A by election has been called for the Lewes District Council ward of Chailey & Wivelsfield, following the resignation of the incumbent Councillor.

It takes place on Thursday the 12th of July 2018.

The Conservative candidate, Nancy Bikson, moved to Wivelsfield Green in 2013 with her husband to take on the renovations of a Tudor farmhouse, one of the oldest in the village.

Nancy Bikson said: "Being entrusted with this house I have always tried to give back to the village and the surrounding area. I have been closely involved with village activities including the church fete, village day and the Christmas group carol evening. I also spend vast amounts of time pounding the lanes and byways with my dogs Milly and Wills.

"I am a lawyer by training; my company helps charities fundraise internationally.

"One of the attributes of the area which particularly attracts me is the open friendly nature of the local inhabitants.

"I hope to make a positive contribution to the council particularly in the environmental area. Living in a very old house I have become particularly aware of the environmental issues facing us today."

Nancy is mainly interested in housing issues, (naturally!) and says she looks forward to working with colleagues to keep the lovely villages in the area a great place to live.

The date of the by election is Thursday July the 12th