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Hart in hot water at hustings while Corbyn pays a visit

As the general election campaign enters its final phase, Tory candidate Sally-Ann Hart has found herself in hot water over her apparent support for a suggestion that disabled people should be paid less than the minimum wage. Meanwhile Labour’s Peter Chowney has had party leader Jeremy Corbyn and actor Steve Coogan in town supporting his campaign. The Lib Dems blame government policies for the high rate of small business failures in the last three years. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 09:04 Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 In: Election 2019 Tags: Jeremy Corbyn labour Lib Dems Little Gate Farm Nick Perry Nick Terdre People's Vote Peter Chowney Sally-Ann Hart Steve Coogan Susan Stoodley Tories

Tories under fire on rail pledge and Brexit effects on NHS

Labour’s parliamentary candidate Peter Chowney has questioned Grant Shapps’ pledge to prioritise the introduction of a fast train service between Hastings and London if the Tories are re-elected. Meanwhile the Lib Dems has revealed figures showing increasing numbers of EU nationals deserting the NHS since the Brexit vote. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 17:18 Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019 In: Election 2019 Tags: Brexit Emlyn Jones EU Grant Shapps labour Lib Dems Marshlink nhs Nick Perry Nick Terdre Peter Chowney Sally-Ann Hart Tories

People’s Vote endorsement boosts Labour candidate

Labour has received a boost with an endorsement for its candidate Peter Chowney from the People’s Vote campaign, which calls on Remainers to vote tactically. The move is a setback for the Liberal Democrats. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 18:52 Friday, Nov 15, 2019 In: Election 2019 Tags: Brexit labour Lib Dems Nick Perry Nick Terdre People's Vote Peter Chowney Tactical Vote

Hart selected to stand for Tories, who come under fire from Labour and Lib Dems

The Conservatives have finally picked their candidate – Rother councillor Sally-Ann Hart. She will be the sole Leave representative, following the Brexit Party’s decision not to contest the seat. Meanwhile Labour has raised the core issue of housing, criticising the government’s starter home policy for producing nothing, while the Lib Dems claim to have made inroads into the Tory vote. Nick Terdre reports.

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.

Election 2017 – the battle of the flyers

Local Lib Dems help Olney to victory

Local Liberal Democrats played a part in securing Sarah Olney’s shock by-election victory in Richmond Park and North Kingston. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 19:26 Saturday, Dec 3, 2016 In: Politics Tags: Brexit Lib Dems Liberal Democrats Nick Perry Nick Terdre Richmond Park Sarah Olney Zac Goldsmith

Hastings’ battle for free education

As the general election approaches, students are raising their voices in protest against government policies of high tuition fees and the commercialisation of education. Joe Jenner fills in the background.

Posted 12:40 Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 In: Home Ground Tags: ARK Helenswood ARK William Parker conservatives education Free education Hastings Anti-Cuts Hastings Online Times Helens Wood School Joe Jenner Lib Dems National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts NCAFC Nicky Morgan Vijay Jackson William Parker school.
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