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Local councillor and resident, Christine Bayliss, has once again been selected to stand as the Labour candidate at the election on December 12th.

Christine has lived in Bexhill and Battle most of her adult life. She is active in local politics, serving as a Rother District Councillor for the ward of Bexhill Central and Cabinet Member for Bexhill Affairs and Regeneration.

Christine was at the forefront of the Democracy4Bexhill campaign that led the charge for a Town Council for Bexhill, which while popular with the public was ignored by the then Conservative Council. She has been involved in other local projects, including the setting up of an action group to create a new skatepark in Bexhill and the recent campaign to try to save nurseries and children’s’ services from Conservative cuts.

She is a Trustee of Aurora Academies Trust – a multi-academy trust based in Bexhill as well as a trustee of Mnarani Aid, a charity that raises money for children with special educational needs in Kenya.  An authority on everything education, Christine worked for the Department for Education and commuted to London from Battle for 15 years. Following a successful career as a civil servant, Christine started her own consultancy business based in Bexhill.

Following the selection Christine said the following, “I am delighted to be chosen again to stand for the seat of Bexhill and Battle, the place I have been proud to live, work and raise my family in. I am looking forward to getting stuck into the campaign and holding our Conservative MP to account for what has been two shambolic years in Westminster under this Tory Government”.

On hearing of the selection, David Gee, former adviser at the European Environment Agency, Director of Friends of the Earth and Bexhill resident said, ‘Christine is a great hard-working campaigner who always has time for people, and takes policies seriously. I know how valuable our membership of the EU has been for the UK, and she is a passionate Remainer. As a councillor, she is in charge of the regeneration strategy for Rother which will include green jobs, and she has supported the climate change agenda with rigour and enthusiasm. Christine makes things work!’