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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

  • Robert Eggleston, Mid Sussex PPC
    Article: Apr 24, 2019

    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

    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.

  • Thameslink Train at Burgess Hill Station with Robert Eggleston, PPC for Mid Sussex
    Article: Aug 16, 2018
    In Mid Sussex Times

    Mid Sussex Liberal Democrats are calling upon the government to halt the decision to increase regulated fares in January 2019 by an average of 3.2% and freeze them at their current level.

    Robert Eggleston, Lib Dem PPC for Mid Sussex, said:

    "A 3.2% increase in rail fares on top of last year's inflation busting rise of 3.6% on average will be a further bitter blow for passengers in Mid Sussex. They have had to put up with the botched introduction of the new rail timetable, routine cancellations, persistent delays and often overcrowded trains for too long. The government should be giving them a refund not expecting them to pay more.

  • Robert Eggleston and Colin Wilsdon campaigning for a People's Vote
    Article: Apr 20, 2018

    Our prospective parliamentary candidate Robert Eggleston was joined by local campaigner Colin Wilsdon at the People's Vote stall in Burgess Hill. The People's Vote is a cross-party campaign that was launched to give everyone a say in the final Brexit deal. The event was a success with several hundred people signing the petition for a People's Vote.

  • London Meed School
    Article: Feb 8, 2018

    "Every teacher, other member of staff, School Governor, parent and pupil knows that there is a crisis in the funding of their local school in West Sussex", says Robert Eggleston, Chair of Burgess Hill Liberal Democrats. "In recent meetings I have had with the head teachers of Burgess Hill schools it is clear how the pressure on school budgets is affecting the delivery of services and morale.

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