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Burgess Hill Liberal Democrats

The Liberal Democrats in Burgess Hill and the surrounding villages exist to work and campaign for everyone in our local community.

This page will be kept up-to-date with our current campaigns, local stories and other items relating to Burgess Hill and our surrounding villages. If you have anything you would like us to share then please get in touch.

If you would like to join us or have any questions then please contact us at burgesshill@midsussexlibdems.org.uk

  • Debate sign (photo courtesy of creative commons licence https://www.picpedia.org/highway-signs/d/debate.html)
    Article: Dec 4, 2019

    Voters across Mid Sussex will get their chance to hear from Parliamentary Candidates across parties before making up their minds about who gets their vote at the General Election on Thursday 12th December.

    The first evening of debate takes place this Friday 6th December, 7pm at:

    St Andrew's Church, 2 Cants Lane, Burgess Hill, RH15 0LG

  • Jo Swinson we are ready for an election
    Article: Oct 29, 2019
    By Samantha Payne

    Calling all Mid Sussex Liberal Democrats.

    If you're supporting the Liberal Democrats in the upcoming general election and would like to help make the campaign the biggest and most successful of our time, then please sign up to help us get Robert Eggleston elected to represent Mid Sussex in parliament and be one of the great number of seats the Liberal Democrats intend to win.

  • Article: Oct 14, 2019

    Mid Sussex District Council has launched a consultation on Site Allocations for additonal housing. This has a significant impact on Burgess Hill, and the Lib Dem Led Burgess Hill Town Council conducted a public meeting on Monday 13th October to enable residents to see the documents, ask questions, and find out how to respond to the consultation.

  • Robert Eggleston, Mid Sussex PPC
    Article: Apr 25, 2019

    We're delighted to introduce to you your Liberal Democrat Burgess Hill Town Council Candidates for the elections on 2nd of May:

    Robert Eggleston for St Johns Ward

    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.

    For Meeds Town:
    Joseph Foster

    Joseph has lived in Burgess Hill since 2015 and works in the centre of town, as a digital product manager. He's passionate about providing practical solutions to local problems, calling for a common sense approach to solving local traffic issues (e.g. the McDonalds roundabout).

    He is focused on how the council can connect better with residents making democracy more transparent and accessible. Joseph is also Chair of Burgess Hill Liberal Democrats
    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.
    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.
    Max Nielson

    Max has lived in Burgess Hill for 22 years. Max was a co- opted governor at a local primary school for four years. A retired teacher, Max taught at a high achieving maintained school in Crawley for 27 years.

    Max will work hard to get a community arts centre in Burgess Hill, to replace the Martlets Hall that the Tories gave away.He will also campaign to save the town's library from being downgraded. Town centre regeneration is important but not at the expense of public assets.
    For Franklands:
    Graham Allen

    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 feel 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.
    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.
    Sarah Lawrence for Hammonds Ridge

    Sarah lives in Burgess Hill. She has a long and successful career in Human Resources and is currently Head of HR for a top London public relations firm.She is highly experienced in mediation, dispute resolution, negotiating and providing both common sense and strategic advice to resolve complex issues.Her previous charity work includes working as a call volunteer for the Samaritans.

    Sarah cares deeply about fairness, equality and putting local people at the heart of every decision. As a commuter, addressing issues to improve the towns' transport links and services are also a key interest.
    Lee Gibbs for Victoria

    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.

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