As Seaford Town hits the polling stations this Thursday, find out more about your Lib Dem candidates for the Town Council.
From left to right; Eleas, Cheryl, Sarah, Nick and Maggie
Dr Maggie Wearmouth wants to join the Town Council in order to fight for better health services for Seaford. She recently 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, and is a resident in the ward.
Local Lib Dems have selected Cheryl White to stand as the Liberal Democrat Candidate for Seaford North. Cheryl lives in the ward and has previously worked for Seaford Town Council (she was its first employee in 1998)
Cheryl has organised the stalls and community involvement in Seaford Fun Days, wrote the winning grant application for the CCTV cameras, and enjoyed helping the public that visited with enquiries.
She has lived and worked in Seaford for just over 20 years and has raised four children here.
Cheryl said: “I believe in community and community spirit - that means fighting for everything from the state of the pavements to the state of the trains, road safety, pavement safety, access to public transport and also to municipal services and dignified health services”.
A key campaign Cheryl is currently working on is with Cllr Carolyn Lambert to tackle concerns over heavy lorries using roads like Quarry Lane.
Sarah McStravick is the Liberal Democrat candidate for Seaford West.
Sarah was a lead campaigner for restoration of Seaford’s train service, marching to the Department of Transport in London and presenting the petition to the Government. This includes the service from Bishopstone, crucial for our part of Seaford.
Seaford has been her home for many years and she has been involved with important issues which impact the town.
This includes saving the Buckle car park from the Conservative District Council’s botched development plans.
Sarah said “I have always believed that decisions should be taken at as local a level as possible.
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, not to mention people leaving conventional parties to join us, the Liberal Democrats in Seaford are leading the charge for local voices to be heard at every level.”