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Lib Dem candidate Nick Perry at the People's Vote march in London last Saturday. A contingent of Hastings Greens also participated.

Liberal Democrats and Greens move into campaigning mode

As a frustrated prime minister Boris Johnson threatens to force a general election, local parties are moving into campaigning mode. The Liberal Democrats have circulated a flyer and upped the publicity over their anti Brexit stance, while the Green Party, which has its eye on next May’s local elections rather than the forthcoming general election, are bringing their local MEP to town next week. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 19:06 Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 In: Politics Tags: Alex Phillips Coastal Action election Green New Deal Green Party Julia Hilton Liberal Democrats Nick Perry Nick Terdre Peter Chowney
Greens campaigning in last year's local elections: Andrea Needham, left, Julia Hilton and, right, MP Caroline Lucas (photo: Green Party).

Greens decide not to stand a candidate, Tories yet to choose

The Greens have decided not to stand a candidate in the general election but to concentrate their efforts on next May’s local elections. Meanwhile the Tories have yet to officially decide who will replace Amber Rudd, and the Brexit candidate withdraws. Nick Terdre reports.

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.

Posted 13:54 Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 In: Politics Tags: Amber Rudd Boris Johnson Brexit Nick Perry Nick Terdre Nigel Farage Peter Chowney prorogation
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: Amber Rudd Anne Gallop Brexit Greens LibDems Nick Perry Peter Chowney
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: Boris Johnson Brecon George Goring Jane Dodds Nick Perry Nick Terdre
A Brexit Party candidate looks likely in Hastings & Rye following PM Boris Johnson's refusal to play ball with Nigel Farage. (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: Boris Johnson labour Nick Terdre Peter Chowney
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