Local News

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.

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.

Amber takes HIV test for National HIV Testing Week

Amber Rudd MP for Hastings and Rye took a public HIV test today in an effort to encourage more local people to test for the virus during National HIV Testing Week. Amber Rudd has a simple finger-prick blood test.

Amber Visits Winchelsea Beach to Discuss Progress on Flooding

Amber Rudd, MP for Hastings and Rye, visited Winchelsea Beach Village Hall on Saturday 4 November to meet with representatives of Southern Water, the Environment Agency, Romney Marshes Area Internal Drainage Board, Rother District Council, owners and managers of local caravan parks, and local Dis

Local Businesses now Disability Confident

On Friday 3 November Amber Rudd, Member of Parliament for Hastings and Rye, held a breakfast meeting at The Hastings Centre to encourage local businesses to sign up to the Department for Work and Pensions’ Disability Confident scheme.