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 […]

Lib Dem/Green Party pact – voters are not a tradable commodity says councillor

Voters are not a commodity to be traded between political parties. That’s the view of Councillor Rob Lee who heads the opposition Conservative group on Hastings Borough Council (HBC). Mr Lee was replying to the announcement yesterday that local Liberal Democrats had written to the Hastings Green Party offering them an electoral pact at next […]

The Battle for Hastings… the winners and losers of the Euro poll

In the most hotly contested European Parliamentary elections ever the result in Hastings Borough mirrored the way the vote went nationally. The big winners were the Brexit Party, The Greens and the Liberal Democrats while the big losers were the Conservative and Labour parties The full breakdown of votes in Hastings borough was: The Brexit […]