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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 No3
    Article: Apr 28, 2022

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    • 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

    Click for the full pdf file

    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.


    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
  • Kate Lamb
    Article: Apr 14, 2021

    Kate Lamb is the Lib Dem candidate standing in the Eastern Rother By-election. Kate's strong commitment to improving the lives and prospects of local people will offer voters the chance to make a real difference on issues affecting Eastern Rother

    Now, more than ever, it's important that Eastern Rother chooses someone who really understands the issues that affect our lives here. Somebody who can rise to the challenges posed by rural and cross-border crime and the seemingly relentless threats to road safety in our area. Kate also knows that many local people share her commitment to protecting the environment and managing tourism.

  • Martin Griffiths
    Article: Apr 8, 2021

    HBC & ESCC Elections, 6 May 2021: Liberal Democrat candidates

    HBC Ward Candidate ESCC Division

    Ashdown: Martin Griffiths [Ashdown & Conquest]

    Martin moved to St Leonards from a village in Kent 5 years ago and lives in Ashdown Ward. Having worked in legal practices for over 40 year he brings experience of governance and decision-making, and wants our councils to make better decisions, and put an end to their current lack of openness and meaningful consultation with residents. His priorities are to see that our local roads and public transport infrastructure are improved; to increase the availability of good quality social housing, and to ensure that good Planning decisions are made, whilst protecting our valuable green spaces.

  • Hastings and Rye Manifesto 2021
    Article: Mar 27, 2021

    LibDems want an East Sussex Alliance

    Given the political landscape of East Sussex, Hastings and Rye Liberal Democrats are calling for an alliance to take over the running of the County Council from the Conservatives after the election on the 6th May.


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