with the Liberal Democrats Nick Perry.  An administration that believe in ‘command and control’ and an opposition branded as ‘hopeless’ is how Nick Perry of Hastings Liberal Democrats sums up the outgoing Hastings Borough Council. Talking to Hastings In Focus this weekend Mr Perry laid out his party’s […]

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 […]

Local election battlegrounds 3 – the candidates are revealed

The full list of candidates for May 3’s elections to Hastings Borough Council was unveiled earlier this week. As a result of boundary changes the whole council is up for election and therefore Hastings voters will be electing two councillors in each of the town’s 16 council wards. The Conservatives, Green Party and Labour are […]