Cllr Colin Belsey

Ratton Borough & County Councillor
203 Kings Drive, Eastbourne, BN21 2U
Tel: 01323 727440
Mob.07846 235237  



Colin was born in Streatham, moved to Carshalton in Surrey and that is where his passion for politics started, he was very heavily involved with the Young Conservatives.

Colin has lived in Eastbourne since 1969 and been involved in the local Conservative Association since then having held various roles from Chairman of the Young Conservatives to Dep. Chairman of the Association. Today, he is the Association's Chairman.

Colin is a former Mayor of Eastbourne and Chairman of East Sussex County Council, Colin was first elected to Eastbourne Borough Council in 1977 and East Sussex County Council in 2009, and has represented Ratton Ward since 2004 having represented Hampden Park for six years in the 70’s and 80’s and the old Ocklynge Ward in the 90’s. Colin worked in Fleet Street and in the Isle of Dogs for a national newspaper for 35 years.

He lives in Ratton with his wife, Terri, between them they have 5 children and 11 grandchildren. His top tip for balancing his home-life and being a councillor is 'to know your local flower shop, and know when to say sorry'!

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Cllr. Colin Murdoch


Tel: 07887 668197 Colin was born in Lambeth London opposite the House of Parliament, but grew up in Dulwich, and then Croydon.

Cllr Robert Smart


Tel: 07803 203870
As a relatively new resident of Meads I greatly appreciate its attractions and amenities. I am committed to preserving the best of Meads and Eastbourne, and ensuring sensitive development and value-for-money expenditure by the Council on behalf of residents.

Cllr Tony Freebody


Tel: 07469 259101Tony first moved to Eastbourne almost twenty years ago, he and his wife have brought up their family here.  Tony works locally in the NHS and feels that protection of services for the largest town in East Sussex is vital for the wellbeing of all residents and the future prosperity of the town.

Cllr Penny di Cara


Tel: 07720 372794I have lived here in Eastbourne for 31 years, the last 13 in Sovereign Harbour.  I have three grown up children, all of whom were educated in Eastbourne, and four grandchildren.  I am married to Paul, a Chartered Accountant.

Cllr Paul Metcalfe MBE


Tel: 07841 915274 Having been born in Eastbourne - and living in Sovereign Harbour - Paul has deep roots in the local area.

Tony Freebody

Tony Freebody: Ratton

East Sussex born, Tony lives in Eastbourne with his wife and two children, and has worked in the NHS for the past 24 years supporting adults with learning disabilities.