Candidate for St Mary's ward, Adur District Council
Jeremy Gardner worked as a reporter on the Shoreham Herald newspaper before moving to other papers and then to the NHS.
His work in the health service included a focus on making the NHS listen more and to respond more to the views of patients and local communities. He is currently on the board of an independent West Sussex organisation that helps people to raise issues with NHS and social care organisations.
Jeremy lives in Shoreham but over the past year has been a co-opted member of Lancing Parish Council and an active member of its Climate Emergency working group. He successfully argued against the parish council raising its part of the council tax this year, believing that many in the community are facing enough financial hardship right now.
Jeremy believes Adur council should listen more to local people and properly consult before making decisions that affect tenants, homeowners and businesses.
He is married with two grown up children and two grandchildren born under lockdown!