Voters go to the polls on Thursday May 2 to elect 27 members to Eastbourne council.
Nine candidates are contesting the three seats in Ratton and here is what you need to know about them.
Liberal Democrat Rebecca Maddell moved to Eastbourne with her husband in 1997 and has extensive political experience having been an Eastbourne borough councillor in the neighbouring Upperton ward and serving as chair of the council's planning committee for four years. SUS-190430-101735001
Liberal Democrat Hugh Parker is a senior manager with a well known local motor dealer group and has more than 45 years experience in local politics including previously serving as an Eastbourne councillor for Hampden Park ward. He is widowed with two daughters and three grandchildren. SUS-190430-102259001
Liberal Democrat Blash Rassekh has a Bsc degree in architecture and agriculture and moved to Eastbourne 14 years ago because he was looking for somewhere with a 'high quality of life, culture and good access to nature'. SUS-190430-102846001