Patricia Kennedy


Councillor Pat Kennedy



Title: Chairman of the Council (former)

Party: Conservative

Ward: Buxted & Maresfield


Other Councillors representing this ward:

Councillor Norman Buck


Parish: Buxted; Maresfield


Contact Information


Home Phone:  01825 761753

Home Address: 
High Street
East Sussex
TN22 2EH

Fax:  01825 766996


In all her time as Chairman of Wealden District Council, Pat failed to address the housing shortage, affordability for young families and to draft a plan with any reasonable change of success to combat climate change. Well done Pat? This is not all the fault of the Conservative Party, when Labour get in and even the Liberal Democrats, not a lot changes.


Possibly, we need the Green Party to have any realistic chance of meeting our obligations under the Climate Change Act 2008. Empire building appears to be the name of the game in East Sussex, but houses with no energy harvesting facilities and super expensive to cater for the rich - but nothing for the poor. Shame on you Patricia!


The National Debt is not much better. As a county we owe trillions of pounds with staggering interest charges and all because of overspending. No political party seems to understand economics. They keep borrowing to build submarines and aircraft carriers that we cannot afford.


Why not spend that money becoming energy self-sufficient? Why not invest in an electric infrastructure for clean transport to save the country money in the long term and reduce our carbon footprint.


The fat cat landlords who are milking the system, very rarely reinvest there immoral earnings in this country. They typically take expensive holidays overseas and buy property there too - so removing money from the British economy. What about taxing air travel and what about fairer taxes that actually get spent on what the tax is collected for?




We propose a new law that forces any Government to only spend taxes on what they were labeled as being collected for. We wonder what Her Majesty would think of that?



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25 January 2000 - 20 November 2007 Patricia Ann Kennedy worked as a Director (SALES MANAGER) in ENTRY CLEARANCE SOLUTIONS LIMITED - resigned







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The Conservatives comfortably retained control of Wealden with a majority of 13 seats.

The Tories won 34 seats, the Liberal Democrats 15 and six fell to independents.

The Lib Dems saw group leader Eddie Rice lose his seat in Rotherfield as they failed to make the longed-for breakthrough.

Labour failed to win a single seat on the council despite high hopes in Uckfield.

The Polegate Residents Association caused one of the biggest upsets when Ivy Scarborough won Polegate South, a former Lib Dem stronghold.

She said: "What we have offered people is the choice of looking at local issues and not national politics."

Independents also polled strongly in Hailsham and Crowborough but it was the Tories who continued to dominate.

Tory leader Nigel Coltman said: "I think people have respected that when we say we are going to be more careful with the council taxpayers' money we mean it and we have proved it."

The Lib Dems tried to hide their disappointment.

Stephen Shing, one of three victorious Lib Dems at Willingdon said: "I was quite disappointed we did not do as well as we wanted as a whole.

"In Willingdon we did extraordinarily well. If we work hard we will get a vote."

The new council has 55 seats. There have been major boundary changes since the last local elections in 1999, meaning none of the winners were sitting candidates.



ALFRISTON: Elected - Keith Whitehead (C) 673. Not elected - Caroline Adcock (LD) 327.

BUXTED AND MARESFIELD: Elected - Patricia Kennedy (C) 904, Norman Buck (C) 862. Not elected - Peter Selby (G) 357, Ken Ogden (I) 314, Graham Morgan (LD) 293.

CHIDDINGLY AND EAST HOATHLY: Elected - Sylvia Tidy (C). No contest.

CROSS-IN-HAND AND FIVE ASHES: Elected - Jonica Fox (C) 511. Not elected - Michael Bryant (LD) 177, Jennifer Evans (G) 53.

CROWBOROUGH EAST: Elected - Carolyn Clark (LD) 555, Ian Mein (LD) 540. Not elected - Anthony Edwards (C) 422, Neil Waller (C) 408, Derek Sivers (L) 118.

CROWBOROUGH JARVIS BROOK: Elected - Ian McKirgan (I) 222. Not elected - Peter Bucklitsch (LD) 221, Brian Hewitt (C) 126.

CROWBOROUGH NORTH: Elected - Chantal Wilson (I) 1038, Hector Munro (C) 671. Not elected - Nigel Mahony (LD) 328, Sonja Le Vay (L) 201, Michael Wallman (none) 131.

CROWBOROUGH ST JOHNS: Elected - Richard Broughton-Tomkins (C) 458. Not elected - Hilary Lyon (LD) 103, Jean McCarthy (L) 47.

CROWBOROUGH WEST: Elected - Diane Phillips (C) 814, Antony Quin (C) 812. Not elected - Edward Willis (LD) 394, Brendan Clegg (L) 238.

DANEHILL, FLETCHING AND NUTLEY: Elected - Sylvia Martin (C) 1052, Bernard Brown (C) 1024. Not elected - John Stevens (LD) 571.

EAST DEAN: Elected - Brian West (C) 612. Not elected - Robert Hillman (LD) 290.

FOREST ROW: Elected - Rowena Moore (C) 708, Raymond Parsons (C) 668. Not elected - Linda Graham (LD) 526, Norma McNamara (L) 270.

FRAMFIELD: Elected - John Gore (C) 563. Not elected - Susanna Mockridge (LD) 168, Keith Riddle (UKIP) 137.

FRANT AND WITHYHAM: Elected - Lord Abergavenny (C) 827, Lynda Myers (C) 822. Not elected - Briony Taylor (LD) 431, Keith Obbard (G) 404, Michael Clare (L) 179.

HAILSHAM CENTRAL AND NORTH: Elected - Paul Holbrook (LD) 494, Laura Murphy (LD) 434. Not elected - Richard West (C) 425, John Ball (C) 419, John Glover (I) 348, Madeleine Ellwood (I) 344, Steven Jordan (L) 146.

HAILSHAM EAST: Elected - Nigel Coltman (C) 170. Not elected - Brian Cock (LD) 128, Dudley Rose (L) 113, William Crittenden (I) 94.

HAILSHAM SOUTH AND WEST: Elected - Geoffrey Rowe (I) 713, Jonathan Ellwood (I) 702, Ian Haffenden (I) 685. Not elected - Sharon Cottingham (LD) 572, Sybil Bentley (C) 567, Edward Powell (LD) 554, Gavin Blake-Coggins (LD) 551, Jeffery Bentley-Astor (C) 524, John Kent (C) 511.

HARTFIELD: Elected - Jeremy Hollins (C). No contest.

HEATHFIELD EAST: Elected - Janice Dunk (C) 443. Not elected - John Evans (LD) 191.

HEATHFIELD NORTH AND CENTRAL: Elected - Richard Angel (C) 1082, Margaret Kirkpatrick (C) 1063, Veronica Oakes (C) 996. Not elected - David Hall (LD) 447, Timothy Rayner (G) 432.

HELLINGLY: Elected - John Blake (LD) 817. Not elected - David White (LD) 732, Barby Dashwood-Hall(C) 583, Brian Smith (C) 528.

HERSTMONCEUX: Elected - Andrew Long (C) 477. Not elected - Graham Love (LD) 279.

HORAM: Elected - Susan Stedman (C) 381. Not elected - Richard Benson (LD) 289.

MAYFIELD: Elected - Brian Redman (C) 459. Not elected - Allan Thurley (LD) 387.

NINFIELD AND HOOE WITH WARTLING: Elected - Pamela Doodes (C). No contest.

PEVENSEY AND WESTHAM: Elected - Dianne Dear (C) 1245, John Vincent (C) 1233, Linda McKeever (C) 1135. Not elected - Laura Parker (LD) 793, Christine Thomas (LD) 781.

POLEGATE NORTH: Elected - Roy Martin (LD) 888, Christina Berry (LD) 802. Not elected - John Harmer (I) 543, Gerald Carter (I) 478, Anne Hampson (C) 160, Michael Hampson (C) 152.

POLEGATE SOUTH: Elected - Ivy Scarborough (I) 349. Not elected - Patrick Trowell (LD) 241, Michael Richards (C)173.

ROTHERFIELD: Elected - David Logan (C) 379. Not elected - Edwin Rice (LD) 365, David Heritage (I) 55.

UCKFIELD CENTRAL: Elected - Claire Dowling (C) 425. Not elected - Michael Cooper (LD) 308. Eileen Wolley (L) 73.

UCKFIELD NEW TOWN: Elected - Ian Nottage (LD) 339. Not elected - Ian Smith (L) 144. Daphne Mainprice (C) 143.

UCKFIELD NORTH: Elected - Paul Sparks (LD) 632, Alan Whittaker (LD) 520. Not elected - Michael Heap (C) 356, Duncan Bennett (L) 250, Leonard Ashby (L) 246.

UCKFIELD RIDGEWOOD: Elected - Anthony Parker (LD) 483. Not elected - Silvia Buck (C) 51, Jane 'Espinasse (L) 320.

WADHURST: Elected - Anna Monaghan (C) 767, Robert Hodgson (C) 734. Not elected - Emma Sanderson-Nash (LD) 395, Rosalyn Bucklitsch (LD) 324, Jane Zacharzewski (L) 144.

WILLINGDON: Elected - Stephen Shing (LD) 1770, Anthony Seabrook (LD) 1559, Andrew Watkins (LD) 1516. Not elected - David Burtenshaw (C) 1043, Guy Woodford (C) 1000, Raymond Ingram (C) 949, Margaret Piper (I) 216, Patricia Brinson (L) 123, Helen Sedgewick (L) 114, Gillian Roles (L) 77





.A major issue at the election in 2003 was council tax after it increased by 18%, 5.1% of which was due to Wealden Council. The Conservatives blamed the increase on the government providing a poor grant to the council, while the Liberal Democrats called for the council tax to be replaced by a local income tax. Another issue was housing with the Conservatives called for more land to be released for low cost housing, but the Liberal Democrats attacked the number of houses to be built, saying the infrastructure needed to be improved first. Both the Labour party and local independents also campaigned against the 1,300 houses to be built in Hailsham, with the independents saying more houses should be built in the north of the council area.

The Conservatives said they would tackle littering and continue the household recycling scheme, while the Liberal Democrats called for policing to be improved and for the council to be modernised. Meanwhile, Labour aimed to win their first seat on the council in Uckfield and called for the council to abolish the reduction in council tax for second homes.

The Liberal Democrats also lost seats after 2 Hailsham councillors, Nick and Madeline Ellwood, were expelled from the party, and a further 2, John Glover and Ian Haffenden, resigned from the party in protest. The 4 councillors who resigned formed a Wealden Independents party, while the leader of the Liberal Democrat group on the council, Allan Thurley, stepped down over the expulsions and was succeeded by Eddie Rice.



The Argus August 2004 local elections


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Dick Angel
Councillor Dick Angel

Heathfield Nth & Cenrl - Cons


KIevin Balsdon
Councillor Kevin Balsdon

Pevensey and Westham - Cons


Jo Bentley
Councillor Jo Bentley

Hailsham South and West - Cons


Councillor Bob Bowdler

Heathfield East - Cons


Linda Clark
Councillor Lin Clark

Pevensey and Westham - Cons

Deputy Chairman Standards


Nicholas Collinson
Councillor Nicholas Collinson

Hailsham Central & North - Cons

Portfolio Community Leadership Human Resources


Nigel Coltman
Councillor Nigel Coltman

Hailsham Central and North - Cons

Chairman of Licensing


Dianne Dear
Councillor Dianne Dear

Pevensey and Westham - Cons

Dep Chair of Planning South


Phil Dixon
Councillor Phil Dixon

Rotherfield - Conservative

Dep Chair of Audit Finance


Pam Doodes
Councillor Pam Doodes

Ninfield & Hooe with Wartling

Conservative - Vice-Chairman


Claire Dowling
Councillor Claire Dowling

Uckfield Central - Cons

Dep Ldr Public Health Safety


Janet Dunk
Councillor Jan Dunk

Heathfield North & Central - Conservative


Philip Ede
Councillor Philip Ede

Alfriston - Conservative


Helen Firth
Councillor Helen Firth

Uckfield New Town - Cons


Jonica Fox
Councillor Jonica Fox

Cross-in-Hand/ Five Ashes - Conservative


Roy Galley
Councillor Roy Galley

Danehill/ Fletching/ Nutley - Cons

Portfolio Economic Dev & Waste Man


Richard Grocock
Councillor Richard Grocock

Hailsham South and West - Cons


Chris Hardy
Councillor Chris Hardy

Hartfield - Cons- Chairman




Jim Hollins
Councillor Jim Hollins

Crowborough West - Cons


Peter Holloway
Councillor Peter Holloway

Forest Row - Conservative


Johanna Howell
Councillor Johanna Howell

Frant/ Withyham - Cons

Ch Planning North


Toby Illingworth
Councillor Toby Illingworth

Buxted & Maresfield - Cons



Stephen Isted
Councillor Stephen Isted

Crowborough Jarvis Brook - Independent


Andrew Andy Long
Councillor Andy Long

Herstmonceux - Cons


Michael Lunn
Councillor Michael Lunn

Buxted & Maresfield - Cons


Phillip Lunn
Councillor Philip Lunn

Crowborough East - Cons


Barry Marlowe
Councillor Barry Marlowe

Uckfield Ridgewood - Cons

Dep Ch Licensing


Rowena Moore
Councillor Rowena Moore

Forest Row - Conservative


Kay Moss
Councillor Kay Moss

Crowborough St Johns - Cons

Dep Chair Overview & Scrutiny


Douglas Murray
Councillor Douglas Murray

Willingdon - Conservative


Anne Newton
Councillor Ann Newton

Framfield - Cons

Portfolio Planning & Dev


Amanda O'Rawe
Councillor Amanda O'Rawe

Hailsham East - Conservative


Mark Pinkney
Councillor Mark Pinkney

Hellingly - Conservative


Dr Brian Redman
Councillor Dr Brian Redman

Mayfield - Conservative

Chairman of Standards Committee


Ronald Reed
Councillor Ronald Reed

Crowborough North - Conservative


Carol Reynolds
Councillor Carol Reynolds

Uckfield North - Cons







Greg Rose
Councillor Greg Rose

Crowborough East - Cons

Chair Overview & Scrutiny


Peter Roundell
Councillor Peter Roundell

Danehill/ Fletching/ Nutley - Cons

Chairman Audit Finance


William Rutherford
Councillor William Rutherford

Frant/ Withyham - Cons


Daniel Shing
Councillor Daniel Shing

Polegate South - Ind Democrat


Oi-Lin Shing
Councillor Oi Lin Shing

Polegate North - Ind Democrat


Raymond Shing
Councillor Raymond Shing

Willingdon - Independent Democrat


Stephen Shing
Councillor Stephen Shing

Willingdon - Independent Democrat


Angela Snell
Councillor Angela Snell

Polegate North - Conservative


Robert Standley
Councillor Robert Standley

Wadhurst - Conservative

Leader of the Council


Susan Stedman
Councillor Susan Stedman

Horam - Conservative

Chair Planning South


Roger Thomas
Councillor Roger Thomas

Heathfield North & Central - Cons


Jeannetter Towey
Councillor Jeannette Towey

Crowborough West - Cons


Chris Triandafyllou
Councillor Chriss Triandafyllou

Hailsham South and West - Cons


Peter Waldock
Councillor Peter Waldock

Uckfield North - Cons


Neil Waller
Councillor Neil Waller

Crowborough North - Cons

Dep Chair Planning North


David Watts
Councillor David Watts

Chiddingly & East Hoathly - Cons


Graham Wells
Councillor Graham Wells

Wadhurst - Cons

Portfolio Housing & Benefits


David White
Councillor David White

Hellingly - Independent


John Wilton
Councillor John Wilton

East Dean - Conservative





photo - link to details of Councillor Lord Abergavenny
Councillor Lord Abergavenny

Frant/Withyham Conservative


Councillor Raymond Cade   


photo - link to details of Councillor Mrs Christina Berry
Councillor Mrs Christina Berry

Polegate North

Liberal Democrat


photo - link to details of Councillor Bruce Broughton-Tompkins
Cllr Bruce Broughton-Tompkins

Crowborough St Johns Cons


photo - link to details of Councillor Frank Brown
Councillor Frank Brown

Danehill/Fletching/Nutley Cons


photo - link to details of Councillor Norman Buck
Councillor Norman Buck

Buxted & Maresfield

Cons Deputy Leader Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Change Management


photo - link to details of Councillor Mrs Jane Clark
Councillor Mrs Jane Clark

Crowborough East

Liberal Democrat

Chairman Select Committee


Councillor Ronald Cussons


photo - link to details of Councillor Nick Ellwood
Councillor Nick Ellwood

Hailsham South and West

Wealden Independent

Leader, Wealden Independent Group


photo - link to details of Councillor Dr Ian Haffenden
Councillor Dr Ian Haffenden

Hailsham South and West

Wealden Independent


Councillor Steve Harms 


photo - link to details of Councillor Paul Holbrook
Councillor Paul Holbrook

Hailsham Central and North

Liberal Democrat


photo - link to details of Councillor Jim Hollins
Councillor Jim Hollins

Hartfield Conservative

Deputy Chairman, Environment Scrutiny Committee; Chairman Liquor & Entertainments Licensing Committee


photo - link to details of Councillor Mrs Pat Kennedy
Councillor Mrs Pat Kennedy

Buxted & Maresfield

Conservative Chairman of the Council

photo - link to details of Councillor Mrs Margaret Kirkpatrick
Cllr Mrs Margaret Kirkpatrick

Heathfield North & Central


Cab Port Holder Housing 

& Community Development


photo - link to details of Councillor David Logan
Councillor David Logan



Cabinet Portfolio Holder Finance & Assets


photo - link to details of Councillor Mrs Sylvia Martin
Councillor Mrs Sylvia Martin


Conservative Dep Chairman

Select Committee


photo - link to details of Councillor Roy Martin
Councillor Roy Martin

Polegate North Liberal Democrat

Deputy Chairman Dev Ctrl

South Sub-Committee


Councillor Nigel McKeeman


photo - link to details of Councillor Mrs Linda McKeever
Councillor Mrs Linda McKeever

Pevensey and Westham



photo - link to details of Councillor Ian McKirgan
Councillor Ian McKirgan

Crowborough Jarvis Brook

Wealden Independent


photo - link to details of Councillor Ian Mein
Councillor Ian Mein

Crowborough East

Lib Dem Vice Chairman and 

Deputy Chair Dev Nth Sub-Com


photo - link to details of Councillor Mrs Anna Monaghan
Councillor Mrs Anna Monaghan




photo - link to details of Councillor Mrs Laura Murphy
Councillor Mrs Laura Murphy

Hailsham Central and North

Leader of the Liberal 

Democrat Group


photo - link to details of Councillor Mrs Lynda Myers
Councillor Mrs Lynda Myers



Deputy Chairman 

Regulatory Committee


photo - link to details of Councillor Ian Nottage
Councillor Ian Nottage

Uckfield Liberal Democrat

Dep Chair Liquor and 

Entertainments Licensing






photo - link to details of Councillor Mrs Niki Oakes
Councillor Mrs Niki Oakes

Heathfield North & Central



photo - link to details of Councillor Raymond Parsons
Councillor Raymond Parsons

Forest Row


Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Corporate Services and Chair Personnel Committee


photo - link to details of Councillor Mrs Diane Phillips
Councillor Mrs Diane Phillips

Crowborough West


Chairman Community Scrutiny Committee


photo - link to details of Councillor Geoff Rowe
Councillor Geoff Rowe

Hailsham South and West

Wealden Independent


photo - link to details of Councillor Mrs Ivy Scarborough
Councillor Mrs Ivy Scarborough

Polegate South

Wealden Independent


photo - link to details of Councillor Tony Seabrook
Councillor Tony Seabrook


Liberal Democrat

Deputy Chairman Community Scrutiny Committee


photo - link to details of Councillor Paul Sparks
Councillor Paul Sparks

Uckfield North

Liberal Democrat

Deputy Chairman Internal Scrutiny Committee


photo - link to details of Councillor Robert Sweetland
Councillor Robert Sweetland

Uckfield Ridgewood

Liberal Democrat


photo - link to details of Councillor Mrs Sylvia Tidy
Councillor Mrs Sylvia Tidy

Chiddingly & East Hoathly



Stuart Towner

Councillor Stuart Towner 


photo - link to details of Councillor Brian West
Councillor Brian West

East Dean



photo - link to details of Councillor Keith Whitehead
Councillor Keith Whitehead



Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Sustainable Development &

















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