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 […]

Weekend of political protest planned

It’s set to be a weekend of protest in Hastings as opposition political parties campaign against the Prime Minister’s plan to suspend (prorogue) parliament. First out of the blocks tomorrow afternoon is Hastings and Rye Labour Party. It has organised a protest march tomorrow starting at 2pm outside Asda in Silverhill and ending outside Amber Rudd’s […]

‘Silent’ Rudd challenged over Johnson shutdown threat

Amber Rudd is being challenged over what her opponents describe as her ‘about-face’ on Brexit and why she supports the suspension of Parliament by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The Hastings and Rye MP has ‘let down’ the people of Hastings and Rye, according to a joint statement by Labour’s Peter Chowney, the Liberal Democrats’ Nick […]

Driven by ‘absolute passion’ will 2019 be Nick Perry’s year?

Nick Perry is in an upbeat mood and it wasn’t just the fine weather in Alexandra Park when we met today that was cheering him up writes Stuart Bailie. Perry has endured some tough times as a Liberal Democrat and his three bids to become the Liberal Democrat MP for Hastings and Rye have come […]