'Look at this place. It’s eroding beyond repair. It’s falling apart at the seams.' Tom Crowe, a rising star of the Labour party, is thrown into a political scandal after an incident in a hotel room. Seeking to rebuild his image, he returns to his seaside hometown of Eastbourne to make amends. But what he finds there is even more disturbing - a fractured community on the verge of imploding, besieged by vandalism and rioting. Ultimately, he must decide what’s more important - his career or the future of the community he left behind.