The Labour Party is celebrating a triumph at borough council elections, winning six seats.
It was a poor night at the Horntye Park count for the Conservatives who lost five seats including local group leader Matthew Lock and deputy leader Matthew Beaver.
Lib Dems lost their only seat and now have no presence on Hastings Borough Council.
The council’s composition is now Labour 23, Conservatives 9.
See next Friday’s Observer for full reaction and photos.