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Amber Rudd campaigning in the town centre (photo: Amber Rudd's Facebook page).

Rudd’s resignation gives Tories election headache

Amber Rudd’s surprise resignation from the government at the weekend bars her from standing in Hastings & Rye in the coming general election, leaving the Tories with a large hole to fill. Nick Terdre reports.

Listening to speeches at the Defend Democracy demonstration in Whitehall last Saturday.

Local parties team up to demand MP respond to suspension of Parliament

The Greens, Labour and the Liberal Democrats have jointly penned an open letter to local MP Amber Rudd demanding she make clear her position on last week’s suspension of Parliament by prime minister Boris Johnson. The public are invited to participate in a mass signing of the letter next Saturday. Nick Terdre reports.

Remainers demonstrate outside Parliament (photo: licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license).

Poll points up dilemmas faced by Remainers in Hastings

A local poll shows that in the event of a snap general election the Remain vote is likely to be split between the three parties committed to opposing a no deal Brexit – Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens – thus running the risk of losing the seat to the Conservatives. Voters are strongly in favour of the parties working together to avert that risk, though Labour says it has ruled out the option. Nick Terdre reports.

Nick Perry and LibDem colleagues are ready to start campaigning.

Nick Perry stands for LibDems as candidates for snap general election are selected

Nick Perry has been re-selected as the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate in the event of a snap general election. With the exception of the Greens, the identity of most parties’ candidates is now known. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 11:35 Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 In: Politics Tags: , , , , , , ,
Local LibDem member George Goring outside party headquarters in Brecon on the morning after byelection victory.

Local Lib Dem member helps party to by-election success

Still on an upward trajectory after recent Euro-election success, the Liberal Democrats took a parliamentary seat off the Tories in last week’s by-election in Brecon and Radnorshire. Local party member George Goring was there to lend a hand. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 18:06 Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 In: Politics Tags: , , , , , ,
New PM Boris Johnson chairing his first Cabinet meeting in July. Labour council leaders are now asking him to restore council funding (photo: Wikimedia Commons, licensed under the Open Governent Licence v3.0).

Chowney joins Labour’s plea for restored council funding

Council leader Peter Chowney has joined dozens of Labour counterparts from local authorities around the country to urge new prime minister Boris Johnson to restore the council funding which has been removed under the Tory party’s austerity policy. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 20:49 Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019 In: Politics Tags: , , ,
Labour would like to see a new job centre set up either in the Tilling Green commnity centre, where it used to be located, or Rye library.

Labour launches campaign to re-open Rye job centre

Labour have launched a campaign calling for the reinstatement of a job centre in Rye – job seekers and claimants have to travel to St Leonards since the job centre drop-in based in Tilling Green community centre was closed in 2015. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 19:21 Friday, Jul 26, 2019 In: Politics Tags: , , , , , ,
Photo Chris Broughton

21 June: Youth Strike 4 Climate in Hastings

This coming Friday (21 June 2019), Youth Strike 4 Climate in Hastings and St Leonards have organised another action for Climate Justice. Your presence and support are needed. HOT’s Zelly Restorick reports.

Posted 19:04 Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 In: Politics Tags: , ,
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