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Sally-Ann Hart wins Hastings & Rye seat for the Tories

In the end this was an election dominated by Brexit, in Hastings & Rye as elsewhere across the country, and the Conservative candidate Sally-Ann Hart was elected to Parliament with an ample majority. Nick Terdre reports.

Poll points to narrow win for Tories in Hastings & Rye

The Conservatives are heading for a narrow victory over Labour in Hastings & Rye according to the latest YouGov poll, while the Liberal Democrats look to be suffering a serious squeeze. Nick Terdre reports.

Independent Crosland lays out his concerns, including 5G

Independent candidate Paul Crosland has laid out the concerns that persuaded him to stand in the general election in a leaflet delivered around the constituency. Three main matters – the rollout of 5G, grassroots environmentalism and breaking the mould of UK politics – dominate his platform. Nick Terdre provides a brief resume.

Posted 11:19 In: Election 2019 Tags: 5G Nick Terdre Paul Crosland

Hart in hot water at hustings while Corbyn pays a visit

As the general election campaign enters its final phase, Tory candidate Sally-Ann Hart has found herself in hot water over her apparent support for a suggestion that disabled people should be paid less than the minimum wage. Meanwhile Labour’s Peter Chowney has had party leader Jeremy Corbyn and actor Steve Coogan in town supporting his campaign. The Lib Dems blame government policies for the high rate of small business failures in the last three years. Nick Terdre reports.

Tories under fire on rail pledge and Brexit effects on NHS

Labour’s parliamentary candidate Peter Chowney has questioned Grant Shapps’ pledge to prioritise the introduction of a fast train service between Hastings and London if the Tories are re-elected. Meanwhile the Lib Dems has revealed figures showing increasing numbers of EU nationals deserting the NHS since the Brexit vote. Nick Terdre reports.

Nick Perry: Why you should vote Liberal Democrat

All candidates have been invited to write, in no more than 800 words, about what they see as the most important proposals in their party manifesto and why voters should support them. Here is the contribution from the Liberal Democrats’ Nick Perry.

Posted 16:06 Thursday, Nov 28, 2019 In: Election 2019 Tags: Liberal Democrats Nick Perry Remain Bonus

Peter Chowney: why you should vote Labour

All candidates have been invited to write, in no more than 800 words, about what they see as the most important proposals in their party manifesto and why voters should support them. First out of the blocks is the Labour Party’s Peter Chowney.

Posted 18:38 Monday, Nov 25, 2019 In: Election 2019

Independent shows his hand as candidates raise concerns

Ahead of the first hustings on Friday afternoon, the independent candidate, who will be present at it, is making himself known. Government policies affecting poverty, the NHS and education have come under fire from the Labour and Lib Dem candidates, whil the Tory candidate has declared her opposition to the council’s plans for a large housing development on the old bathing pool site. Nick Terdre rounds up the election news.

Posted 11:52 Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 In: Election 2019 Tags: #HastingsCitizenManifesto election 2019 general election green Independent candidate Paul Crosland Pause5GMan
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