These elections took place due to the sudden resignation of the two sitting Labour Councillors. The turn out of voters was very low, in Bush Fair just 20% and only 18% in Netteswell. Labour were desperate to keep these seats and help to leaflet and canvass across the two wards was provided by Labour supporters from across the country.
HAP contested these seats for the first time. In Nettesewell, Alan Leverett pushed UKIP and the Liberal Democrats into third and fourth place, whilst Nicholas Taylor polled more votes than the Liberal Democrats.
Party Leader Nicholas Taylor gave an upbeat assessment on the progress made since the Party Launch in January. HAP would like to thank the over 550 residents who have already cast a vote for the Party in 2018. HAP is on a steep learning curve and hope to use the experience gained in 2018 to make further progress in 2019.