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In a nutshell: The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity - and everything flows from that.

Hastings & Rye Liberal Democrats are a group of local residents who are passionate about and committed to our great towns.


On this site, you can find out more about the team, read about our latest activities and find out how you can get involved.


Liberal Democrat news and updates

Local News

  • hARoLD 2022 No5
    Article: Jun 26, 2022

    Brede and Udimore by-election results.
    A significant increase in LibDem votes but not enough to overturn the Conservative majority.

    Celebration BBQ for a great fight
    Sunday 26th June from 12 noon to 3pm at 2 Leylands Manor, Tubwell Lane, TN6 3RH

    Update on the proposed Sewage Tax to stop the scandalous amount of raw sewerage being released.

  • hARoLD 2022 No4 cover
    Article: Jun 16, 2022

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    Whether by accident or design, we have come straight out of the Hastings Borough Elections and into a by-election in BREDE & UDIMORE, which the Tories have called for 16th June. MARTIN GRIFFITHS, who acted as agent for the Hastings elections has been selected as our candidate. Martin lives in Three Oaks, which is just outside the ward, which comprises of Brede, Broad Oak, Cackle Street, Cock Marling and Udimore. There is an added attraction (some rather fine inns aside) in that our MP, Sally Ann Hart(less) lives in Udimore.

  • Martin Griffiths 1
    Article: May 25, 2022

    INTRODUCING MARTIN GRIFFITHS

    I am excited to be standing as the LibDem candidate for Brede, Broad Oak and Udimore in the forthcoming Rother District Council by-election. It is called in sad circumstances and I extend my condolences to Jonathan Johnson's family and thank him for his years of service to the community.

  • hArold 2022 No3
    Article: Apr 28, 2022

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    Subjects

    Canvassing

    • Polling Day May 5th
    • LibDem Candidates
    • LibDem Pint - 29th April at the Bo Peep
    • Asylum Seekers in Rwanda
    • Support Ukraine
  • Article: Apr 28, 2022

    Ashdown; Nick Perry

    Nick has been visible in the town's politics for over a decade, having been the Liberal

    Democrat parliamentary candidate at the four general elections between 2010-19.

    He also stood for Hastings Borough Council a number of times during that period.

    Whilst he had thought he had retired from local politics he has been motivated to

  • hARoLD 2022 no2
    Article: Mar 31, 2022

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    Spring Conference Report

    Bulverhythe Plans Dropped by Borough

    LibDem - Politics and a pint - Last Friday of each month

    Fairlight Housing Planning appeal

    Sea Change Sussex - Rother's continued representation on the board of SeaChange as providing reputational damage to the council.

  • hARoLD 2022 No1
    Article: Feb 25, 2022

    The latest news and events from the local Hastings & Rye LibDems (click to download)

    • LibDems come from 30,000 behind
      To beat the conservatives in
      North Shropshire by-election
    • Bob's bulletin
    • Ending sewage discharges
      & the spring conference agenda
    • Martin wins Dennis Black award
    • May elections - candidates wanted.
    • Rother district report
    • Hastings in the liberal press
  • Article: Oct 19, 2021

    The Hastings & Rye AGM will be held at

    7.30pm on Friday 19th November 2021 at The White Rock Hotel, Hastings, TN34 1JU. (small conference room)

    Both Members and Supporters are very welcome to attend the AGM but only Members will be able to participate in formal discussions or to vote.


    Agenda

    Introduction and welcome by Bob Lloyd (Chair)

  • hARoLD Sept 21 cover image
    Article: Sep 11, 2021

    Welcome to the latest edition of our local Newsletter.

    Open the article and then click on the image to download a pdf copy.

  • April 21 Newsletter
    Article: Apr 21, 2021

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    This newsletter contains

    • all the candidate information for the May 6th elections
    • The Chinese Year of the Ox that came in ion 12th Feb
    • A letter from Howard Norton on Championing Trees
    • A report from Rother District Councillor

All News

  • Article: Jul 1, 2022
    By Wera Hobhouse

    Today, 1st of July, we are marking an incredible 50 years since the first Pride rally took place in the UK.

    We have made incredible strides when it comes to protecting the fundamental human rights of those with LGBT+ identities. I am proud that our party has supported LGBT+ rights since its very conception.

  • Article: Jun 27, 2022

    The Liberal Democrats have made political history by winning in Tiverton and Honiton.

    Richard Foord overturned a Conservative majority of 24,239, the biggest ever!

    Richard polled 22,537 votes, winning a majority of 6,144 with a swing of 29.9%.

  • hARoLD 2022 No5
    Article: Jun 26, 2022

    Brede and Udimore by-election results.
    A significant increase in LibDem votes but not enough to overturn the Conservative majority.

    Celebration BBQ for a great fight
    Sunday 26th June from 12 noon to 3pm at 2 Leylands Manor, Tubwell Lane, TN6 3RH

    Update on the proposed Sewage Tax to stop the scandalous amount of raw sewerage being released.

  • Document: Jun 26, 2022
  • Article: Jun 24, 2022
    By Liberal Democrats

    Richard Foord will be our Liberal Democrat candidate for the upcoming Tiverton & Honiton by-election.

    I was proud to serve my country in the Armed Forces for ten years and now want to serve my community in Westminster.

    Richard Foord

    Richard lives in Uffculme with his wife and family. He grew up in the West Country and served for ten years in the army after graduating from Sandhurst, reaching the rank of Major and receiving three campaign medals for service in Iraq and the Balkans.

  • Article: Jun 17, 2022

    We saw last year what a huge boost it gave to the party getting two new excellent MPs elected in Parliamentary by-elections. It's good for their constituents and also good for the party's prospects across the whole country.

    We've also seen this month how Conservative MPs have failed to do what our country needs - to remove Boris Johnson from 10 Downing Street.

  • hARoLD 2022 No4 cover
    Article: Jun 16, 2022

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    Whether by accident or design, we have come straight out of the Hastings Borough Elections and into a by-election in BREDE & UDIMORE, which the Tories have called for 16th June. MARTIN GRIFFITHS, who acted as agent for the Hastings elections has been selected as our candidate. Martin lives in Three Oaks, which is just outside the ward, which comprises of Brede, Broad Oak, Cackle Street, Cock Marling and Udimore. There is an added attraction (some rather fine inns aside) in that our MP, Sally Ann Hart(less) lives in Udimore.

  • Document: Jun 16, 2022
  • Article: Jun 8, 2022

    It's Carers Week - a chance to recognise, celebrate and, most of all, listen to the stories of unpaid carers.

    People looking after their loved ones are doing a remarkable job in difficult circumstances. As a carer for most of my life - first for my mum, then for my gran, and now for my disabled son, John - this is something I know all too well.

  • Article: Jun 1, 2022

    We all have our own special memories of the Queen's Jubilees. For me, they have spanned my entire life. So it is with great pleasure that I will join the entire nation in celebrating seventy years of Her Majesty's reign - on this Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend.

    In her coronation speech, the Queen said: "Throughout all my life, and with all my heart, I shall strive to be worthy of your trust." I think the whole country will agree that our Queen has more than fulfilled her promises made to our nation.