District Councillor for Arlington ward which includes Alciston, Berwick, Chalvington & Riper, Deanland, Selmeston and Laughton. David Watts was elected to Wealden District Council at a by-election in 2017. He is a member of the following council committees:
- Joint Planning Committee North and South
- Planning Committee South
- The Library
Chairman of Polegate Conservatives, and a former Mayor of Polegate, David remains a Town councillor for Polegate.