Reform UK the successor to The Brexit Party is standing candidates in May’s local elections. We spoke with Robert Stevens who is standing for them in the Hailsham South Ward of Wealden District Council.
Tell us a bit about yourself, your party, and where you’re standing.
Hailsham is a small Market Town located north of Eastbourne. It is vastly growing due to continuous development in the area and still has a farmers market located near the town centre. It has some very beautiful scenery nearby and some wonderful walks. The Cuckoo trail being one of them, which used to be a railway line leading from the north of Eastbourne all the way to Heathfield.
As for myself I am in a long-term relationship for near on ten years and have lived in Hailsham for six years. I am employed by Royal Mail as van technician for roughly five years, and before that had my own business in soda blasting.
The main reason I got into politics is to see change. As mentioned earlier development has taken priority over everything else in my area without thinking how this will affect the local community in the way of Doctors, Dentists, Parking, Shopping, Roads, Schools, Sewage, Water supply and also flooding which has happened at numerous new built estates.
All these are being dramatically affected now. Which is why need some thought and new plans to be put in place before things get even worse.
How can people find out more or get in touch if they want to get involved?
If anyone would like to get in contact me, they can reach me at [email protected].