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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

In light of the spread of coronavirus, the Government has announced the suspension of local government and mayoral elections for a year. We support this decision and believe it is the best action to take to ensure all people are sheltered from the virus, and unnecessary exposure is limited. With thatit is equally important we come together within our communities to provide support to those most vulnerable in society having to self-isolate for their own safety so that we can all make it through these challenging times.


Information on the council and government advice on Covid-19 can be found at the council website.


Please keep up to date on the NHS website and be safe.


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 March 2020

Rough Sleeping There have been significant reductions in the number of rough sleepers in Hastings over the past year. Between January 2019 and January 2020 a total of 79 rough sleepers were successfully moved into permanent accommodation, and a further 19 case...

Hastings Council Leader’s Report January 2020

Apologies for the lengthy gap since the previous report – the election campaign got in the way… normal service now resumes … but a Happy New Year to you all! This edition is a ‘Budget Special’ – I’m afraid it doesn’t make for very happy reading...

Hastings Council Leader’s Report February 2020

CHART The Connecting Hastings and Rother Together Project is finally getting off the ground, starting to set up specific projects to benefit the most deprived communities in Hastings and Bexhill. This was an EU funded project with a total funding (including ma...