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Welcome to Hastings & Rye Liberal Democrats


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.

Vince Cable and Nick Perry campaigning

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.


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    • Article: Dec 5, 2018
      By Bansri Buddhdev

      Parliament found the Conservative Government in contempt over its failure to release their Brexit legal advice

      Yesterday, Parliament found the Conservative Government in contempt over its failure to release their Brexit legal advice.

      So they are publishing the full advice this morning - and our team of experts are ready to pour over the detail and find out what they were trying to hide.

    • Article: Dec 5, 2018
      By Rhys Taylor

      At our 2018 Spring Conference the Welsh Liberal Democrats followed in the footsteps of our Scottish friends and passed policy calling on Welsh Government to overhaul its guidance on school uniforms to make then more inclusive for trans and non-binary young people.

      I am proud to be in a party where members' shape our policy - and can directly make a real difference in peoples' lives.

    • Article: Dec 3, 2018

      Today as we mark the international day for persons with disabilities, I am very aware that one billion people around the world live with a disability - that's roughly 15% of the global population. I am one of them, mainly using a wheelchair and sometimes walking with sticks. I could have written something smooth and supportive, but I am angry at having to be an afterthought in our society today.

    • Article: Nov 27, 2018

      Climate Change isn't just an environmental problem, it's a human one too.

      Climate Change isn't just an environmental problem, it's a human one too.

      Look at our country - and the impact of weather extremes likely linked to climate change. This summer, Manchester's Moorlands were turned into an inferno. Food prices spiked as farmers struggled in an unseasonal heatwave. Back in March, parts of the country were brought to a standstill with massive snowfalls from the Beast from the East.

    • Article: Nov 23, 2018

      The latest report from Shelter has revealed that 1 in 52 people living in the capital are homeless.

      That's thousands of vulnerable people forced to go without food, warmth and a roof over their head.

      The report also shows that around 320,000 people are now homeless across the country.

      It's an absolute disgrace.

    • Article: Nov 21, 2018

      "I am delighted to have been selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Mayor of London.

      I will show the Lib Dems can offer a fresh alternative

      I will show the Lib Dems can offer a fresh alternative to London's tired two party politics.

      Sadiq Khan isn't delivering the right solutions to violent crime and only the Liberal Democrats can provide a genuinely public health approach. The Tories have shown how out of touch they are with London's values by selecting an illiberal, pro-Brexit candidate.

      Only the Lib Dems have truly stood up for Londoners against Brexit and we will continue to be a strong, liberal voice for our city." Siobhan Benita

    • Article: Nov 20, 2018

      Local government is the bedrock of our communities. It is central to people living happy, healthy and productive lives, and if properly funded, has the potential to solve some of the biggest problems in our society.

      Local government is the bedrock of our communities.

      Local government faces many challenges.

    • Article: Nov 16, 2018

      Within hours of Theresa May speaking to Parliament about the deal she negotiated, hundreds of Lib Dems gathered on Parliament Square to make clear they opposed it.

      For over two years now Liberal Democrats have led the fight to give people the final say on the Brexit deal in a People's Vote, with the option to remain in the EU. And Thursday was a big day. It was the day that turned a People's Vote from a possibility into a probability.

    • Article: Nov 16, 2018

      For over two years now Liberal Democrats have led the fight to give the people the final say on the deal with the option to remain in the EU.

      Parliament has seen the deal that Theresa May has cobbled together. We have a real chance to derail the Conservatives' damaging and chaotic Brexit.

      So this Autumn, I'm are asking you to do three simple things:

    • Article: Nov 16, 2018
      By Jo Swinson

      It's taken us two years of negotiations with the EU to get a deal.

      But what we now have in front of us is a very bad deal for the United Kingdom. We are left rule takers not rule makers.

      The Liberal Democrats won't stand idly by and watch a Tory Brexit wreck our NHS, endanger our security and damage our economy