Jonathan Breeds
Rye Town Council candidate

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We invited each candidate to supply up to 500 words on why they deserve your vote, optionally including a photograph and a link to an election address. We have published their submissions verbatim, no editorial changes have been made. Any errors are those of the candidate.

My family on both sides have been in the Rye and Hastings areas for hundreds of years and that was one of the reasons I initially first stood for council. I wanted to give something back to the area I was so fond of and to act as a custodian for future generations.

There are a number of projects I have been involved with such as Rye Town Councils first Discounted Rent house. This is a scheme I proposed and am keen on as I want the town to remain a rich and full place to live with a lively high street and a hub for fishing and farming. I want young families to be able to stay living and working in the town we all love so much.

I also had the pleasure to speak at a Rother District Council committee and explain the benefits of our excellent town steward scheme.

I had the great pleasure to be Mayor recently for two years and I opened up the mayor making event to all so that it became an inclusive event.

To sum up I have been a councillor for a longtime but there is still a little more I’d like to accomplish and in any event it’s good to have a couple of us oldies around so the new councillors can draw on our experience.

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