E Newsletter 15 December

As your MP I meet passionate and dedicated people all the time – it is a great privilege to discuss their activities, visit their work and see for myself how they are making our local area better.

Hastings Observer Column 8 December

Small businesses are the backbone of the economy - not just of the UK as a whole but here, in Hastings and Rye, where they are at the heart of our local communities. They provide their owners and employees with their livelihoods, and our towns with their unique characters.

E Newsletter 1 December


Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday!

I will be taking part in this campaign by visiting small local businesses across Hastings and Rye, also known as going shopping!

Winner Announced!

The winner of Amber Rudd’s Hastings and Rye MP Christmas card competition for 2017 has been announced. Sky Samantha Williams (Year 6, Ore Village Primary Academy) submitted the winning design to the MP’s competition.

Faster Journeys for Local Passengers

The Department for Transport has today (Wednesday 29 November) published the Invitation To Tender (ITT) for the next South Eastern Franchise.


Following the announcement that the proposed franchisee withdrew his application for the Post Office Ltd last week, the London Road branch has been temporarily transferred to Potent Solutions Ltd from January.

Hastings Observer Column 24 November

Earlier this week the Government set out its Budget, its plan for the economy for the year ahead. It will support long-term economic growth, create an economy that is fit for the future, and give families and businesses the support they need.

Amber Visits Citizens Advice Bureau

Amber Rudd, MP for Hastings and Rye, was invited again last week to the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) to receive an update on the principal issues which they are currently dealing with for their clients, which on this occasion related to Universal Credit and Medical Assessments for Personal Indepe

Statement on Hastings Pier

It is very disappointing news that Hastings Pier Charity has been placed into administration.

The Pier was rebuilt by the drive, determination and commitment of the community. We still have our fabulous award winning Pier.


Local MPs, Amber Rudd and Huw Merriman, have welcomed the £1.5billion package of measures to help benefits claimants on Universal Credit.