County Cllr David Elkin

County Councillor for Sovereign Ward

Flat 14, Dene Place 
26 St Leonards Road
Eastbourne BN21 3UX

Phone:  07523 863072 Email:

Born and educated in Essex, Dave has always said that his education only started once he left school and joined the real world. He studied for 8 years as an engineer before moving on to work for Unigate.

After 17 years, Dave had worked his way up, and was responsible for 1,300 members of staff and managing a multi-million pound budget.

Alongside his wife, Sandra, Dave bought and managed a pub, before then deciding to become hoteliers in Eastbourne in 1991.

As Chairman of the Eastbourne Hospitality Association, Dave worked closely with Eastbourne Borough Council. He says that it was this interaction that led him to, once again, roll up his sleeves, and get involved.

He was first elected as a Borough Councillor in 2000, and was elected as County Councillor for Sovereign in 2005.

Today, Dave is the Deputy Leader of East Sussex County Council.

See Also

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.