Your candidates for the Hampden Park Ward are:

Margaret Robinson

Graham Dean

Wendy Lambert

Meet Graham Dean

Graham Dean Election 2019
Graham Dean Election 2019

I’m Graham Dean, a Labour candidate for Hampden Park, who wishes to be elected onto Eastbourne Council. I have previously been a local Councillor and worked for many years in local government. So I am clear that Councils can be effective and achieve more if run for the benefit of the many; particularly people who rely on Council services to achieve a decent quality of life.  We can have better quality services by working together as businesses, voluntary and community groups and public services. We can build homes for the homeless, support the frail and disadvantaged, mend our roads, help young and old feel safe and improve our environment. Vote positively, vote Labour.


Meet Margaret Robinson (nee Salisbury)

Margaret Election 2019
Margaret Election 2019

My name is Margaret Robinson nee Salisbury. I am a retired SRN nurse. I lived for 15 years in Hampden Park and my three eldest children grew up in Willingdon Trees. I then moved to Kingsmere. I set up a community association with the help of friends and went on to train as a community development worker. I have been a councillor for eight years and was Deputy Mayor in 2010. I moved back to live in Hampden Park 2 years ago. I look forward to helping the community of Hampden Park.

Meet Wendy Lambert

Wendy Lambert 2019
Wendy Lambert 2019
Wendy is a local teacher, mother and grandmother who has lived in Hampden Park with her family for 27 years. She is a long-time campaigner for local residents and believes there has never been a more important time to elect Labour councillors in Eastbourne.
Wendy says: “Our family have lived in Hampden Park for 27 years and I was inspired to join the Labour Party to contribute to our community. We love Hampden Park, but 10 years of cuts have made life harder for local people. We’ve seen maternity services cut at our hospital and care services for the elderly are under threat with the closure of Firwood House. At the same time, police presence in the area is minimal as they are stretched due to reduction in numbers and our schools, libraries and sixth form colleges face huge cuts. Those making decisions about our town know the cost of everything but the value of nothing.
“As a teacher for 39 years, I am committed to protecting and improving local services for all.  I believe that we should be investing in our community and a vote for Labour in Hampden Park is a vote to bring about positive change for our community.”

Leafleting with the Hampden Park team – 16th April

leaflets in Graham
leaflets in Graham's car

Graham, Wendy, Margaret and the leafleting team were all out today delivering the Hampden Ward leaflet. There were 6 of us today so many hands made light work and we had fun. One member  came along for the ‘first time’. Really pleased to welcome new activists onto the team.  Councillor  Colin Swansborough drove past and stopped to say hello. He was delivering Lib Dem leaflets, so the competition is about.

We are covering the Willingdon Trees area. One more leafleting session and we should have covered all the roads. We can then follow this up with door knocking. Some really good responses in the area. One man stopped us in the street to tell us we have to ‘show (we) care about the area’. He will be voting Labour. We let him know that after the election the local branch will be taking action locally. He told us about a local issue that ‘there is not enough for the older kids to do’. ‘They end up taking over the kids play areas in the evenings and getting into drugs’. He wants us to help the older kids. Next, we bumped into the local housing litter picking team. We asked whether the local community get involved. Seems this is difficult to achieve. Lack of joined up planning (?) Last week whilst door knocking litter came up as an issue several times. Perhaps the branch can take some action here post 2nd May?

Meanwhile, leafleting and door knocking and telephone canvassing will continue.

Election 2019 Street Stalls Road Show – Meet the candidates 6th April


Labour campaigning in Hampden Park
Labour campaigning in Hampden Park

Eastbourne Labour Party have been out in Hampden Park on Saturday (6th April) with the Street Stalls Road Show. We were hearing from local residents about local issues e.g. parking; cars needing to turn their engines off queuing for the level crossing; support for local business and reinvigorating the shopping areas.  We will be starting fresh campaigns soon, based on the issues raised today by local people.

We were joined by candidate Margaret Robinson (pictured above far right). She spoke to lots of locals, introducing herself and hearing about their ideas on how to bring improvements to Hampden Park.

Hampden Park Street Stall
Hampden Park Street Stall

The Hampden Park Councillors and the team……….. have been carrying out a ‘listening drive’, hearing from local people what the issues are in the area.

Here is what you’ve told us:-

  • Tackle unhealthy levels of air pollution and climate change. Pollution, particularly at the Hampden Park Station level crossing. We campaigned last summer to cut pollution. We need to get drivers to turn their engines off when waiting at the level crossing.
  • Better services for people with disabled children. 
  • Hampden Park needs a regular local produce and crafts market. Labour Councillors will support our small traders!
  • Children’s health at risk through dog’s mess not cleaned away. A problem outside Parkfield School, and elsewhere.
  • More facilities for young people such as Youth Clubs and outdoor activities. We need to support the services we have and campaign for better funding for schools and Youth Services.
  • Women losing out on up to 6 years of state pension through changes in retirement age need labour’s support in their campaign for justice.
  • Fight for our local service. Oppose the closure of services at the hospital, library cuts and cuts to social care services. Campaign for proper funding for our local schools.
  • Provide good homes you can afford. Use council powers to bring empty properties back into use.  Tackle rogue landlords and rough sleeping.
  • Keep our communities safe. Tackle anti-social behaviour and littering. Put bobbies back on the beat and restore community policing.
  • Protect our unique environment. Make Eastbourne carbon neutral by 2030. Enhance our parks and beaches and fight any plans to sell off the Downs!
  • Tackle low pay and poverty. Challenge Eastbourne Borough Council to pay a Living Wage (£10 per hour). Restore local high streets and encourage public bodies to keep profits local.
  • Restore trust in politicsListen to residents. Stand up for the most vulnerable. And be hard working voices for our communities.


Graham, Margaret and the team were out  leafleting today 18.04.19. 

Leafleting in HP
Leafleting in HP

Graham and Margaret  and the team were out and about today (18th April) leafleting the Hampden Park area. A beautiful day. Hot work. We’ll be out again on Sunday. Watch out for us. Please stop us to say hello. It would be good to hear your ideas on what improvements are needed for the area. Vote Labour on 2nd May. #HP4Labour


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