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Nick Perry: Why you should vote Lib Dem

HOT has invited all five parliamentary candidates for Hastings & Rye to send us an electoral statement saying why they should get your vote. The first to respond – on the day his party launched their manifesto – is Nick Perry, the Liberal Democrat candidate.

Nic Perry with Lib Dem colleagues.

Lib Dem hopes for electoral agreement fade

Liberal Democrat hopes of instigating an electoral understanding with the Labour Party in Hastings and nearby constituencies appear to be headed for disappointment, despite the recent agreement between the Labour and Green Party candidates. Nick Terdre reports.

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Whistleblower stands as independent candidate

Then there were five – when nominations for the snap general election closed last week there were five candidates: Labour, LibDem, Tory, Ukip and an independent. The independent is whistleblower Nicholas Wilson who is standing on an anti-corruption ticket. Nick Terdre reports.

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Music, comedy, poetry, fun and food – and electoral registration

Ready to vote to decide the country’s next Parliament and government? Come and get in the mood at Rock the Vote, a day of live music, poetry, comedy, performance and food – and help with getting yourself registered on the electoral roll if you need it. The event is the brainchild of local community organiser Sam Kinch.

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Hastings Green Party forms alliance with Labour to unseat Amber Rudd

The Labour Party candidate for Hastings & Rye has accepted an offer from Hastings and Rye Green Party (HRGP) not to stand a candidate in the general election in return for various pledges, with the aim of unseating Amber Rudd. Peter Chowney has agreed, amongst other pledges, that if elected he will support proposals for electoral reform and will oppose new runways at Heathrow or Gatwick. HOT’s Erica Smith shares the news.

Julia Hilton, second right, helping to hand in a petition in March calling for divestment by the East Sussex Pension Fund.

Julia Hilton selected as Green candidate

The line-up of parliamentary candidates for Hastings and Rye is now complete – unless Ukip against expectation put up a candidate – with Julia Hilton’s selection to represent the Green Party. Nick Terdre reports.

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