Cllr Keith Glazier

Leader of East Sussex County Council

Leader of East Sussex County Council - Cllr Keith Glazier, member for Rye and Eastern Rother, covering the parishes of East Guldeford ; Icklesham ; Iden ; Pett ; Playden ; and Rye.

The Leader has overall political control of the Council, although many key decisions are delegated to other senior councillors (Lead Members). The Leader is elected for a four year term by the Council at the first meeting following an election.

Being a county councillor offers you the chance to debate and take the lead on issues of local and national importance.

Cllr Glazier represent East Sussex County Council on the South East Local Enterprise Partnership – one of 39 partnerships set up across the country by the government to be the key bodies determining strategic economic priorities while making investments and delivering activities to drive growth and create local jobs.

Born and raised in this area, I wanted to change things for the better for people living in the east of the county. I was first elected councillor for Winchelsea, now the Rye & Eastern Rother division in 1997. The name may have changed but this area still has a shortage of regeneration opportunities and needs a better infrastructure to develop.I was bI originally worked on local issues as a parish councillor. The chairman of Icklesham Parish Council convinced me that councillors at all levels can make a difference.

Working as a full-time councillor and Leader meant I had to give up my plumbing and heating business; but council business is very rewarding and I have come to realise you can achieve anything if you stick at it. I am proud that refocusing social services away from long-term care to intermediate care has helped a lot of people to stay in their own homes for longer.



A message from Keith Glazier


"Every home and every business in East Sussex has been hit by Covid-19 - often severely.


INCREASED funding from Government is needed to protect vital council services, a report has warned. East Sussex County Council’s State of the County report details that the authority will face a budget gap of up to £15 million in 2020/21, if additional funding is not made available.


COUNCIL leaders in the county will meet next week to discuss proposals for service changes and funding across East Sussex next year, in the context of uncertainty and a difficult financial outlook over the next three years.


Leaders from East Sussex have taken the case for fair funding right to the heart of Government. Cllr Keith Glazier and Cllr David Elkin, leader and deputy leader of East Sussex County Council, met Liz Truss MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury on Thursday (December 6), to explain the pressures the


Deputy Leader of East Sussex County Council, Cllr David Elkin, gives us an update on news from County Hall where funding remains a concern.


Wealden MP Nus Ghani recently met with the leader of East Sussex County Council (ESCC), Cllr Keith Glazier. Nus and Cllr Glazier discussed a wide range of issues affecting Wealden and East Sussex, including funding for Wealden schools and adult social care, as well as discussing how to work toget


A REPORT kick-starting the next three years of business and financial planning looks ahead and presents a realistic picture of the baseline-only council services which may be offered in the face of intense pressures on East Sussex's finances

See Also

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Wealden District Council Leader, District Councillor for Frant and Wadhurst
County Councillor for Wealden NE and Lead Member for Education and Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disability
Deputy Chairman (Political) of Wealden Conservatives

East Sussex County Councillor for Wealden North East
Wealden District Councillor for Wadhurst and Council Leader
a Deputy Chairman of Wealden Conservatives

Nick Bennett

East Sussex County Councillor for Arlington, East Hoathly and Hellingly; Deputy Leader and Lead Member for Resources

East Sussex County Councillor for Arlington, East Hoathly and Hellingly, Nick is Lead Member for Transport and Environment.

Cllr Bill Bentley

East Sussex County Councillor for Wealden East

East Sussex County Councillor for Wealden East covering the parishes of Heathfield & Waldron ; Herstmonceux ; Hooe ; Horam ; Ninfield ; Warbleton ; Wartling -- Lead Member for Communities and Safety.

Cllr Bob Bowdler

County Councillor for Hailsham Market
District Councillor for Horam & Punnetts Town

I was first elected for Heathfield East in May 2015, and also elected to the county council in 2017.  

Cllr Chris Dowling

County Councillor for Uckfield South with Framfield
Association President
Chairman of Uckfield Conservatives

A vice-president of Wealden Conservatives, Cllr Chris Dowling is the elected county councillor for Uckfield South with Framfield including Ridgewood.

Cllr Claire Dowling

County Councillor for Uckfield North
District Councillor for Uckfield New Town Ward, with Helen Firth

East Sussex County Councillor for Uckfield North
Wealden District Councillor for Uckfield Central
Chairman of Uckfield Conservatives

Cllr Gerard Fox

East Sussex County Councillor for Hailsham New Town, Cllr Gerard Fox has lived in Wealden from childhood, attending local schools before studying Economics and Politics at Bristol. He has worked in both large and small businesses, and today runs a small farm with his wife. 

Cllr Roy Galley

County Councillor for Maresfield and Buxted
District Councillor for Danehill & Fletching
Ashdown Forest Branch - Deputy Chairman, Political

Roy Galley is the East Sussex County Councillor for Maresfield and Buxted, representing the parishes of Buxted ; Danehill ; Fletching ; part of Forest Row ; Isfield ; Maresfield -- and Wealden District Council member for  Danehill, Fletching & Nutley.

Cllr Rupert Simmons

East Sussex County Councillor for Heathfield and Mayfield, Cllr Richard Simmons is the Lead Member for Economy and appointed to the following outside bodies: