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Poll shock: Tory lead slashed by Labour

A survey of voting intentions in Hastings and Rye shows Labour closing the gap on the Conservatives to 4%. The poll was conducted by Coastal Action, who explain their findings.

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Hustings in Hastings 

Hearing that there are to be hustings in Hastings, where general election candidates are to be asked questions by members of the public, HOT’s Zelly Restorick asked one of the organisers, Chris Connelley, also a HOT writer, some questions of her own to find out more.

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Kitchen-sink drama in recession-era Hastings

The Wright stuff: HOT’s Chris Connelley gets immersed in a new novel by Mel Wright set so close to home that one of its characters could be a neighbour.

Photo: Alexander Brattell.

Men behaving beautifully

HOT’s Chris Connelley was transfixed by Melt Down, a Coastal Currents installation that was quite literally a walk in the park.

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New St Leonards store hits the spot

On a lazy summer mooch across town, HOT’s Chris Connelley discovered a new retail treasure at Marine Court.

Winning candidate Rob Lee out and about in Maze Hill.

Rob Lee’s winning ways

Following Chris Connelley’s account of his unsuccessful campaign in the local elections, Rob Lee takes up his pen to describe the night he won Maze Hill for the Tories.

Chris Connelley prepares for life after an unsuccessful election campaign.

The Party’s over:  making sense of the day after

HOT writer Chris Connelley stood unsuccessfully for a council seat in last week’s local elections. Here he reflects on the experience.

Counting gets under way at the Horntye Park last night.

Ukip gathers votes but no seats

Unlike in other parts of the country, there was no breakthrough for Ukip, the UK Independence Party, in the local elections in Hastings, where it lost its only seat to the Tories. With 16 seats up for grabs, Labour gained one from the Tories, ending up with 11 against the Tories’ five. Nick Terdre reports.

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