Trevor Webb: ‘I’m committed to the regeneration of the area’

Trevor Webb is your candidate for Central St Leonards and also the county division of Central St Leonards and Gensing A well-known figure in the town, Trevor has been county councillor for Central St Leonards and Gensing since 1997 and borough councillor for Central St Leonards since 2002. HIs working life has involved being active in the community and helping people with mental health problems and learning disabilities. He is currently co-leader of East Sussex Labour Read more…

John Cannan: ‘I want to make positive changes for my community’

John Cannan is your candidate for West St Leonards John lives in West St Leonards, the ward he hopes to represent on the borough council. He has had a long career in admin roles and now serves as a support worker for the local homeless project Seaview.  For John, becoming a councillor offers “the realistic prospect of making meaningful positive changes for the community. I have worked in many different areas and together with my Read more…

Alan Roberts: ‘I promise to continue to work hard for residents’

Alan Roberts is your candidate for Wishing Tree Alan has lived in Hastings & St. Leonards since he was a child and now runs a successful photographic business. A long-standing councillor and former Mayor, he chairs the council’s planning committee. He is also an active trade unionist, in both the GMB and NUJ. Alan says: “I am proud to be selected to stand for Wishing Tree and if re-elected, promise to continue to work hard Read more…

Phil Scott: ‘A lot can be achieved by working with residents’

Phil Scott is your candidate for the county division of Hollington & Wishing Tree Phil has proved his commitment to Hollington and Wishing Tree as a county councillor for nearly 20 years and as a borough councillor for even longer. “I have a good understanding of the area’s needs,” he says of one of the most deprived parts of East Sussex. Phil says a lot can be achieved by working with residents. And that work Read more…

Antonia Berelson: ‘It’s important key workers are involved in post-Covid recovery’

Antonia Berelson is your candidate for St Helens Antonia has been passionate about defending public services during a “great three years” as borough councillor for St Helens ward, while working as a nurse in the chemotherapy unit of Conquest Hospital. Her job gives her insights into the healthcare needs of residents, and looking forward she says: “I think it is important for the council to have key workers involved in the Covid recovery plan.”  

Anime Abdallah: ‘More resources are needed in Ore’

Anime Abdallah is your candidate for Ore Anime is a community support worker in Ore and says: “I wish to see more resources put into one of the town’s most deprived areas.” Since making her home in Hastings 18 years ago, Anime, pictured top right campaigning in 2017, has become involved in projects across a range of issues including youth services and mental health. Her interests extend to housing, leisure and the environment, but above Read more…

Ash Madden: ‘I understand the challenges facing small businesses’

Ash Madden is your candidate for the county division of Rye & Eastern Rother Ash volunteers at Rye Food Bank where he is store manager. Before that he was 35 years in the Information Technology and Communications industry in companies ranging in size from startups to IBM. He says: “I understand the challenges facing entrepreneurs and small businesses, as well as people struggling to get by. The people of Rye and Eastern Rother deserve a councillor who Read more…

Heather Bishop: ‘I will do all I can to support those in need’

Heather Bishop is your candidate for Gensing Heather, who was born and raised in Hastings, is enthusiastic about community engagement. As councillor for Ore she helped lead a new charity to save Ore Library. In Gensing, her focus will be on creating a safer, better-lit, more welcoming environment – and also in attracting more affordable homes. She says: “I love the ward’s handsome buildings and tree-lined streets, but it suffers from poverty and poor housing. I Read more…

Maya Evans: ‘I joined the council to make a difference’

Maya Evans is your candidate for Hollington Since being elected in 2018, Maya has been highly visible in Hollington, improving access to homes and starting garden projects. A fitness enthusiast, she combines her passion for the town’s parks with cabinet responsibility for the natural environment and leisure. Growing up in single-parent household, Maya knows all about day-to-day struggles. She says: “I joined the council to make a difference and do what I can to help ordinary people. Hollington Read more…

Judy Rogers: ‘Many residents are struggling, their voices must be heard’

Judy Rogers is your candidate for the county division of Ashdown & Conquest Judy has been a borough councillor since 2012, looking after the residents of Castle ward and is a former Mayor and Deputy Mayor. She is also now a cabinet member responsible for equality, organisational well-being and performance. She says: “Hastings needs more Labour voices at county. Many residents are struggling and their voices must be heard, especially following the effects of Covid-19. I will be that voice Read more…