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Labour Party headquarters in Bohemia Road following the fire on the first floor (photo: Hastings Labour Party).

Suspected arson at Labour’s Bohemia Road headquarters

Police are investigating a fire at Hastings Labour Party headquarters on Tuesday evening, an incident they say they are treating as suspicious. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 19:32 Thursday, Mar 12, 2020 In: Politics Tags: labour Nick Terdre
Caroline Lucas will be back in Hastings this month (photo: Hastings Green Party).

Caroline Lucas to launch local Greens’ election campaign

Caroline Lucas, the Green Party MP, will return to Hastings in late March to launch the party’s local election campaign in which the Greens will stand candidates in all wards. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 19:35 Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020 In: Politics Tags: Caroline Lucas Green Party Julia Hilton Kim Forward Labour party Old Hastings
Cllr Kim Forward is set to become HBC council leader in March.

Kim steps forward to become Labour’s first  female council leader in Hastings

Hastings is about to get its first Labour female council leader following the party’s choice of Cllr Kim Forward to replace Peter Chowney. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 21:50 Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020 In: Politics
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Are you a traditional Labour supporter who switched your vote  in December’s general election

Posted 14:05 Monday, Feb 24, 2020 In: Politics Tags: Coastal Action election focus group labour Nick Terdre
Photo: HBC

New HBC leader needed after Peter Chowney’s resignation

Hastings is soon to get a new council leader following Cllr Peter Chowney’s decision to step down. He will however remain as a councillor. The new leader should be chosen in mid February. Nick Terdre reports.

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
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