Lib Dem candidates Will Elliott and Janet Baah have issued a final message to voters in Lewes Bridge ward in advance of Polling Day on Thursday June 2nd. They write:
"Our town is changing faster than ever before and we know how hard we have to fight to keep its character and protect vital services.
Locally, Lewes Liberal Democrats are the official opposition to the Tories. After months of campaigning we forced them to stop their bodged attempts to sell-off the '49 sites' and to apologise for wasting £600,000 of tax-payers money. We also secured their backing for our plan to ring-fence £50,000 to help businesses in the Phoenix Estate relocate locally. As the official opposition, a vote for us is a vote to challenge the local Tories and hold them to account.
"Unlike some of the other candidates, we both live in Lewes so we use the services that are under threat and know how important they are. We have campaigned to keep the Post Office in its current building but if that's not possible we want to it moved to the County-owned Library, to help keep the current opening hours.
We have reinstated late night buses from Brighton to Lewes.
Sadly, the Conservative run District Council and the previously Green Party led Town Council backed the Old Malling Farm development - the Lib Dems are campaigning to save part of this for a nature reserve.
You can choose who you want to be your next District and Town Councillors in the by-election on 2 June. Please cast your votes for us, Will Elliott (for District Council) and Janet Baah (for Town Council). As Liberal Democrats, we promise to work hard to represent you."