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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.

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.

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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