Election candidates for St Anthony
Election candidates for St Anthony's

Candidates standing in St Anthony’s for Labour are:

Dave Brinson

Phil Mills

Rachael Norris

Meet Dave Brinson

Dave talking about school cuts
Dave talking about school cuts

Dave Brinson is a teacher at a local Secondary school,  and has been active in the Eastbourne Labour Party for 25 years.

As Secretary of the National Education Union in East Sussex, Dave is passionate about education, and has led many local campaigns against proposed County Council cuts to services such as schools’ music, and the English Language service.  He is secretary of the Trades Union Council in Eastbourne.

Dave is vice-chair of the Eastbourne Royal British Legion, and has a strong interest in the campaigns to support the mental health and wellbeing of those leaving the forces.

Dave is proud to be standing with the support of the Co-operative Party, which works with Labour to promote co-operative and ethical values, such as Fairtrade, and the campaign against the so-called “legal loan sharks” charging extortionate interest on payday loans.

Meet Phil Mills

I find it appalling that in the fifth richest economy in the world , we have had 8 years of austerity affecting the poorest in society and have a housing crisis that leaves citizens homeless, sofa surfing or living in sub stand accomodation Phil Mills
Phil Mills

Phil has lived in Eastbourne for just over three years. A retired Post Office worker he has been active in the Trade Union and labour movement for over 40 years and is currently a member of Unite and the Co-Operative Party. Previous experience in the community
includes having served as a school governor for fifteen years, Treasurer of the Forest Hill Youth Project and was an elected member of London Borough of Lewisham between 1998 and 2002.

Phil says “I find it appalling that in the fifth richest economy in the world, we have had eight years of austerity drastically affecting the poorest in society and have a housing crisis that leaves citizens homeless, sofa surfing or living in sub standard rental accommodation.
There has to be a change of priorities to put people first.”

Meet Rachael Norris

Rachael one of our candidates in St Anthony
Rachael one of our candidates in St Anthony's

Rachael has lived in St Anthony’s for nearly 20 years and is a mother of three children all of whom attended the local Stafford and Roselands schools. She is a working mum and runs her own teddy bear business.

Rachael is an environmental campaigner and one of her major concerns is the effect of air pollution especially on our children. Having seen the rapid increase in homeless people in Eastbourne over the past few years, Rachael , if elected, wants to find a way to take action to make a difference locally on this issue.

Rachael will listen to the concerns of residents and work hard for people in the ward.

Our Pledges for St Anthony’s Ward

Housing – Use brownfield sites for genuinely, affordable social housing.  Using council powers to bring empty properties back into use.  Labour will introduce a consumer rights bill for private renters to improve standards, security and affordability.
Crime – Getting tough on anti-social behaviour, Review the provision of youth services across Eastbourne to improve coordination
Transport – Work with local bus companies to improve services, repair & improve pavement network for the benefit of all users, review traffic flow and speed limits to improve air quality & safety especially around schools
Environment – Make Eastbourne carbon neutral by 2030, enhance our parks and beaches and fight any plans to sell off the Down
Listen to residents, stand up for the most vulnerable and be hard working local voices for our communities.

Get Involved


Ways you can get involved in the St Anthony’s Ward campaign.

  • Put up a Vote Labour sign
  • Offer to deliver some leaflets in your road/local area
  • If you have any local issues that we can campaign on then please let us know

To contact the St Anthony’s Ward team then please email:  st.anthonys.ebn.lab@gmail.com


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