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COUNTY NEWS: Labour executive committee resigns over harassment claims

The leadership of the Bexhill and Battle constituency Labour Party (CLP) unanimously resigned this week due to allegations of ‘serious abuse and harassment’.

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Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd speaking in the House of Commons

Eastbourne MP challenges Prime Minister on Universal Credit

The Eastbourne MP challenged the Prime Minister on the issue of Universal Credit today (Wednesday).

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District and borough council leaders back the Stand Up for East Sussex campaign. Pictured from left: Cllr David Tutt, leader of Eastbourne Borough Council; Cllr David Elkin, East Sussex County Council cabinet member for resources; Cllr Andy Smith, leader of Lewes District Council; Cllr Peter Chowney, leader of Hastings Borough Council, Cllr Bob Standley, leader of Wealden District Council; Cllr Carl Maynard, leader of Rother District Council

Council leaders united backing for Stand up for East Sussex campaign

Leaders of all five district and borough councils in East Sussex have thrown their weight behind a campaign calling for fairer funding for the county.

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Maria Caulfield, Lewes MP, at Lewes Railway Station (photo submitted/ by Nick Robinson). SUS-150728-140612001

Lewes MP welcomes Southern train drivers’ deal

Lewes’ MP has welcomed the decision by Southern train drivers to accept a deal over pay, terms and conditions, and driver-only operation.

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A Southern Rail train

Southern train drivers vote to accept deal

Southern train drivers have voted to accept a deal over pay, terms and conditions, and driver-only operation.

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A Southern Rail train

Two-day Southern rail strike begins

A two-day rail strike affecting Southern services has begun this morning (Wednesday November 8).

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East Sussex County Council's 'Get a Grip' campaign, urging parents to ensure their children attend school every day

School attendance campaign labelled ‘condescending’

An ‘insulting and condescending’ campaign to improve school attendance in East Sussex should be withdrawn, according to a petition signed by more than 6,000 people.

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Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd speaking in the House of Commons

Eastbourne MP speaks out on town’s air pollution

Eastbourne’s MP has responded to a report which says the town has among the highest air pollution levels in Britain.

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New signs for Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby)

Eastbourne council rejects air pollution findings

Eastbourne council has today (Tuesday) rejected a report showing the town has among the highest air pollution levels in Britain.

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Eastbourne MP ‘appalled’ by violent crime in town centre

Eastbourne MP ‘appalled’ by violent crime in town centre

Eastbourne’s MP says he will be speaking to the police commander after a young man was stabbed in the town centre last night (Monday).

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Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd calling for the Government to stop the rollout of Universal Credit in the House of Commons

MP: Government refusal to stop Universal Credit rollout ‘beggars belief’

The Government’s decision not to stop the rollout of Universal Credit ‘beggars belief’, according to Eastbourne’s MP.

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A Southern Rail train

Fresh Southern rail strikes announced by RMT

A fresh Southern rail strike has been announced by the RMT in its dispute over driver-only trains.

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Tim Loughton, MP for East Worthing and Shoreham. Picture: Derek Martin

County News: Sussex MP’s hour-long morning bath routine sparks national headlines

Rub a dub dub, three men in a tub, and who do you think they be? The butcher, the baker the candlestick maker – but not for as long as our MP.

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Councillor Alan Shuttleworth with residents campaigning against the closure of Langney Library in Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby)

More than 1,000 people sign petition to save Eastbourne libraries

More than 1,000 people have signed a petition calling for the county council to reconsider plans to close Willingdon and Langney libraries.

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Caroline Ansell and John Bercow

House of Commons Speaker to visit Eastbourne

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow will be visiting Eastbourne this week.

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Maria Caulfield speaking in Parliament

MPs call for new medical centre to be separate from 1,100 strong housing development

Local MPs are calling for a new medical centre to be separate from plans to build 1,100 houses in the area.

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Mid Sussex MP Sir Nicholas Soames, rail minister Paul Maynard, and Hove MP Peter Kyle

COUNTY NEWS: Sussex MPs urge Transport Secretary to invest in rail network

Two Sussex MPs, who head up a cross-party group on Southern Rail, have written to the Transport Secretary to ask for more funding in the south east.

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L-R: Colin Murdoch, Tony Freebody and Colin Belsey at Willingdon Road

Eastbourne councillors furious over plans for new cycle lane

Plans to implement bus and bicycle corridors through Ratton are being opposed by the area’s councillors.

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A Southern Rail train

Second Southern rail strike of week underway

A second rail strike affecting Southern train services this week began this morning (Thursday October 5).

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Ambulance trust to remain in special measures

Sussex’s ambulance trust is set to remain in special measures after the latest inspection by health regulators.

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