Former Eastbourne MP, Stephen Lloyd is to re-stand for office.
Mr Lloyd will challenge for the very tightly fought seat again in the next General Election, having lost to Caroline Ansell last year.
Writing on Facebook, Stephen said, “Since the general election result fourteen months ago I've been touched by the almost constant words of support and encouragement from people across Eastbourne and on my Facebook page, urging me to stand again as your representative. For which many, many thanks.
I've continued to be as involved locally as I have always been. From helping organise our splendid Sunshine Carnival to actively supporting numerous other community initiatives such as the recent fantastic 24hr Cancer Relay fundraiser - and many more. I've been with you every step of the way.
It's always a pleasure for me to work alongside other's as we strive to make a difference for good in Eastbourne. I love it. It's why I care so much about our town.
It's genuine sense of community married to our shared values are what in my view make Eastbourne just that little bit special.
I was enormously privileged to serve as your MP and if, when the next general election is called, I am re-elected people know that I will always put Eastbourne above party politics.
It's what I stand for, it's who I am and it's what I did before.
Make no mistake the next few years are going to be very challenging both for us and the country for a multitude of reasons, but I believe I've the necessary experience, commitment and vision to ensure Eastbourne comes through stronger and better than ever.”