The Labour Party has confirmed their candidate to contest the parliamentary seat representing Pevensey and Westham.
The two villages, along with Herstmonceux, Pevensey Bay and Stone Cross, come under the Bexhill and Battle constituency.
Christine Bayliss has been selected to stand for Labour. Speaking after the selection, Christine said, “Bexhill and Battle is my home. It’s where I live and work and I am proud to be Labour’s candidate for June’s general election. This Tory government has overseen the biggest cuts to our public services in a generation. We have seen cuts to social care which in turn are putting a strain on the NHS, school budgets are being cut while at the same time Tories want to waste money on expanding grammar schools, Police officers and PCSO numbers are being reduced at the same time as we have seen a rise in crime and local transport is a mess. It just doesn’t have to be like this.
“People here in Bexhill and Battle need a local representative that will put them first. It’s time for the voters of Bexhill and Battle to take back control and elect a representative that will listen and work with them to make their voices heard. It’s a choice between a Labour Party that will stand up for the people of Bexhill and Battle or a Conservative Party that only looks after the privileged few.”
Conor Hill, Chair of Bexhill and Battle Labour Party, added, “I welcome the appointment of Christine as Labour’s Candidate for Bexhill and Battle for June’s general election. As someone who lives in the constituency, I know that if elected on the 8th June, Christine will put this area first and will be a committed and local MP – that’s what Bexhill and Battle deserves.
“Christine is a committed local campaigner, with outstanding experience in many different jobs, including being self-employed running her own consultancy business, which means that she understands first-hand the struggles of working people.
“Over the coming weeks, I will be joining Christine on the campaign trail and I am looking forward to supporting her as Labour’s candidate.”
The other candidates standing in the Bexhill and Battle constituency in alphabetical order are:
Bastin, Geoffrey – UKIP
Kemp, Joel – Liberal Democrat
Kent, Jonathan - Green Party
Merriman, Huw – Conservative