Welcome

Welcome

to the website of Hastings and Rye Constituency Labour Party where you can find out more about who we are and what we are up to.

Thank you to everyone who helped in the recent local election campaign. We are really pleased to welcome two new Labour councillors onto Hastings Borough Council and congratulations to all those incumbent councillors who kept their seats. A huge thank you also to our retiring councillors and to those comrades who sadly lost their seats this time. With 15 out of 32 seats on the council, Labour is still the largest party, however following the election results Hastings Borough Council is now in NOC (no overall control).

Congratulations to

Congratulations to Paul Barnett, returned as Hollington councillor, great work Paul!
Click photo for link to details about James Bacon, Labour's candidate for Old Hastings Ward in the 2022 local elections to be held on Thursday May 5th
Congratulations to James Bacon, a great win to remain the much loved Old Hastings councillor.
Congratulations to Andy Batsford, returned as St Helens' councillor and a big thank you for stepping up as campaign organiser too.
Click for more info about Castle candidate Judy Rogers
Congratulations to Judy Rogers, returned as Castle councillor and a huge thank you for serving as our election agent.
Click photo for link to details about Margi O'Callaghan, Labour's candidate for Braybrooke Ward in the 2022 local elections to be held on Thursday May 5th
We are pleased to welcome Margi O'Callaghan back as Braybrooke's new Labour Councillor.
Congratulations and welcome to Simon Willis, newly-elected Labour councillor for Ore.
Click photo for link to details about John Cannan, Labour's candidate for Wishing Tree Ward in the 2022 local elections to be held on Thursday May 5th
Welcome to John Cannan, our newly-elected councillor for Wishing Tree.
A huge congratulations to Mike Turner, returned to serve residents of Baird ward.
Click photo for link to details about Nigel Sinden, Labour's candidate for Silverhill Ward in the 2022 local elections to be held on Thursday May 5th
Congratulations to Nigel Sinden, returned as Silverhill councillor.
And of course congratulations are due to St Helens councillor Fudge too - four more years!

Thank you to

A massive thank you to Peter Chowney the man with the encyclopedic knowledge about local government, rules and regulations matched with a incredible socialist passion to improve the lives of all that live in Hastings. Peter sadly announced his political retirement before this year's elections to explore his many other passions. Thank you for your service as Tressell Councillor, Cabinet member, Deputy and then Leader of our great town as well as famously only 346 votes short of being our MP.
Thank you to Kim for your 14 years' service for the residents of Gensing, on the Council, and within the Labour Group. Mother, Grandmother, friend, comrade,Gensing Councilor, County Councillor, Cabinet member, Deputy and then Leader of Hastings Council through the Covid pandemic Kim has shown herself to be an unwavering champion for the town and the Labour party and we wish her all the best. Thank you Kim for your incredible energy and effort for all the candidates during the election and your years of public service.
Thank you Ruby for all your hard work over the past four years: Deputy Mayor, older persons champion, committed socialist and strong advocate for the residents of Central St Leonards especially those who are struggling to cope with the cost of living rise. Ruby thank you for your service and commitment to the Labour group and we wish you all the best.
Thank you to Phil Scott, who retired this year as a borough councillor, for your years of incredible service to the Hastings Borough Labour group, the people of Wishing Tree and the Council. We know you're continuing to represent Labour and the residents of Hollington and Wishing Tree at the County Council but its important to thank you publicly from all the Labour family.
Thank you Andrew Battley, former councillor for Ore for your work over the past four years and for your work as Chair of Overview and Scrutiny over the past year - we wish you all the best for the future,
Thank you to Sue Beaney, former councillor for Braybrooke, for all your work on the council and for serving as mental health champion - we wish you all the best for the future.
Thank you to Liam Crowter, committed candidate in Tressell ward, for all your hard work during the election campaign and also for everything you do within the CLP.
Thank you to Chris Munn, our West St Leonards candidate, for your enthusiasm and hard work during this campaign.
Thank you to Kenan Hakko, Conquest candidate, for your dedication to your campaign and for promoting our positive Labour message to the voters of Conquest ward.
Thank you to Justin Greenland, our Maze Hill candidate, for your hard work during the campaign, for your energy and positivity, and for going up against the leader of the Conservative group and promoting the Labour message to voters in Maze Hill.
Thank you to Jane Hartley for your dedicated campaigning in Ashdown and for taking the Labour message to voters there - and for your help for other candidates too.

Thank you also to everyone who helped with the local election campaign from our own CLP, from Bexhill and Battle CLP, and from further afield.

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