With just over two weeks until the county council elections, the Chief Secretary to The Treasury, Danny Alexander, hit the campaign trail in the south east today. He came to Eastbourne, where the Lib Dems have achieved major success.
But the latest opinion polls suggest heavy losses for the party on May the 2nd. David Johns' report contains some flash photography.
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Union members will hold rallies across the UK as part of the strike action over a rejected 1.1% pay offer.
Wednesday morning's weather for the east of the region
Wednesday morning's weather for the west of the region