Martin Clarke

County Councillor for Silverhill and St Helens Division

I am proud to be the Councillor for St Helens ward since 2015 and have been working with residents since then. I have been pleased to make real progress on many issues that local residents have been concerned about and have represented the ward in the Hastings Borough Council Chamber.

Because of my time in both business and local politics, I know that I have skills and experience that enable me to fight for a better deal for residents. I therefore stood for election to the County Council in May 2017 and was elected successfully.  Many of the queries that I had responded to in my Borough Council work have been the responsibility of the County Council and I felt that having your Conservative Councillor elected to the County Council would gain more influence for important progress in key issues of concern in St Helens and Silverhill.

I came to Hastings 11 years ago to take over the running of an engineering business in East Sussex that is now being run by my successors enabling me to have time for my Council work.

My wife Sue was a Health Visitor for the NHS which gave me an insight into some of the Health and Care needs being met by the County Council. In addition my work in business over many years has given me a real desire to see employment opportunities increased in Hastings particularly for our young people. 

I attend Kings Church and play tenor saxophone in the band, and I also enjoy doing gigs in town from time to time. I’ve always been a bit of a petrol head and my toy is an old Rover 100.

See Also

Keith Glazier - Leader of East Sussex County Council

I live in Pett with my Family, having spent most of my life in and around the village.

In the early 1990s I was encouraged by the then Chairman of Icklesham Parish Council to get involved as a Parish Councillor and he convinced me that Councillors at all levels can make a difference.

Carl Maynard - Rother District Council

I have lived in Westfield all my life. I became interested in politics whilst in secondary education at William Parker School and went on to read Politics at Sussex University.

Matthew Beaver

Hastings Borough Councillor - West St Leonards Ward

East Sussex County Councillor for Maze Hill and West St Leonards.

Peter Pragnell

East Sussex County Councillor for Ashdown and Conquest Division.