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Burgess Hill District Council Candidates

April 24, 2019 6:04 PM
Originally published by Mid Sussex Liberal Democrats

We're delighted to introduce your Mid Sussex District Council Candidates for Burgess Hill, for the forthcoming local elections on 2nd May. If you'd like to ask any questions or get in touch please drop us an email at burgesshill@midsussexlibdems.org.uk

Robert Eggleston, Mid Sussex PPC

Standing for Meeds:

Robert Eggleston Robert has lived in Burgess Hill for most of his adult life. A qualified solicitor he is a company lawyer and Head of Credit for a major vehicle and equipment finance company. He is Chair of Burgess Hill Fairtrade and is an active promoter and supporter of arts development in the town. He is using his experience to provide advice on the proposed new community arts venue.

A former councillor, he has served at all levels from town to county council. Robert believes that the community must have a greater say in the town's redevelopment.


Standing for Meeds: Tofojjul Hussain

Tofojjul has lived in Burgess Hill for thirty five years as owner of the popular Shapla Restaurant and retired last year. He has supported local charities and is a Committee member of Mid Sussex Islamic Centre in Haywards Heath and former Chair of the Sussex Bangladeshi Caterers Association.

Tofojjul has three sons and a daughter. His grandson goes to London Mead School. Town centre parking and congestion is a particular concern and the need to support local businesses in the town.

Standing for Leylands: Simon Hicks

Simon is a long term resident of Leylands ward and has served the area as a Councillor on Burgess Hill Town Council. Trained as an accountant Simon works with disadvantaged people across the South East.

Simon is concerned at the prospect of traffic congestion in the area, particularly on Leylands Road and Maple Drive and will campaign for better parking facilities at Wivelsfield Station.

Standing for Franklands: Graham Allan

Graham has lived in Burgess Hill for 33 years, the last 21 as a resident in Franklands ward. He has served as a PTA treasurer and a school governor over that time and feels that education is extremely important for our next generations.

He is concerned about uncontrolled building of new houses in and around the town, without the right infrastructure to support it. Graham wants to see the town centre redeveloped for the benefit of the residents rather than the developers.

Standing for Franklands: Janice Henwood

Janice has lived in Burgess Hill for 39 years in the heart of Franklands ward. She has had many years'experience as a District Councillor and is the only opposition councillor on Burgess Hill Town Council.

Janice is a governor at Manor Field Primary School and is actively involved in the Burgess Hill Community Food Bank. An active environmentalist, Janice is a member of the Friends of Green Circle and was, for many years, a volunteer in the education programme at Wakehurst.

Standing for Victoria: Lee Gibbs

Lee lives in the heart of Victoria ward and commutes to Gatwick Airport where he has worked for the past 5 years in Aviation Security. He previously did work for the Salvation Army and Surrey Clubs for Young people, a charity raising funds in order to provide outlets and opportunities for the development of young people.

Lee is passionate about the need to press on with the regeneration of the town centre which has stalled under the Tories and in particular want to see the replacement for the Martlets Hall built as soon as possible

Standing for Dunstall: Stuart Condie

Stuart moved to Burgess Hill in 1985. He was a governor at Southway school and is now a governor at Burgess Hill Girls. Stuart is the longest serving member of Burgess Hill Runners where he was Head Coach for over ten years. He has also served as a regional counsellor for England Athletics. Stuart has worked in airports in senior roles and has an MBA in Finance.

Reversing the decline of the town centre is a priority for Stuart. As a keen athlete he is determined that the proposed centre for sport is not downgraded in the way that the library is going to be under the Tories.