Eastbourne council elections 2019 Old Town

Voters go to the polls on Thursday May 2 to elect 27 members to Eastbourne council.

Tuesday, 30th April 2019, 10:27 am
Updated Tuesday, 30th April 2019, 10:28 am
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Eleven candidates are contesting the three seats in Old Town and here is what you need to know about them.

Nick Ansell is a Conservative candidate and a PE teacher who played cricket for Eastbourne in his younger years, Nick now run a touring and private hire business. SUS-190430-083145001
Peter Diplock was born and bred in Old Town, his parents were married in Greenfield Methodist Church and his grandparents live on Bradford Street and Albert Parade. SUS-190430-082705001
Jonathan Dow Jon has been one of the Lib Dem councillors for Old Town for the last four years. He was born and bred in Old Town and now runs a successful business in Eastbourne. SUS-190430-082449001
Robert Findon Conservative Robert was born and raised in Old Town and says he cares about the state of parks because he played in them as a child and want them looked after for children to play in today. SUS-190430-083953001
Rue Franklin Labour Rue is a long time Eastbourne resident, Labour supporter and socialist SUS-190430-084401001
The Green Party's Jo Henderson is standing in Old Town and has been a Green Party councillor on Norwich City Council for eight years. She only left that position due to her recent relocation to Eastbourne. SUS-190430-085219001
Mozmil Hussain Conservative Mozmil came to England in 1980 and he studied in London before his family moved to Eastbourne 20 years ago to open their business, a restaurant in the heart of Old Town. SUS-190430-085428001
Sally Kitchen is standing for the Social Democratic Party in Old Town SUS-190430-085758001
Labour's Jake Lambert is a well-known local campaigner on everything from school cuts to Save the DGH, Jake is a local teacher who has lived in Eastbourne for more than 20 years. He lives in Old Town with his wife Louise and their toddler son. SUS-190430-084910001
Amanda Morris has lived in Old Town and says she works hard taking up and tackling issues which local residents have concerns about including cars causing an obstruction to getting overgrown downland foliage cut back and campaigning to have parks well maintained.. SUS-190430-082046001
Labour's Sarah Richards has lived in Old Town for ten years with her husband Paul and their two boys. She is a language teacher in local language schools and volunteers at a drop-in centre to give English classes to women who are looking to settle in Eastbourne. SUS-190430-085956001