Lib Dems will reverse school cuts in Hastings & Rye says Perry

On the day his party launched its election manifesto the Liberal Democrats’ Nick Perry says if elected his party will: “build a brighter future for every child in Hastings & Rye.” He told Hastings In Focus: “Young people across Hastings & Rye deserve world-class schools and colleges so they can get the best start in life.” […]

From the candidates – in their own words

This week we’ve been speaking to the three candidates from the three national parties who will be contesting the Hastings and Rye seat at December 12th’s General Election. Here are the interviews in full, we’re going to say nothing in advance of you hearing directly from the candidates in their own words. Contesting the seat […]

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 […]