Julia Hilton, secretary of the Hastings Green Party has been writing a regular column for Hastings In Focus since September.
Earlier in the year Julia was one of the candidates who stood for election to Hastings Borough Council under the Green Party banner, although the party failed to win any seats they made an impact on the town and to help in the campaign they brought Caroline Lucas, then one of the Green Party’s co-leaders, to town to help them campaign.
Whether the Green Party fields a candidate in Hastings at the next general election could be decisive with Amber Rudd’s majority standing at just 346 votes.
In the 2015 general election the Green Party attracted just short of 2,000 votes, in 2017 the party chose not to contest the Hastings seat and analyst believe most of the Green Party’s support would have transferred to Labour.
In 2018 the Hastings Green Party has ben making a lot of noise on key subjects – they campaigned hard against plans for a harbour and marina development, so we look forward to seeing the local party’s plans unfold in 2019.
Here we publish links to all of Julia’s columns published so far as well as the interview we conducted with Caroline Lucas back in April.