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Chris emigrated to Australia 45 years ago but returned to Bexhill in 2017 to look after aged parents who have now passed. He has come to appreciate Bexhill in the last 3 years and intends to stay here. Chris has a keen interest in helping local people and was instrumental in setting up shopping system for the vulnerable people in his road during the initial months of the pandemic. He is also involved in the settlement of a Syrian "White helmet" refugee family.
Chris is qualified in both psychology and IT, specialising in motivation, leadership and the integration of large complex computer systems. He spent the last 20 years of his working life as a global trouble shooter/project manager for a large American corporation and thus has a wealth of experience in dealing with different cultures and budgets of $100 million plus which, together with his aptitude for hard work, he can bring to bear working as a councillor on your behalf. See more....
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Wendy has lived in Normans Bay for 44 years has been a regular member of the Residents' Association and edits the Residents' Newsletter. Wendy is keen on the preservation of the beach and the Pevensey Levels. She was for many years a pastoral tutor at Sussex Downs College, and worked as an Occupational Therapist at Bexhill Geriatric Day Hospital. Wendy is a volunteer at Charleston Farmhouse and helps the Library service deliver books to the housebound. Wendy is a keen supporter of a Town Council for Bexhill. See more ...
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Laurel is a relative newcomer to politics. She has spent most of her career as a consultant and journalist, with a particular focus on the environment and sustainability. She has lived in Burwash for almost thirty years and has seen considerable changes over those decades particularly in planning and how development is managed. Rising population density and diversity in the local area create new challenges. These challenges need a fresh approach to how we support our citizens, for now and in the future. See more ...
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County & District Councillor Kathryn Field
County & District Councillor Kathryn Field Kathryn was first elected to East Sussex County Council at a by election 29 years ago in January 1992. Babies she baby-sat then are amongst her electorate now, with their own young children! Since 2007 she has also been a Rother District Councillor. Kathryn represents the Battle & Crowhurst Division at East Sussex County Council and is Deputy Leader of the LibDem Group. She currently shadows the Lead Member for Families, sits on the People Scrutiny Committee and the Educational Attainment Reference Group, and Chairs the ICT Reference Group and the Discretionary Transport Appeals Panel. Past posts have included Chair of Children's Services Scrutiny, Chair of Highways & Transportation, Lead Member for Highways, and Chair of Education. Her long service and immense experience mean that she has known many of the senior officers for many years, and commands respect from all parties. At Rother she represents the North Battle, Netherfield and Whatlington Ward and is a Cabinet member with responsibility for Environmental Management, and Chairs the Climate Change Steering Group. In September 2019 Kathryn launched Rother's Climate Emergency, pledging Rother to become carbon neutral by 2030. Kathryn is a highly effective campaigner. Her successes include reduction of the speed limit on Battle's North Trade Road from 40 to 30mph, helping to protect Battle Fire Station (twice!); restoring an ATM in Battle High Street; and initiating the parking petition that resulted in greatly improved on-street parking throughout Rother. She has also helped numerous individuals with a wide range of problems and has attended an estimated 2,500 Parish Council meetings. She has served longer than any Councillor for any of the Parishes she represents, and been a member or Chair of numerous local groups.
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Fairweathers have lived in Sussex for about 70 years , at least, and so it was always Mark's second home. Mark moved to Sussex in 1977 for University and stayed in the Brighton area for the next 19 years. Mark worked as a science teacher across Sussex, and commuting to London, before moving to teach abroad for 20 years but returning to Sussex almost every summer. Mark has been involved in community affairs for very nearly 50 years in a wide variety of roles. He has an active interest in a wide range of environmental matters. Mark joined the Young Liberals in 1975 and was politically active in Brighton from 1981 until he moved overseas in 1996. In this period he stood as candidate a number of times but he also helped the councillors and other candidates , including with some casework. At University Mark sat on the Accommodation Appeals Committee hearing hundreds of appeals over 4 years. From all of this you can see that Mark would make an active County Councillor working for all of the electors of Pevensey ( , Westham ) and Stone Cross division. The Fairweathers returned to UK full - time in 2017 and settled in the Pevensey area. They have a son who finished his primary education at Pevensey and Westham and who now attends a local secondary school so they have a very current interest in the local education system and Mark has resumed teaching in local colleges so he has even more insight. See more ....