The surprise general election called by the Conservative Prime Minister means to say that we have two election days coming up – one on 4 May to elect a new county council and one on 8 June to elect a new MP. Next week on Thursday, 4 May we have elections for the East Sussex County Council. There will be 50 councillors on the new council and they will serve for a 4 year term until 2021. I remain as your district councillor until 2019 when the Lewes District Council comes up for re-election. The new county ward which include the villages on the western side of the lower Ouse in situated is now called Ouse Valley West & Downs. It includes the villages of:
Falmer, St Ann Without, Kingston, Swanborough, Iford, Northease, Rodmell, Southease, Piddinghoe,Ditchling, Westmeston, & Street
Our candidate for this area is Sarah Osborne who already has experience as a councillor as she has been on the Lewes District Council for 10 years.
Sarah’s contact details are:
The LibDem are fielding candidates for all 8 county wards/divisions in the Lewes Constituency area. Click below for some links to info about them:
- Philip Daniel – Lewes Bridge and Ringmer
- Carolyn Lambert – Seaford South
- Ian Cairns – Seaford North
- Darren Grover – Newhaven and Bishopstone
- Sarah Osborne – Ouse Valley West and Downs
- Oli Henman – Lewes
- Peter Gardiner – Chailey
- Steve Murphy – Polegate and Willingdon Watermill
Currently the make up of the Council is:
10 Liberal Democrats
Whether we’re talking about the general election or the county council election the fight is between the Lib Dems and the Conservatives in the Lewes area:
Liberal Democrat 18,123
On June 8 the whole country will vote to choose their new member of Parliament. Kelly-Marie Blundell is the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the Liberal Democrats in the Lewes constituency. Kelly-Marie lives in the constituency at Seaford. The daughter of a farmer and a teacher, Kelly-Marie Blundell read Law at the University of Kent before going on to work as a Citizen’s Advice Bureau advisor. She now runs her own consultancy firm, advising charities on communications and fundraising. Click here for more information
Kelly-Marie’s contact details are:
Lewes constituency Liberal Democrat Perspective Parliamentary Candidate, Kelly-Marie Blundell is interviewed about the upcoming general election.
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Dear Friends & Colleagues,
Please join me at this year’s annual Lewes Liberal Democrats’ Constituency dinner on November 17th. You can book on-line at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lewes-liberal-democrat-annual-dinner-tickets-28659723003 Alternatively you can pay by bank transfer. Please let me know and I will send you the details.
This dinner will be an opportunity to meet our new prospective parliamentary candidate for the Lewes Constituency, Kelly-Marie Blundell at the dinner.
Our guest speaker is Baroness Kate Parminter, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for the Environment and Rural Affairs in the House of Lords. In the 1990s Kate headed the Public Affairs for the RSPCA and she chaired the Campaign for the Protection of Hunted Animals. In 1998 she became Chief Executive of CPRE, the Campaign to Protect Rural England, the leading conservation campaigning charity, which Kate led for nearly six years. She was a Liberal Democrat Councillor on Horsham District Council in West Sussex for eight years (1987-1995). Kate was created a life peer in July 2010 and during the Coalition Government she was a Co-chair of the Defra/DECC parliamentary party committee during this time.
During her time in the Lords Kate has campaigned on a diverse range of issues including the environment, equality, animal welfare and education. Kate successfully spearheaded campaigned to introduce a 5p charge on plastic bag usage to reduce the over reliance on a product that is incredibly damaging to the environment (recent figures show that 8.3 billion plastic bags are used annually in the UK alone). In 2015 she was appointed to the House of Lords Select Committee on National Policy for the Built Environment.
Since 2015 she has been the Liberal Democrat Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Spokesperson in the team led by Tim Farron. Outside of politics Kate is a trustee of the think tank, IPPR and is also a Patron of the Meath Epilepsy Trust. Baroness Parminter grew up in West Sussex and was educated at state schools in Horsham. She studied Theology at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford between 1983 and 1986. She lives in Godalming, Surrey with her husband and two children.
Victor S Ient, MSc MIoD MBCS – Lewes District Councillor – [Kingston Ward: Falmer – St Ann Without – Kingston – Swanborough – Iford – Northease – Rodmell – Southease – Piddinghoe]