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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.

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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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Michael Phillips: Why you should vote Ukip

HOT has invited all five parliamentary candidates for Hastings & Rye to send us an electoral statement saying why they should get your vote. Here is the statement from the Ukip candidate, Michael Phillips.

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 Perry, once more the Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Hastings & Rye, at the party's recent conference in Brighton.

Lib Dems first out of the election traps

Faced with the possibility of a snap general election, the local Lib Dems have stolen a march on their political rivals by selecting their parliamentary candidate. Nick Terdre reports.

Headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels, where member countries held their first meeting without UK participation on Thursday (photo: European Union, 2016).

Clear majority to leave in Hastings

Along with the rest of the UK, Hastings voters gave a clear vote in favour of leaving the European Union in last week’s referendum. As a result of the vote, the council expects to be worse off, whilereports of racist actions against foreigners resident in the UK have raised concerns in town. Nick Terdre reports.

Brexit’s con-trick is a poorly camouflaged power-bid on behalf of the ultra right

In a hard-hitting contribution to the EU referendum debate In campaigner Rachel Lever explores the not-so-hidden agenda of the forces of Out.

The winners: from left, Labour's Terri Dowling and Tania Charman, and the Tories' Martin Clarke (images from Hastings and Rye Labour and Hastings and Rye Conservatifves respectively).

By-elections results: as you were

There were no surprises in the outcome of last week’s by-elections, with both Labour and Conservative holding the three seats in play, but both the Green Party and an independent candidate were pleased with their showing. Nick Terdre reports.

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