Stop 5G candidate will be on the ballot when voters go to the polls

Stopping the roll-out of the 5G mobile network is the top priority of an independent candidate standing in the general Election. Just after 5pm tonight we discovered that four candidates will contest the Hastings and Rye constituency when the General Election is held on December 12th. In addition to the three candidates who had already […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]