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Hastings Harbour: local Green Party’s view: ‘No Marina Here’

HOT’s Chandra Masoliver interviews Julia Hilton and Andrea Needham, Green Party Old Town councillor candidates, about democracy, the implications of the harbour proposal, and the petition they have launched. 

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Thursday 4 May: vote, vote, vote…

Brenda from Bristol might have nailed the mood of the nation with her reaction to the news of the General Election – but don’t let that stop you from using your vote in the East Sussex County Council elections this Thursday, 4 May. Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm. If you are on the electoral register, you don’t need to take your polling card with you, but you will need to give your name and address details. HOT’s Erica Smith takes a look at who is standing where.

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Protests outside the Town Hall against planning permission for the Queensway Gateway road (photo: CHD).

Hastings: development or democracy?

How is local democracy bearing up in the face of the development-at-all-costs policy handed down by central government and eagerly embraced by local government? Not very well, in the opinion of Michael Madden, who argues that we must find our way back to a world in which our elected representatives act in our interests.

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A midsummer madness

Sean O’ Shea reflects on some of the stereotyping and stigmatisation that has characterised much of the coverage of the Labour Party leadership election, highlights the democratic deficit and speculates on the prospects of a progressive alliance against austerity.

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Democracy booth

“Democracy booth”: a week of talks, discussions, a polling booth, maybe a soap box, tea and cake, listening posts and audio interviews.

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Refusing to “shove off!”

Local people opposing the planned Bexhill Hastings Link Road are not complying with leader of East Sussex County Council Peter Jones’ suggestion that they ‘shove off!’.  Groups and individuals approaching the issue from a number of different perspectives continue to use their skills and ingenuity to campaign peacefully on behalf of what they value, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick.

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