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.

He started work at the age of 16 in an office environment and learnt the skills of becoming a design draughtsman.

Life was a little slow for Colin, so he joined the Royal Navy, where he learnt Radar and went on to become the Navigators assistant.

When leaving the Navy, he started an apprenticeship in the installation of sprinkler systems. He then joined a large fire protection company.

Soon, he decided to go it alone and start his own fire protection business in installing all aspects of fire prevention, eventually getting some major contracts like the Bank of England.

After many years he decided to move on, and with his lovely wife, Elaine, made a decision to leave London and move to Eastbourne, to start their own little Guest House.


This eventually led them a few years later to upgrade to a large sea front hotel.


Today, they happily live in Eastbourne and Colin works in sheltered housing as a manager, which he enjoys very much.

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Cllr. Barry Taylor


TEL: 07702 405046 I am very pleased to be able to stand again as a Borough Councillor for Meads. My wife Christine and myself, along with our family still run a business in the area. We are very proud of our now nine grandchildren all of whom are an absolute delight, all attending local schools.

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.