I feel the EU Referendum was a political watershed much like the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Velvet Revolutions in Eastern Europe in 1989.
I thought we should ask where our local politicians stood on the issue.
So I asked those representing Lewes Town on the three councils that manage local government to say how they voted.
Most were happy to respond, but three did not do so, as they have every right to do. It was, after all, a secret ballot. There are 27 seats on the three councils.
But some councillors have seats on more than one council.
So, there are 20 individuals concerned. Sixteen voted ‘Remain’, one ‘Leave’ and three ‘did not respond’.
The votes were as follows:
Cllr Annabella ASHBY (Lewes Town Council) – Remain
Cllr Janet BAAH (Lewes Town Council) – Remain
Cllr Adam BARKER (Lewes Town Council) – Remain
Cllr Amanda BOLT (Lewes Town Council) – Did not respond
Cllr Richard BURROWS (Lewes Town Council (LTC)) – Leave
Cllr Stephen Catlin (LTC & Lewes District Council (LDC)) – Remain
Cllr Michael CHARTIER (LTC &LDC) – Remain
Cllr Will ELLIOTT (LTC & LDC) – Remain
Cllr Huw JONES (LTC) – Remain
Cllr John LAMB (LTC) – Remain
Cllr Imogen MAKEPEACE (LTC) – Remain
Cllr Dr Graham MAYHEW (LTC) – Remain
Cllr Merlin MILNER (LTC) – Remain
Cllr Roger MURRAY (LTC) – Remain
Cllr Susan MURRAY (LTC & LDC) – Remain
Cllr Ruth O’KEEFFE (LTC, LDC & East Sussex County Council (ESCC)) – Did not respond
Cllr Tony ROWELL (LTC & LDC) – Did not respond
Cllr Esther WATTS (LTC) – Remain
Cllr Joanna Carter (LDC) – Remain
Cllr Rosalyn St Pierre (ESCC) – Remain
Did not respond: 3
Old Malling Way, Lewes