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Welcome to the home of your local Labour Party

Stay informed, be inspired, get involved.

Welcome to the home of your local Labour Party

Thank you to everyone who helped with our election campaign — despite the result, it was inspiring to see so many people involved — on election day, we had over 500 people helping, many from London, and from as far afield as Grimsby, Scotland, and even Kansas and California! During the course of the six-week campaign, the numbers involved here in Hastings & Rye ran into the thousands. Your enthusiasm, commitment, and hard work were very moving, and something we’ll never forget. We are eternally grateful.
But we mustn’t be disheartened. This is just the beginning. We remain committed to improving the lives of all people and society’s most vulnerable; providing our youth with a better, more hopeful, brighter future; combating the climate crisis and sustaining our movement, one we can all be proud of.
We will win again.

Donate

The Labour Party is a grassroots movement that relies on the generous donations of its members and the public. Your donations will help us campaign for a better future in Hastings and Rye by supporting our councillors in county, borough and district council elections, as well as help our Parliamentary Candidate Peter Chowney take the Hastings and Rye seat in the next General Election.

All donations through the button below go straight to our CLP. For other ways to donate contact our treasurer at:

For the many, not the few.

This is our vision for a country that works for the many, not just the privileged few. With Labour, we’ll build a country where we invest our wealth to give everyone the best chance. That means building the homes we need to rent and buy, keeping our communities safe with more police officers, giving our children’s schools the funding they badly need, and restoring the NHS to its place as the envy of the world.

Hastings and Rye

Hastings and Rye are vibrant areas within the East Sussex with vast natural landscapes, significant historical ties, a rich culture and social cohesion unlike any other towns. Check out our events page for varied and exciting events hosted by Hastings and Rye Labour.

Get Involved

The Labour Party's foundations are built upon the backs of thousands hard working volunteers. Check out our events for ways to join up, get involved or donate to the local party. Donations are always welcome and are key to funding our election activities. Thank you to anyone who considers this.

Your Hastings Borough Councillors

Your Hastings Borough Council has 24 Labour councillors representing you across the borough, all of whom work hard to ensure the best services and support are provided to all residents of Hastings.

Your Rother District Councillors

Unfortunately, the area of Rother District Council that falls under Hastings and Rye CLP lacks Labour representation currently. Contact your Branch Secretary for information on how you can become a councillor.

Hastings Council

In Hastings, there are two councils providing different local services. They are independent of each other, and make their decisions separately, with different councillors elected at different elections (the next county council elections will be
in 2021). Hastings Borough Council is a district council, and is based in Muriel Matters House, on the seafront. East Sussex County Council is based in Lewes. Generally, county councils provide fewer, more expensive services, while district councils provide more less expensive services.

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Hastings Council Leader’s Report: August 2019

Regeneration in Hastings: A Short History As August is a quiet month (no Cabinet meeting, not much to report), I thought it would be useful to look at the history, and future, of regeneration in Hastings: what happened, what worked, what didn’t, what the pro...

Hastings Council Leader’s Report: July 2019

New Waste Arrangements Last weekend, Hastings Council’s current waste and recycling contract ended, and new arrangements began. The previous contract, run by Kier, covered four East Sussex councils (Hastings, Rother, Eastbourne, and Wealden), but had never p...

Hastings Council Leader’s Report: June 2019

Hastings Council Events Reduced government funding has meant Hastings Council, and others, have less to spend on local events and festivals. Despite this, we’ve managed to continue the council’s own events programme. These start with the Mid-Summer Fish Fe...