Is the UK electoral system fair?

Tweet The debate on the way we decide local and national elections in East Sussex is now more heated than ever. “It frustrates me when we are told we have this fantastic democratic system when, quite frankly, we don’t,” said James from Hastings. In 2017, a petition calling for a change to the voting system hit 100,000 signatures, meaning it had to be discussed in Parliament. Under the current voting system it doesn’t look likely that Labour and the Conservatives will loosen their grip on Hastings. In the latest general…

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NHS Conquest Hospital staff in Hastings grow increasingly concerned about the upcoming election

Tweet Staff at the Conquest Hospital in Hastings are growing increasingly concerned about the upcoming election. The hospital has previously been dubbed one of England’s ‘most financially troubled hospitals’ by NHS Improvement. Earlier this year, the Conservatives released official figures revealing that funding for the NHS will face a reduction of 0.6 percent in the financial year 2018-19. “The Conservative manifesto hasn’t given me much hope that things will improve for us,” Victoria Bird, Sister at the Conquest Hospital, said. The Tory manifesto now states that they would increase overall…

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