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#Hastings #Rye Liberal Democrats gear up for fightback with Hughes’ return

February 14, 2016
Pam Brown with Simon Hughes, Hastings Observer, March 1986

Pam Brown with Simon Hughes, Hastings Observer, March 1986

Hastings & Rye Liberal Democrats hold their main fundraiser lunch at the Royal Victoria Hotel, St Leonards, this year. The guest speaker will be former Government minister the Rt Hon Sir Simon Hughes.

Simon Hughes last visited the town in March 1986 – three years after his Bermondsey by-election win – and in May that year the Liberals went on to become the largest group on Hastings Borough Council.

The local Association lost its last serving councillor in 2012 and is determined to have a voice in Hastings politics once again.

Association Chair, Nick Perry, said,

“It will be wonderful to welcome Simon Hughes back to Hastings after 30 years.  Sadly many of the issues which he raised speaking to the Observer 30 years ago are still not resolved despite millions and millions of pounds of regeneration money having been spent on the town centre.  Liberal Democrats want to regain a foothold on the Council so that we can help make local politics more transparent, accountable and efficient.”

The fundraiser lunch will take place on Sunday 28 February.  If you are interested in attending contact Pam Brown OBE on 01424 424693.

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