Cllr Penny di Cara


Tel: 07720 372794

I have lived here in Eastbourne for 35 years, the last 16 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.

We both worked for AXA PPP  in project management positions for several years, until our joint retirement in 2013. Previously I was a director in the family bookshop in the town centre.

Born in Leicestershire, I attended Lutterworth Grammar School.  In 1967 I studied Medical Laboratory Sciences at Leicester Polytechnic on day release for the Public Health Laboratory Service. 

I subsequently held technical positions at English Electric and GEC Marconi Radar before moving to Eastbourne.

I will work tirelessly to represent the residents of Sovereign Ward. I am particularly interested in ensuring that the original harbour plan is realised, with accessible open space and sympathetic development.

It is also highly important that we support an infrastructure in which small businesses can develop and flourish thus providing much needed employment for our bright young people. 

I have always thought Eastbourne to be a wonderful place to live, and would like to have the opportunity to help shape its future.

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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. 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 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.