Arun District Councillors

Arun District Council area stretches from Pagham to Findon, and north up to Walberton. It is responsible for issues such as; planning, licensing, leisure, waste collections, public health, parks, green spaces and housing.

There are 54 councillors and the council is currently based on a cabinet-style system comprised of a leader and six cabinet members. The Leader, Deputy Leader and cabinet members are all Liberal Democrat councillors.

The Council now has 20 Liberal Democrat councillors, the Conservatives 21 (10 Independents, 2 Greens and 1 Labour). 

Your Liberal Democrat representatives are:

 

Jamie Bennett

Rustington West

Jamie was elected on to Rustington Parish Council in November 2009. Jamie was Chairman on the Parish Council from May 2017 - May 2019. Jamie was elected to represent Rustington West Ward on Arun District Council in May 2019. He has lived in Rustington since 2007 with his wife Jo who was born in Rustington and they have a son Elliott. He is currently employed by Whitbread PLC as a Multi Site Hotel Manager for Premier Inn. Jamie feels that young people should be more interested and have a say in what happens in their community.

Rustington Parish Council - Term ends 2023
Arun District Council - Rustington West ward - Term ends 2023

Telephone: 07702 383465
E-mail: cllr.jamie.bennett@arun.gov.uk

 

Pauline Gregory

Rustington West

More details coming soon

Rustington Parish Council - Term ends 2023
Arun District Council - Rustington West ward - Term ends 2023

Telephone: 07871 248215
E-mail: cllr.pauline.gregory@arun.gov.uk

 

William Tilbrook

Rustington West

More details coming soon

Arun District Council - Rustington West ward - Term ends 2023

Telephone: 07958 763036
E-mail: cllr.will.tilbrook@arun.gov.uk

 

Emily Seex

River Ward - Littlehampton

More details coming soon

Littlehampton Town Council - River ward - Term ends 2023
Arun District Council - River ward - Term ends 2023

Telephone: 07934 341271
E-mail: cllr.emily.seex@arun.gov.uk

 

Dr James Walsh KStJ RD

Beach Ward - Littlehampton

James has been a member of Arun District Council and Littlehampton Town Council since 1975. He is a past Chairman of Arun District Council and has been Littehampton Town Mayor twice. He has been a member of West Sussex County Council since 1985 and is a past Chairman Social Services and Deputy Leader. He is a past Member and Chair of the Sussex Police Authority and a member and past Chair of Littlehampton Harbour Board. James is current Leader of Arun District Council and Cabinet Member for Economy and Policy.

Littlehampton Town Council - Beach ward - Term ends 2023
Arun District Council - Beach ward - Term ends 2023
West Sussex County Council - Littlehampton East Division - Term ends 2021

Telephone: 07973 217243
E-mail: cllr.james.walsh@arun.gov.uk

 

Daniel Purchese

Beach Ward - Littlehampton

More details coming soon

Arun District Council - Beach ward - Term ends 2023
West Sussex County Council - Rustington Division - Term ends 2021

Telephone: 07712 402639
E-mail: cllr.dan.purchese@arun.gov.uk

 

Chris Blanchard-Cooper

Brookfield - Littlehampton

More details coming soon

Littlehampton Town Council - Beach ward - Term ends 2023
Arun District Council - Brookfield ward - Term ends 2023

Telephone: 01903 718300
E-mail: cllr.chris.blanchard-cooper@arun.gov.uk

 

Billy Blanchard-Cooper

Brookfield - Littlehampton

Billy was Littlehampton Town Mayor from 2017-2019

Littlehampton Town Council - Beach ward - Term ends 2023
Arun District Council - Brookfield ward - Term ends 2023

Telephone: 01903 718300
E-mail: cllr.billy.blanchard-cooper@arun.gov.uk

 

Martin Smith

Aldwick West - Bognor Regis

Martin was elected to Arun District Council following a stunning by-election victory in his home ward of Aldwick West in 2017.  He is a young, outspoken councillor who strives for equality for all. He is involved heavily with the community, in both Aldwick and Bognor Regis. Martin’s passions are local infrastructure and the local housing issues surrounding Aldwick.

Arun District Council - Aldwick West ward - Term ends 2023

Telephone: 07791 001274
E-mail: cllr.martin.smith@arun.gov.uk

 

Claire Needs

Aldwick West - Bognor Regis

More details coming soon

Bognor Regis Town Council - Marine ward - Term ends 2023
Arun District Council - Aldwick West ward - Term ends 2023

Telephone: 07967 114717
E-mail: cllr.claire.needs@arun.gov.uk

 

Francis Oppler

Orchard Ward - Bognor Regis

Francis was first elected as a Councillor in 1989, since then he has had the privilege to serve twice as Bognor Regis town mayor. He is currently a Councillor on Arun District and West Sussex County Councils. Francis has always represented Orchard Ward and Bognor Regis East.

Francis has been involved in many campaigns over the years. Recently he has been involved in campaigning against the thousands of houses being built in Bersted and Pagham, believing that Bognor Regis has already taken the 'lions share' of development and that the town cannot cope with thousands more houses.

Francis is Deputy Leader of Arun District Council and Cabinet Member for Corporate Support.

Arun District Council - Orchard ward - Term ends 2023
West Sussex County Council - Bognor Regis East Division - Term ends 2021

Telephone: 07887 893509
E-mail: cllr.francis.oppler@arun.gov.uk

 

Samantha Staniforth

Orchard Ward - Bognor Regis

More details coming soon

Bognor Regis Town Council - Orchard ward - Term ends 2023
Arun District Council - Orchard ward - Term ends 2023

Telephone: 07375 961369
E-mail: cllr.samantha.staniforth@arun.gov.uk

 

Inna Erskine

Pevensey Ward - Bognor Regis

More details coming soon

Bognor Regis Town Council - Pevensey ward - Term ends 2023
Arun District Council - Pevensey ward - Term ends 2023

Telephone: 07712 837731
E-mail: cllr.inna.erskine@arun.gov.uk

 

Matt Stanley

Marine Ward - Bognor Regis

Matt was first elected to both Arun District Council and Bognor Regis Town Council in the Marine Ward by-election in February 2018 overturning a huge Conservative majority. Since then Matt has campaigned hard, particularly on the issue of Bognor Regis regeneration. 

Matt is dedicated to the community and supports fundraisers and volunteers  for a number of organisations including Stonepillow, CREATE and Bognor Community Gardeners.

Bognor Regis Town Council - Marine ward - Term ends 2023
Arun District Council - Marine ward - Term ends 2023

Telephone: 07513 406697
E-mail: matt.stanley1983@hotmail.com

 

Jeanette Warr

Hotham- Bognor Regis

Jeannette is Chairman of Arun District Council for 2019-20.

Bognor Regis Town Council - Hotham ward - Term ends 2023
Arun District Council - Hotham ward - Term ends 2023

Telephone: 07434 840910
E-mail: cllr.jeanette.warr@arun.gov.uk

 

J Henry Jones

Yapton

More details coming soon

Bognor Regis Town Council - Orchard ward - Term ends 2023
Arun District Council - Yapton ward - Term ends 2023

Telephone: 07715 582191
E-mail: cllr.henry.jones@arun.gov.uk

 

Amanda Worne

Yapton

Amanda is Vice Chairman of Arun District Council for 2019-20, and is Chairman Elect for 2020-21

Arun District Council - Yapton ward - Term ends 2023

Telephone: 07955 723232
E-mail: cllr.amanda.worne@arun.gov.uk

 

Kenton Batley

Bersted - Bognor Regis

More details coming soon

Bognor Regis Town Council - Orchard ward - Term ends 2023
Arun District Council - Bersted ward - Term ends 2023

Telephone: 01243 945146
E-mail: cllr.kenton.batley@arun.gov.uk

 

Martin Lury

Bersted - Bognor Regis

More details coming soon

Bersted Parish Council - Term ends 2023
Arun District Council - Bersted ward - Term ends 2023

Telephone: 07946 382987
E-mail: cllr.martin.lury@arun.gov.uk

 

Gill Yeates

Bersted - Bognor Regis

More details coming soon

Bersted Parish Council - Term ends 2023
Arun District Council - Bersted ward - Term ends 2023

Telephone: 07955 723232
E-mail: cllr.gill.yeates@arun.gov.uk

 

More updates for Liberal Democrat councillors elected in May 2019 coming soon...

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