Geoffrey Draper was elected district ouncillor for Chiddingly, East Hoathly & Waldron Ward (including Golden Cross and Halland).
Geoffrey says, “I am first and foremost a resident of this Ward, situated almost exactly equidistant between Chiddingly, East Hoathly and Waldron.
"I have been married to Karen for 36 years and am blessed with two wonderful boys.
"I graduated with a Masters Degree in Business Studies from the Central London Business School, now part of the University of Westminster. From there, I made my way to Brighton and successfully ran my own businesses for over 40 years.
"Having recently retired, I am now in the fortunate position of having the time and energy to immerse myself in my local area and help local people."