Liberal Democrats in Seaford are fielding a full slate of local candidates in Seaford Town Council by-elections, with five seats up for election on October 27th following a spate of resignations.
Local Lib Dems, who already hold five seats on the Town Council as well as District and County Council seats in Seaford, are preparing for success with local, well-known and passionate candidates in the by-elections this month.
In Seaford Central, Dr Maggie Wearmouth and Eleas Hussein want to stand up for residents on the Town Council, with special interests in health and transport problems.
Dr Maggie Wearmouth retired as a consultant paediatrician at Eastbourne DGH and has also worked as an out of hours GP for the Seaford area. She is very much aware of the health needs of local people and feels that her experience and knowledge could prove helpful. Maggie has lived in Seaford for more than 20 years.
Eleas Hussain is a local businessman, running a successful restaurant in the town centre. He is supporting the Liberal Democrat campaign to fight for a better train service and to tackle the Conservative neglect which allowed Southern Rail to get in such a mess in the first place. He has lived in Seaford since 1987.
In Seaford North, local community activist Cheryl White is the Liberal Democrat candidate, keen to make a difference to the ward and the town as a whole. Many residents know her from helping out with Seaford Fun Days as well as her work to secure CCTV cameras. Having lived in Seaford for over 20 years, Cheryl is keen to give back to her town by representing the people on the town council.
In Seaford West, Sarah McStravick, activist in the Seaford Remain campaign and well known for getting Seaford Rail services reinstated, is standing for the Lib Dems and keen to tackle the Seaford Neighbourhood plan and ongoing issues with flood defences. Having lived in the town for many years, Sarah is keen to give back to the people.
Nick Freeman is the Lib Dem candidate in Seaford South. Having lived in Seaford for 35 years and recently retired from a career in the broadcasting industry, Nick has a keen interest in local issues, particularly transport and the environment.
Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate Kelly-Marie Blundell welcomed the full slate of candidates; “We are very lucky in Seaford to have a town of active and passionate people willing to stand up for their communities.
“With huge increase in party members since the European Referendum, the Liberal Democrats in Seaford are leading the charge for local voices to be heard at every level.”