Chowney: “Labour will not be eclipsed in Hastings & Rye”

‘We will win again,’ Labour’s defeated General Election candidate Peter Chowney has told his supporters today. He says the campaign was, “…a humbling and heart-warming experience” and tell his them: “There is so much support for real change. There is compassion and commitment, and an implacable resolve. There is determination. There is hope.” Mr Chowney […]

The finish line is within sight but who will win in Hastings & Rye

This morning we publish three new audio tracks, conversations we’ve had over the weekend with the three main-party candidates standing in the General Election. None will stake a claim saying the parliamentary seat is theirs for the taking but listening to them carefully they confirm what national polls have been saying; that people are not […]

Huge cost and more questions than answers in Tory’s rail plan says Labour

Meeting a pledge to ‘fast-track’ local rail services would cost a Conservative government  upwards of £20 billion according to Labour. Hastings In Focus reported earlier this week that fast-tracking fast trains to Hastings was going to be top of the list for an incoming Conservative government when Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport, said […]

Chancellor in town supporting Conservative cause

Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid was in Hastings this morning visiting local businesses as part of the General Election campaign. Speaking while on a tour of one the Focus SB factories and standing alongside Conservative candidate for Hastings and Rye Sally-Ann Hart, Mr Javid said the Conservative message was ‘resonating on the doorsteps’ of […]

Council has borrowed millions to play the property market

The property market can bring big rewards but there are big risks too and there are plenty of people in Hastings still unaware that their council has borrowed tens of millions of pounds to be repaid by local council-tax payers over the next 50 years. Do Hastings Borough Council’s figures add up and are it’s […]

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 […]