How are Parish Councillors elected?

Parish Council elections take place every 4 years. The next election will be in 2023.
If there are more councillors being nominated than seats available (ie. more than 13 nominees), an election needs to be held.

For example; the last Parish Council election was on May 2, 2019. An election was not required because all 12 nominations were elected without a contest. An election would have been held if 14 people or more had stood as candidates for the 13-person council.

We currently have one vacancy on the parish council for further information please contact the Clerk on 07375 809 660 or email parishclerk@burwashpc.org.uk.

Co-Opting Councillors

The Council can co-opt councillors to fill vacancies which arise if seats are left vacant following any election or if a councillor resigns during the term of the council – currently four years. Click here to see the full BPC Co-Option policy.

Parish Councillors

Bob Franklin

Bob Franklin

Chairman

Chair of the Finance & Administration Committee, Down Meadow Committee, Car Park Devolvement Working Party and Traffic & Transport Working Party

Email: cllr.robert.franklin@burwashpc.org.uk

 Register of Interests - Bob Franklin (PDF, 177.93 Kb)

Colin Chapman

Member of the Environment & Maintenance working party.

Email: cllr.colin.chapman@burwashpc.org.uk

 Register of Interests - Colin Chapman (PDF, 103.97 Kb)

Keith Lloyd

Keith Lloyd

Vice Chair

Member responsible for the Internet Hub.

Member of the Finance & Administration and the Planning Committee.

Email: cllr.keith.lloyd@burwashpc.org.uk

 Register of Interests - Keith Lloyd (PDF, 241.32 Kb)

Fiona Hosein

Fiona Hosein

Member of the Environment & Maintenance working party.

Email: cllr.fiona.hosein@burwashpc.org.uk

 Register of Interests - Fiona Hosein (PDF, 273.65 Kb)

Julian Kenny

Julian Kenny

Chair of the Human Resources Committee and the Environment and Maintenance Working Party

Email: cllr.julian.kenny@burwashpc.org.uk

 Register of Interests - Julian Kenny (PDF, 1.92 Mb)

Steve Moore

Member of the Traffic & Transport working party.

Member of the Car Park Devolvement working party.

Email: cllr.steve.moore@burwashpc.org.uk

 Register of Interests - Steve Moore (PDF, 137.71 Kb)

Brian Newman

Brian Newman

Chair of the Community and Communications Working Party

Email: cllr.brian.newman@burwashpc.org.uk

 Register of Interests - Brian Newman (PDF, 160.29 Kb)

Ian Rees

Ian Rees

Chair of the Planning Committee

Email: cllr.ian.rees@burwashpc.org.uk

 Register of Interests - Ian Rees (PDF, 1.84 Mb)

Antonia Stapylton-Smith

Antonia Stapylton-Smith

Vice Chair of the Planning Committee and member of the Environment & Maintenance working party.

Email: cllr.antonia.stapylton-smith@burwashpc.org.uk

 Register of Interests - Antonia Stapylton-Smith (PDF, 144.33 Kb)

Dominie Mary-Stemp

Dominie Mary-Stemp

Member of the Planning Committee.

Email: cllr.dominie.stemp@burwashpc.org.uk

 Register of Interests - Dominie Mary-Stemp (PDF, 147.66 Kb)

Berry Wraight

Berry Wraight

Email: cllr.berry.wraight@burwashpc.org.uk

 Register of Interests - Berry Wraight (PDF, 1.84 Mb)

District Councillors

John Barnes

Councillor John Barnes

Political grouping: Conservative

Ward: Burwash & the Weald

Tel: 01580 819142

Email: cllr.john.barnes@rother.gov.uk

Address: The Barn Burgham, Sheepstreet Lane Etchingham East Sussex TN19 7AZ

Website: https://rother.moderngov.co.uk/mgDeclarationSubmission.aspx?UID=116&HID=184&FID=0&HPID=1394634

County Councillor

Eleanor Kirby Green

Councillor Eleanor-Kirby Green

Party: Conservative

Division: Rother North West

Tel: 01580 201722

Email: cllr.Eleanor.Kirby-Green@eastsussex.gov.uk

Address: Broomden Oast Vineyard Lane Ticehurst East Sussex TN5 7LP

Disclosable interests: Click to view (opens a new window)

Local MP

Huw Merriman

Huw Merriman

Huw Merriman is the Conservative MP for Bexhill and Battle, and has been an MP continuously since 7 May 2015.

Tel: 020 7219 8712

Email: huw.merriman.mp@parliament.uk

Address: House of Commons London SW1A 0AA

Website: https://www.huwmerriman.org.uk/