Hastings Observer Column - Friday 1st December 2023

Last week’s Autumn Statement marked a major moment when the Government changed gear and focused on how to drive growth in the economy in the decade ahead, with the biggest package of supply side tax cuts since the 1980s.

Hastings Observer Column - Friday 17th November 2023

Last week, we witnessed the pomp and ceremony of the historic first King’s Speech at the State Opening of Parliament. The King’s Speech is written by the government and delivered by the reigning monarch.

Sally-Ann Hart MP speaks in King's Speech debate about economic growth

I welcome the emphasis in the King’s Speech on improving the life chances of young people through the provision of academic and technical education, which is key to securing high and sustained economic growth in every part of the country, including beautiful Hastings and Rye.

MPs host roundtable for local farmers

Last Friday, Sally-Ann Hart, MP for Hastings and Rye and Huw Merriman, MP for the Bexhill and Battle, co-hosted a roundtable for 40 local farmers and land agents with the Rural Payments Agency (RPA), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Forestry Commission at Staplec

Hastings Observer Column - Friday 3rd November 2023

Last Saturday, I saw yet again the destruction in Hastings town centre caused by flooding, and witnessed the emotional and financial devastation the flooding has caused to residents and businesses when for most, things have only just returned to normal following the floods on 16th January this ye

Rye News Comment Piece - Wednesday 1st November 2023

Two good things have happened for Rye in the last month; firstly, the town hosted the 70th National Town Criers Championship and secondly, we are keeping our railway station ticket office.