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WHAT THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS WILL DO FOR ROTHER - elect Lib Dem councillors on 2 May

April 23, 2019 8:46 PM


The Conservatives aren't listening. They are not listening in Parliament: they're certainly not listening in Rother.

Click on the links to read what your candidate is going to do for you. Vote Liberal Democrats on the 2nd May 2019.

Fairlight, Guestling, Icklesham, Pett. Andrew Mier - A Voice FOR the Villages

Sothern Rother

Andrew has lived in Fairlight for almost twenty years with Carol. He has served on the Parish Council for eleven years, nearly five as Chair. Before that, Andrew was Chair of the Fairlight Residents' Association for four years. Andrew was instrumental in setting up a formal Fairlight Parish Council Planning Committee and has served on it since its inception. He chaired the Design Standards Working Group as part of Fairlight's Neighbourhood Plan (sadly abandoned due to being overtaken by events at Wakehams Farm). A qualified lawyer, Andrew worked for the Government Legal Service before retirement. He is a member of the Fairlight Players, plays tennis and tries his hand at rather bad amateur art.

Howard has lived in Winchelsea for thirteen years with his partner David. He is a retired teacher who taught history and politics at Cranbrook School for thirteen years. Before that he worked as a vicar in south London and he is still busily active in the life of Winchelsea parish church. Howard is deeply involved in the life of Winchelsea. He is a passionate gardener; chair of the local Garden Society; organiser of the NGS garden openings for Winchelsea; president of the Literary Society and a regular bridge player. He is a keen environmentalist who keeps bees, enthusiastically supports the work of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Butterfly Conservation and the RSPB, and is a Friend of Great Dixter. He firmly believes that quality of life issues arising from openness to nature should be given a high profile in local politics.

Brede, Broad Oak and Udimore - Introducing Derek Greenup

Brede, Broad Oak and Udimore Derek Greenup liberal democrats
Derek Greenup is a long-time resident of Rother who, now retired, spent 40 years in secondary education - 16 as a headteacher. He is a proud and committed husband, father and grandfather. He wants to be part of building harmonious communities which prioritise public (particularly mental) health, the environment, and inter-generational leisure time and activities. He is appalled at the lack of investment in local services by the Conservative Party and has been motivated to stand for election because at a local, and a national level, the Conservatives seem to have stopped listening to residents and voters.

Playden, Rye Foreign, Rye Harbour & Winchelsea Beach - Introducing Sue Schlesinger

Playden, Rye Foreign, Rye Harbour & Winchelsea Beach - Liberal democrats Sue Schlesinger
Sue is a driving force behind much of the Rye area's cultural life. After some years as an actor on the stage and television, Sue studied ceramics whilst her children were growing up. With her husband, she decided to move down to Sussex to an Oast House, outside Rye, that they'd inherited. Since then Sue has been a governor at Rye College and the first chairman of Governors at the Studio School in Rye, now sadly closed. Sue enjoys being a volunteer coordinator at the Hastings International Piano Competition and is the Box Office for Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival. The Arts are an easy target for Tory austerity, yet are a vital part of our communities and play an important role in our tourist industry, on which much employment in our area depends.


1) Rother is dominated by Bexhill and the Tories. Half of the councillors, but more than half of the money and time go into Bexhill. Brede & Udimore need a Voice.

2) Rother's extreme application of Tory austerity policies have made its finances even worse. Austerity is now damaging the country and stifling Rother.

3) Listen to the people of Rother District - across the country & the district the Tories are no longer listening to us nor speaking for us.

Lib Dem by-election wins 2016-17