AN East Sussex MP has tonight claimed there are only 20 people in hospital with covid across the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

The Trust covers the DGH and also the Conquest at Hastings.

Huw Merriman is the MP for Bexhill and Battle as well as some of our villages such as Pevensey and Westham.

He is concerned about the new lockdown saying the rates are relatively low locally.

He said he had been talking to health bosses today and 20 hardly showed our hospitals risk being overrun.