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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.

Recent Liberal Democrat news and updates

    • An older man with his hand on his head, being conforted by an older woman.
      Article: Mar 12, 2018

      As the Financial Guidance and Claims Bill returns to the House of Commons today, the Liberal Democrats have secured a significant victory following the government's acceptance of crucial amendments tabled by Liberal Democrats peers in the House of Lords.

      Led by Lord Sharkey, the Liberal Democrats campaigned in the House of Lords to end the scourge of cold-calling in relation to pensions, claims management and other financial services.

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    • Article: Mar 6, 2018

      To mark 100 days to the World Cup in Russia the we've laid out a 'starting 11' of major concerns Russia needs to give the red card before kick off.

      The issues include:

      1. Stop annexing foreign territory
      2. Stop interfering with foreign elections
      3. Stop hacking foreign governments & businesses
      4. Stop institutionalised doping in sports
      5. Stop human rights abuses
      6. Stop decriminalising domestic abuse
      7. Stop supporting Assad in Syria
      8. Stop the stamping out of democracy in Russia
      9. Stop abuses against LGBT Russians
      10. Stop political assassinations at home and abroad
      11. Stop imprisoning those opposed to Putin
    • Document: Mar 5, 2018
      741.36 KiB drawing or desktop publishing document

      Some other issues that local residents have raised with Eve Montgomery and Peter Clarke and the Focus Team:
       Newts Way: Following withdrawn planning applications what is the status of the land round the electricity sub-station?
       Edinburgh Road: Can the Filsham Schools do more about littering etc. by School pupils?
       TKMAX: The Council now owns the site. Will they sort out the near non-existent landscaping on Bexhill Road and ensure access for emergency vehicles to the houses?
       Air Quality: The Borough Council has revoked the Air Quality Management Area for Bexhill Road. When will they be publishing the replacement Air Quality Strategy for the Borough?

    • Article: Mar 5, 2018

      To see our Winter 2017/18 Focus, please click here

    • Article: Mar 3, 2018
      By Liberal Democrats

      And even when no other party agrees, we've stood our ground.

      Today, on our 30th Anniversary we stand strong, with 100,000 members, right across the UK and once again, we're setting out the bold ideas needed to build a strong, Liberal Britain

      ✔︎ An exit from Brexit.
      ✔︎ a new deal for social care.
      ✔︎ a new deal for schools.
      ✔︎ a new deal for services.

    • Theresa May.
      Article: Mar 2, 2018

      Commenting on Theresa May's Brexit speech at Mansion House, Vince Cable MP Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said:

      May's diminished authority is allowing Brexit extremists to neuter any chance she has at getting an acceptable deal for the UK.

      "With a listless government beholden to hard-line Tories the only way to protect our future is ensure a referendum on the final deal. Surely, If May believes in her strategy, she would happily take it to the country."

    • Event: Apr 13, 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
      The White Rock Hotel

      The Executive aims to meet on the 2nd Friday of every month and the normal venue is The White Rock Hotel in Hastings.

      These meetings are primarily about the management of the party rather than policy discussions.

      • Keeping track of the Party finances.
      • Choosing candidates
      • Planning campaigns
      • Preparing literature
      • All the vital elements that enable the Party to operate effectively