Menu
Hastings & St. Leonards on-line community newspaper

Results for the tag: Liberal Democrats

Labour's Paul Barnett and Maya Evans on the stump in Hollington.

Hastings remains a Labour stronghold

Thursday’s election saw Labour tightening its grip on the local council as it increased its number of councillors to 24. The Tories held onto the remainding eight seats, leaving other opposition parties out in the cold, though the Greens came tantalisingly close to taking a seat off Labour. Nick Terdre reports.

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.

Park Lane Homes' high Breezes development - 80 dwellings but not one affordable home.

Viability loophole hits affordable housing

The government has announced measures to tackle Britain’s housing crisis, including ending the abuse of viability assessments by developers to dodge their obligations to build affordable housing. In the first of two articles Nick Terdre looks at how viability assessments have become so problematic, the council’s response and how the town’s supply of affordable housing has suffered.

c464c1c9-6e7f-469c-8a67-7ba16fbeb9ac

Hastings Harbour: a local authority development control officer’s views

HOT’s Chandra Masoliver talks to retired local authority development control officer, Chris Lewcock about his views on ‘democratic’ town planning and the Hastings Harbour Proposal.

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.

Labour's Peter Chowney on the campaign trail (Photo: Roberts Photographic).

Candidates corner: what they are saying

As the election campaign draws to a close, here is a round-up of comments received from candidates (some of them) on diverse matters. They are presented in strict alphabetical order of party name.

party-logos

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.

elderly main

Candidates reject Tory proposals for the elderly

Proposed Conservative policies for the elderly have come under fire from the Labour and Liberal Democrat candidates. Nick Terdre reports.

  • Subscribe to HOT

  • SUPPORT HOT

    HOT is run by volunteers but has overheads for hosting and web development. Support HOT!

    ADVERTISE

    Advertise your business or your event on HOT for as little as £20 per month
    Find out more…

    DONATE

    If you like HOT and want to keep it sustainable, please Donate via PayPal. It’s easy!

    VOLUNTEER

    Do you want to write, proofread, edit listings or help sell advertising? then contact us

    SUBSCRIBE
  • Subscribe to HOT