Ian Culshaw

Ian Culshaw 2021
Ian Culshaw 2021

Born and bred in Eastbourne, Ian Culshaw has lived and worked in the town for all his life. After a career in the building trade, Ian worked for many years on Eastbourne Bandstand and other seafront services and became a well-known face in the town. Now retired, Ian remains actively involved in charity fundraising: he was part of a team shortlisted for an Eastbourne Community Award recently for his work running Race Nights for various local charities throughout the year.

A Labour Party member since the 1980’s he served as local Treasurer for nearly 30 years and has stood as a local Labour candidate in several local elections.

As a regular bus user, Ian is keen to ensure that we retain decent bus links to all parts of our town- especially in the evenings and weekends. He believes that the free bus pass is a lifeline for many of our older people- this was introduced by the last Labour government and Labour must fight any proposals to take this away. Ian has also supported responsible cycling for many years.

A former Ratton School pupil, Ian has been proud to give his support to recent campaigns to protect education services such as the County Music Service and the English Language service from savage cuts which were proposed by the Tory-run East Sussex Council.

Proving that it’s never “too late” to master a new skill, Ian has recently begun learning the ukulele!



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