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Meet Bruce Meredeen, LibDem District Council candidate for FRANT & WADHURST

April 30, 2019 10:25 AM

BRUCE MEREDEEN - Liberal Democrat District Council candidate for the Wealden ward of FRANT & WADHURST

Bruce MeredeenBruce Meredeen is a 60-year-old self-employed computer engineer who has lived for 16 years in Wadhurst, where his business is based. His two children attended Uplands Community College and he's been a Liberal Democrat party member for the past two years. "For far too long, Frant and Wadhurst have had only Conservative District Councillors," says Bruce. "Their party has not only failed people locally, but has failed the country and is responsible for the potential disaster of - especially a no-deal - Brexit."

Bruce is just completing six consecutive years as a Wadhurst Parish Councillor, where he was a member of a number of Committees including Environment, Highways and Transport, Community, Recreation Ground Management, Finance and Resources, and the lead Councillor for Communications. He has always worked constructively with members of other political parties and independents - amongst his local achievements, Bruce played a significant part in getting a pedestrian crossing at Wadhurst Primary School put in. He was also instrumental in introducing Councillor surgeries and making greater use of technology to communicate with local residents and businesses.

Since Bruce is the only LibDem candidate running in his two-member District Council ward of Frant & Wadhurt, he is urging non-Conservatives, former Labour supporters, independents and all those without strong party commitments to cast their two votes for him and for Beth Martin, the Green Party candidate. "I truly believe Wealden needs a more representative District Council," says Bruce, "with ideas and initiatives rooted in the character of its communities."

If elected to District Council, Bruce pledges to listen carefully to the views of the whole community in Frant and Wadhurst, to represent it diligently at District level and to work constructively with colleagues of all parties and none. He believes that that the villages' historic sense of community need to be respected. "Significant change", he says, "requires proper consultation and gradual, sensitive implementation as demonstrated by the Wadhurst Neighbourhood Plan process."