New Tory candidate for Hangleton selected

Posted On 19 Jan 2022 at 3:29 pm

Tim Hodges, left, with Dawn Barnett and Nick Lewry

The Conservative’s new candidate for Hangleton in next year’s local elections has been announced.

Existing councillors Dawn Barnett and Nick Lewry are standing again, but next year they will be joined on the doorstep by Tim Hodges.

Their running-mate in 2019, Tony Janio, quit the local Conservative group and now sits as an independent councillor. He has not announced whether or not he will be running in 2023.

Mr Hodges was previously selected as a candidate by the Conservatives to contest Withdean in 2019, but all three seats there were taken by the Greens.

Councillor Barnett said: “We are really pleased to welcome Tim to our friendly team.

“Tim is a family man with two children aged 12 and 14 and I hope they will be around to help dad deliver leaflets and newsletters.

“Both Nick and I look forward to working with Tim in the build up to next year’s election.”

Mr Hodges grew up in Poynings Drive and went to Hove Park School and he know runs a Facebook group called Hangleton Modernus Historia and is a governor at West Blatchington Infant and Primary School.

He also reports on Brighton and Hove Albion for Brighton and Hove News.

  1. Christopher Hawtree Reply

    These candiates are obscuring readers’ view of the Church!

    • Chaz. Reply

      I am surprised a Greenie even noticed a church.
      Oh wait, you are trying to be sarcy, ok we get it.

      • Christopher Hawtree Reply

        It does not sound as if you have eggs over easy for breakfast. My comment was bantering, and I much enjoy churches.

        • Chaz. Reply

          One man’s banter is another man’s sarcasm.
          Greens are just Labour.

          • Christopher Hawtree

            No, I am friendly with cllr Lewry, an excellent fellow, who does a lot of charity work, and we have good banter.

  2. Mike Beasley Reply

    I think it’s safe to say that the Greens will be gone from Withdean in 2023.
    Cllr Nield – who lied to full Council about a tweet she made
    Cllr Lloyd – a paid employee of Sustrans who says he doesn’t have a conflict of interest
    Cllr Davis – who says replacing the ‘dangerous’ Aquarium roundabout with traffic lights won’t increase congestion
    Residents look forward to a return to sanity, when the Green Lunacy is confined to history.

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