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Kathryn2County & District Councillor Kathryn Field. County Council Candidate for Battle & Crowhurst Division
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 currently represents the Battle & Crowhurst Division at East Sussex County Council and is Deputy Leader of the LibDem Group. She 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.
01424 772123 Kfield1066@gmail.com
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Jon James

Jonathan James. County Council Candidate for Bexhill North Division

Born in Wales and brought up in Essex Jon grew up with a love of all sports but particularly rugby, hockey and cricket. At Bangor University he studied history and became a mountaineering instructor. He taught for 35 years in East Sussex and Gateshead but alongside raising a family he has always been involved in environment groups, sports teams, social action and his local church.

On retiring Jon joined the Liberal Democrats as a party with strong values and has been involved in Prison Visiting and Homeless charities although a life-threatening double cancer diagnosis restricted his involvement. Having survived thanks to the NHS he would like to give back to the community by being involved in ensuring that we fight to maintain a just, open and caring society by involvement in the political sphere.

wendyWendy Dash. County Council Candidate for Bexhill West Division and Parish (Town) Council Candidate for St Mark's Ward

I have lived in Normans Bay, which is located in St Mark's ward, for 44 years. I have always been involved in our small community, sometimes being on the Residents' Association Committee, and for the last 6 years I have written and edited the Normans Bay Resident's newsletter.As I live on the beach with the Pevensey Levels behind the village, I realise how important it is that we preserve the beach and safeguard the integrity of the Pevensey Levels.
I was born and grew up in Herne Bay on the Kent coast. My parents were very involved with the local community, especially with the local annual summer carnival, and trying to preserve Herne Bay's pier and other sea front amenities.
My working life was centred in Eastbourne, latterly at Sussex Downs as a pastoral tutor for around 100 students a year. I have always enjoyed shopping at Little Common with its wonderful array of local food providers. Since retiring, I have taken up 2 volunteering roles, one at Charleston farmhouse, the other with the local Library service, choosing and delivering books to the elderly housebound.
I am married with 3 grown up children and 1 grandson. I supported and delivered leaflets for the D4B, and feel it is very important for Bexhill to have its own town council, which is why I am standing for election
07850 087621 wendyadash@hotmail.com
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Stephen Hardy SalehurstStephen Hardy. County Council Candidate for Northern Rother Division.

Stephen Hardy has lived in Robertsbridge for 24 years and is married to Cllr Sue Prochak MBE who is deputy leader of Rother District Council. He stood for election to Westminster in 1999 and has been a Rother District Councillor for Bodiam and Ewhurst.
Working in the community
Stephen has been awarded an MBE for community service and was a Salehurst and Robertsbridge Parish Councillor, leading the team from 2015 to 2018 which produced the second Neighbourhood Plan in Rother. He has mentored several of the emerging Neighbourhood Plans in Rother. In Robertsbridge, he has for the last seven years organised both the annual Christmas Capers event and the Christmas tree and lights display.
Since 2014 he has been the Clerk to the Rural Rother Trust, a small charity which gives grants to needy individuals and worthy organisations in rural Rother.
Environmental campaigning
He has been a Trustee of the Sussex Campaign to Protect Rural England since 2013 and also is a Trustee of the Rother Environmental Group.
Background
A qualified solicitor, he used to work as Legal Director for a FTSE 100 company and remains a trustee of his company's Pension Scheme.

07831 494028 stephenhardy1948@gmail.com


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Mark Fairweather. County Council Candidate for Pevensey &Stone Cross Division
Fairweathers have lived in Sussex for at least 70 years 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. He worked as a science teacher across Sussex, also 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 and he has an active interest in a broad range of environmental matters.
He joined the Young Liberals in 1975 and was politically active in Brighton from 1981 until he moved overseas in 1996. During 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.
Clearly Mark is qualified to make an active County Councillor working for all of the electors of Pevensey, Westham and Stone Cross.
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 into the community..
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Cllr Richard Thomas. Parish (Town) Council Candidate for St Stephen's Ward
Cllr Richard Thomas
Richard Thomas is the Liberal Democrat Councillor for St Stephens' Ward in Bexhill-on-Sea. Until the arrival of Covid, he had regular two-weekly surgeries to meet the residents of the ward, and, later, acted as the ward organiser for the Bexhill Emergency Action Team.

He is a keen advocate of providing the right homes for the right people in theright place. This has led him to Propose the motion to reject the Spindlewood housing development on environmental grounds, and to Chair the Alliance Homes (Rother), the property company formed by the Council to provide affordable, environmentally sound homes on council land to help reduce the housing waiting lists and assist people keen to buy or rent a home.
As a member of the drafting committee, He played a valuable role in bringing the Town Council about.
As Rother Walking and Cycling Champion, he has stood up for walkers and cyclists, and wants to see an increase in both

Richard has proved his commitment to helping the people of Bexhill and Rother, and, on that basis is standing for St Stephen's Ward in the forthcomingTown Council elections.



Vivienne Bond. Parish (Town) Council Candidate for Old Town Ward:

V. Bondivienne came to live in Bexhill on sea 13 years ago from Hastings, where she had lived all her life.

She was a town councillor in Hastings from 1998 to 2002 then again from 2004 to 2008 and
was deputy Mayor from 2007 to 2008.
After many years as a fully qualified dancing teacher, Ishe worked in schools as a nursery
assistant finishing as an T. A . at the Torfield Special Needs School.
She takes a tap class in St Peters Community Centre every week, closed at present. She is
a member of the Old Town Preservation Association and helps to organise the May Day
and Christmas Events (Sadly on hold at the moment.)
At present she lives right in the heart of the Old Town.
Since retiring she has been a volunteer reader in the local St Peter and St Paul Primary
School, as well as helping as a volunteer at a weekly dementia group.( All of which are on

Vivienne is a mum of 4 and a grandmother to 5, but sees only one family here at the moment
due to restrictions.She is also also a member of the Lions Club of Hastings

As she has been involved in a local Council Vivienne would like to be part of setting up a new one
here in Bexhill on Sea to ensure there is a more local voice as to how things are done in our town.