Lib Dems in Regency bid

Alice Blezard February 28, 2015

The Liberal Democrats have announced their candidates for the Regency ward at the coming council elections.

Trevor Freeman and Beth Johnson-Dawes
Trevor Freeman and Beth Johnson-Dawes

THE Regency ward seats are currently held by the Green Party council leader Jason Kitcat and his wife Ania, however the Liberal Democrats have their eyes set on taking back the seats they previously held.

The newly appointed candidates are a long-standing Regency ward resident and a 21-year-old University of Sussex student.

Trevor Freeman, 67, is an accountant who was born in Brighton and has lived in the Regency ward since 1977. “If elected, I will work with Regency residents to make sure their needs are high on the list of council priorities,” he said. “We particularly need to get a grip on waste and recycling, as well as work to get a new secondary school.”

Trevor is joined by Beth Johnson-Dawes, who is two thirds of the way through an economics and politics degree at the University of Sussex.

She says: “I believe strongly in political participation and communication in working towards reform. Residents need to feel they can contact their councillor easily, so if elected I will work to keep a regular dialogue with residents and make it easier for all the parts of the Regency community to communicate with me and the wider council.”

The Lib Dem candidates have traditionally done well in Regency. It is their most successful ward in the area covered by the Brighton Pavilion constituency, currently represented at parliamentary level by the UK’s only Green MP Caroline Lucas.