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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

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.

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 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 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

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

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: Amber Rudd labour Nick Terdre Peter Chowney Rye Tilling Green

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: Chris Broughton
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