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Brexit Party candidacy looms in post Rudd Hastings

So there’ll be no Amber Rudd anywhere in the forthcoming general election, but whoever takes her place looks likely to be facing a Brexit Party opponent. The Labour and Lib Dem candidates have clashed over the Labour council’s regeneration policies. And – guess what? – Ukip is still lurking in the shadows. Nick Terdre provides an election update.

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

Make Votes Matter establishes a local presence

Make Votes Matter held its first public meeting in Hastings this month as it sets out to build local support for a momentous change in our democracy – switching to an electoral system in which the number of votes cast for each party is reflected in the number of seats won. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 12:32 Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017 In: Politics Tags: First Past The Post FPTP Greens labour Make Votes Matter Nick Terdre Nigel Farage PR proportional representation Tories

Candidates corner: what they are saying

As the election campaign draws to a close, here is a round-up of comments received from candidates (some of them) on diverse matters. They are presented in strict alphabetical order of party name.

Posted 18:08 Monday, Jun 5, 2017 In: Election 2017 Tags: abortion Brexit conservatives fox-hunting halal Home Secretary kosher labour Liberal Democrats Michael Phillips multi-culturalism nhs Nick Perry Nigel Farage Peter Chowney policing Theresa May young people

Nick Perry: Why you should vote Lib Dem

HOT has invited all five parliamentary candidates for Hastings & Rye to send us an electoral statement saying why they should get your vote. The first to respond – on the day his party launched their manifesto – is Nick Perry, the Liberal Democrat candidate.

Posted 19:12 Wednesday, May 17, 2017 In: Election 2017 Tags: Brexit Conservative EU labour nhs Nick Perry Nigel Farage Pupil Premium Single Market Theresa May

Brexit’s con-trick is a poorly camouflaged power-bid on behalf of the ultra right

In a hard-hitting contribution to the EU referendum debate In campaigner Rachel Lever explores the not-so-hidden agenda of the forces of Out.

Posted 16:35 Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 In: Politics Tags: BBC Boris Johnson Brexit EU Jo Cox John Major Michael Gove Neil Hamilton nhs Nigel Farage Paul Mason Rachel Lever Thatcher ukip

Ukip gathers votes but no seats

Unlike in other parts of the country, there was no breakthrough for Ukip, the UK Independence Party, in the local elections in Hastings, where it lost its only seat to the Tories. With 16 seats up for grabs, Labour gained one from the Tories, ending up with 11 against the Tories’ five. Nick Terdre reports.

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