Lewes Town Councillors

Your representatives - (this page is under construction - all recently-elected Councillors will appear here shortly)

The Council comprises eighteen elected members representing each of four electoral wards (Bridge (5), Castle (4), Central (1),and Priory(8), and it employs fourteen staff (8 full-time). This changed in 2019, due to a review by the Local Government Boundary Commission, when the fourth Ward (Central) was introduced although there are still 18 seats in total. Council meets approximately every five weeks and often creates working-parties for large projects or short tasks. These can co-opt additional members from the community.

Janet Baah

Bridge WardLib Dem
07709 968337
Janetbaah68@gmail.com
My family moved to beautiful Lewes in 2001 from Ghana. Although we were well received and welcomed, and soon became part of the community, little did I know or think at that time I would one day be elected to serve on the Town Council. I want to be a Councillor for a new era, creating a fresh environment for all the people of Lewes. I seek to be a representative for everyone, promoting partnership working, equality, and respect.



Matt Bird

Priory WardGreen


Awaiting bio from Matt Bird


Richard Burrows

Bridge WardLib Dem
01273 480423
Allburrows@sky.com
Awaiting bio from Richard Burrows


Catlin

Priory WardIndependent
01273 476869
councillor.catlin@hotmail.co.uk
Many Lewesians remember  Stephen's eponymous confectionery and tobacco store on Lewes High Street with great affection. Its role on the High Street started in 1922, as The Central Tobacco Stores, and continued through F.E. Hall's days  until it moved to the Needlemakers, closing in 2011. While running the store, Catlin's sometimes tart views on the Town appeared in the on-line "Viva Lewes", appropriately in a column headed  "The Curmudgeon". Independent and forthright, he stood as an independent candidate for Lewes Town Council in Priory ward in May 2011, was elected and re-elected in 2015, when he stood also for the District Council and was elected to that too. His wide-ranging interests include gardening (evidenced by the site in Western Road, opposite Richards' the butchers and the three beds by the Premier Inn) music and the arts.  He serves on six town council panels and committees.



Guy Earl

Bridge WardLib Dem


Awaiting bio from Guy Earl


Rob Handy

Priory WardGreen


Awaiting bio from Rob Handy


Oli Henman

Castle WardLib Dem


Awaiting bio from Oli Henman


James Herbert

Castle WardGreen


Awaiting bio from James Herbert


John Lamb (Mayor)

Bridge WardLib Dem
01273 473886
John.lamb@abilitymagazine.org.uk
Living in Malling I want to preserve the area’s green spaces, ensure more social housing is made available to residents and limit the impact of traffic on the town. I am an active member of local community groups. As a Liberal Democrat I am a strong supporter of remaining in the EU and of my party’s ideas for a fairer more equitable society. I am a member of Lewes Rowing Club and sing regularly at the Saturday Folk Club in the Elephant and Castle.



Imogen Makepeace

Priory WardGreen
07831 106777
Imogen.makepeace@greenparty.org.uk
There are so many things we could improve in Lewes, like truly affordable housing, parking, employment conditions, childcare provision and access to a GP. Big changes are coming to the town; in North Street, Harvey's Depot, the Magistrate's Court. There is a sense of frustration with old-style politics and a vision of something better. I see that it is possible to make a difference and I have the energy and commitment to create change.



Dr Wendy Maples

Priory WardGreen


Awaiting bio from Dr Wendy Maples


Dr Graham Mayhew

Priory WardIndependent
01273 472594
Graham.mayhew@btopenworld.com
Awaiting bio from Dr Graham Mayhew


Merlin Milner

Bridge WardLib Dem
07981 528960
Merlin.milner@btinternet.com
Awaiting bio from Merlin Milner


Ruth O’Keeffe

Priory WardIndependent
07941 151989
Roklewes@gmail.com
Awaiting bio from Ruth O’Keeffe


Shirley-Anne Sains

Castle WardLib Dem


Awaiting bio from Shirley-Anne Sains


Jonathan Vernon

Central WardGreen


Awaiting bio from Jonathan Vernon


Richard Waring

Priory WardGreen


Awaiting bio from Richard Waring


Kate Wood

Castle WardLib Dem


Awaiting bio from Kate Wood


Find Us

Lewes Town Council
Town Hall
Lewes
East Sussex BN7 2QS
Tel: 01273 471469

Hours
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4pm

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