The collapse in services, or even basic phone contact since Lewes Council merged its administration with Eastbourne is probably the key district council election issue people need to think about when voting.
The Eye has examined the statements of the various parties and the independents standing in Lewes and has contacted them to clarify if things didn’t seem clear
Here is what they think:
CONSERVATIVES- support the merger
GREENS- oppose the merger
LABOUR- oppose the merger
LIBERAL DEMOCRATS- support the merger
INDEPENDENTS IN LEWES TOWN:
Ruth O’ Keeffe, Stephen Catlin both oppose the merger
Susan Murray thinks it may be too late to be stopped, but wants councilor review before it goes any further.
Graham Mayhew no reply
(They Eye was not able to survey independents in other areas)
See what staff at the council think here
The Lewes Eye will run more articles on the merger after the election, including an article on the ways Lewes council will discipline members of the public who complain about its services.