Vincent Tickner

Vincent is now retired, but worked for 35 years as a freelance consultant on Agricultural Marketing and Food Security issues in 21 different countries of Africa and Asia.

He was a Labour Party member in Brighton from 1985 to 2014 and is now a member of Lewes CLP. Vincent was Chairman of the branch in 2015-2016 and has taken up the position again for 2019. He also helped create the Labour Local Councillors’ Group in Lewes CLP in 2015. He is currently the only Labour Councillor since 2015 on Westmeston Parish Council.

Vincent loves walking (including round the coast of Britain), completing his family history tome, looking after his grand-children.


Gaby Weiner

Membership officer

Peter Murphy

Member Rep (EC & GC):

Emily Clarke


Richard Baskott

Richard runs his own accountancy practice, Beancounters of Lewes Ltd, based in East Sussex with over 100 clients. He has over 25 years in a variety of finance roles both in the private and not for profit sectors and specialises in small to medium companies with a particular focus on the arts and media. He has assisted many start-ups to convert their ideas and plans into real businesses. He sits on the board of several community interest companies and charities – Figment Arts CIC, North Street Co-working CIC, Murmuration Arts and Clowns Without Borders UK. He has an MA in International Sport Policy from the University of Brighton. He has a keen interest in photography, having exhibited work on football culture and identity as part of the Brighton Photo Fringe.

Member Rep (EC & GC):

Judith Colquhoun

Judith is now a member rep to branch executive committee and constituency general committee. Former Reuters TV journalist/ producer. Sometime garden designer.

Loves: gardening, travel, sea swimming, books, art.
Hates: Tory governments, bigots, racists and Southern Rail…

Member Rep (EC):

Gill Short 

Gill came to Lewes in 1973 and joined the local labour party at a time when the Town Council was labour controlled. She has always worked in the public services, firstly as a nurse and health visitor in London and became involved in education when she moved to Lewes. She started as a part-time lecturer at Lewes Technical College while her children were very small and finished in 2009 as a member of the senior management team of Sussex Downs College. In recent years she has become a more active member of Lewes Labour Party, having been a branch secretary; stood in local elections, worked as an agent, been a ward coordinator and the coordinator of our open meetings in Lewes.

Member Rep (EC):

Sam Pope


Belinda Chapman