Members of Hastings Young Labour group helped launch the campaign of a candidate in the upcoming borough council elections.
James Bacon, 26, is standing in the Maze Hill ward at May’s Hastings Borough Council elections, and was formally endorsed by the Labour group on Sunday, which he helped establish back in 2007.
The group spent the meeting discussing local issues and were joined by Solomon Curtis, last year’s Labour general election candidate for Wealden.
Mr Bacon, who was born in the town, said: “It was a wonderful opportunity to discuss the issues which are important to people of all ages and how they feel we can improve the local community.
“It was great to hear how the Hastings Young Labour membership has increased considerably over the years, especially in recent times with 100 new members in the past two years.
“I am really excited to stand once again for the community I love and live in.
“The community and listening to all views should always be at the heart of what we do and this is certainly what will be guiding me over the coming months.”
Joe Morgan, who attended the meeting, added: “As a supporter of the Labour movement, I wanted to attend the event to see what others thought about Hastings and topical political issues.
“I was really impressed with the dedication of other young people in expressing their views on how we can improve society.
“I wish James all the very best in his #VoteBacon election campaign.”
The current chair of Young Labour, James Prentice, said he was pleased with the turn out on such a wet and windy day at the White Rock Hotel.
He added: “Thank you to all those who came along on Sunday. We look forward to an exciting year ahead, particularly with discussing the issues that local residents bring up with us.”
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