Your local election candidates for Withdean

Your candidates for May 2015 were:

Sue Shanks

Sue Shanks

Sue lives in the ward and her sons attended local schools. She and her husband enjoy walking their dog on the Downs, gardening and spending time with their grandchildren. Sue was elected as a councillor for Withdean ward in 2011-2015. She is a qualified youth worker and former lecturer in Youth and Community work at the University of Chichester. Sue sat as Chair of Children’s Committee and has been very active including visiting all our schools. Sue has supported residents over a number of issues such as housing, planning and parking over the last four years.
 
Jamie Lloyd

Jamie Lloyd

Jamie Lloyd is a self- employed business person, entrepreneur and father of three. He has lived in Withdean since 2007 and his children attend Balfour school and Bhasvic college. He is an active member of his local community and is passionate about the environment and local services. In 2003 he started his own Fairtrade business with the import of the UK’s First Fair trade certified footballs, founded the world’s first Fairtrade and Organic footwear brand (Ethletic) and initiated the world’s first Fairtrade rubber project, businesses which have raised nearly 900,000 EUR in Fairtrade premiums to communities in Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka.
 
Steve Griffiths

Steve Griffiths

Steve was born in Brighton and lived here for most of his life. He now lives in Withdean with his wife Laura and step-daughter Lily. He runs his own business as a tree surgeon and is also a Psychotherapist. He is passionate about making Brighton & Hove a better city for everyone and believes strongly that Green politics is the way forward. He has a strong sense of social justice and concern for environmental matters. He has always been community minded and has organized and run charity events in Brighton & Hove.