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Election results show country remains divided over Brexit

The outcome of the elections for the European Parliament shows the country as divided as ever over Brexit, with the newly formed Brexit Party emerging as the single largest party taking the largest proportion of votes though less than the remainer LibDems and Greens combined. Both Tories and Labour suffered large losses. Nick Terdre reports.

Local democracy suffers when a council is dominated by a single party, as in Hastings, the author maintains.

How would Tressell vote on 3 May?

How would Robert Tressell, author of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, vote in the forthcoming local elections? More than a century after his death, Tressell’s legacy is disputed among those who call themselves socialists. Former Labour Party member Michael Madden wonders how he would find today’s Hastings.

LibDems campaigning against a hard Brexit, with Eve Montgomery, fourth from right, next to Nick Perry.

LibDems tell it like it is!

The Liberal Democrats have already made a mark on this year’s local elections by choosing not to stand candidates in Old Hastings in order to improve the chances of the Green Party succeeding on the basis of opposition to the proposed harbour marina development which the two parties share. Now their best-known face in town, Nick Perry, along with his fellow candidate Eve Montgomery, tell HOT’s Nick Terdre how they see this moment in local politics and the changes they would like to see in local government.

Old Hastings, where Lib Dems will back the Green candidates in May's local elections (photo: MaryBeth Haas).

LibDems stand aside for Greens in Old Hastings

The Liberal Democrats have decided to stand aside in Old Hastings ward and switch their support to the Green Party candidates at the local elections in May. The Greens have welcomed the move – both parties are keen to see Labour’s control of Hastings Borough Council subjected to greater scrutiny and opposition. Nick Terdre reports.

A local councillor since 1999, Peter Chowney has been council leader since 2015.

Peter Chowney chosen as Labour’s candidate in parliamentary election

Another parliamentary candidate is in place, with the selection of Hastings Borough Council leader Peter Chowney to represent Labour. The LibDems chose their man long ago and the Greens make their choice later this week, but the signs are that Ukip will not be contesting the seat this time. Nick Terdre reports.

Nick with his partner Ruth, and Association Chair Chris Lewcock

Nick Perry, the LibDem candidate

Last Saturday, the Hastings & Rye Liberal Democrat Association met to re-select Nick Perry as their parliamentary candidate. Nick was first selected seven years ago, during which time he and his partner, Ruth, have raised two daughters now aged six and three. Nick started his career 15 years ago in frontline Health and Social Care. He continues to work in community mental health services, based in Hastings town centre – and to live on the West Hill with Ruth and the girls. HOT’s Chris Cormack invited Nick to tell HOT readers what his three main ambitions for Hastings are.

Posted 18:49 Saturday, Apr 5, 2014 In: Campaigns Tags: , , , , ,
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