Rudd backs rebel Letwin amendment as large Hastings contingent march to remain

Hastings’ outgoing MP Amber Rudd yesterday voted against the government and backed the rebel amendment that scuppered the Prime Minister’s chances of passing a new Brexit deal. And while the drama unfolded inside parliament, outside a claimed one million people gathered to march on Parliament, demanding that any deal agreed by our MPs is put to […]

How to liberate Hastings’ people from the worst deprivation in the country

The biggest story of the week, and probably this month, on Hastings In Focus is the news that Hastings fairs particularly badly in ‘The Indices of Deprivation’ that have just been published. They show that in seven of the 11 identified areas, problems in Hastings have got worse. Here Liberal democrat Nick Perry, who will be […]

The wooing of the Greens – parties fight for rival’s affections

Who will successfully woo Hastings Green Party members? Or will they eventually decide to go it alone in a General Election?   It’s a great time to be Green in Hastings as politicians from both Labour and the Liberal Democrats attempt to woo Green party support ahead of a General Election. As we reported yesterday […]

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 […]

Perry slams hotel plan… the town needs housing he says

Plans for an 80 bedroom hotel on the site of a town centre car park have been roundly condemned before the proposal has even been discussed in the council chambers. Liberal Democrat Nick Perry, who hopes to be the town’s next MP, has roundly condemned the proposal that was made public earlier today, Mr Perry […]

How popular was Amber Rudd in her own Conservative association?

Amber Rudd has been ‘a great champion for Hastings and Rye’ and has been ‘working tirelessly’ for her constituents since she was elected in 2010 according to Martin Clarke, chairman of the Hastings and Rye Conservatives. “During the last nine years she has helped to achieve great improvements in many areas of life in the […]