Eastbourne Conservatives jumped at the “Rule of six” to meet and announce new Eastbourne resident, Lord Lawson, as patron of the Conservative Association.

Cllr. Colin Belsey, Chairman of The Eastbourne Conservative Association said,” The Association are delighted that Lord Lawson has moved to Eastbourne and even more so that he has accepted the role of Patron, we look forward to working closely with him when we are free of the current lockdown situation.”

Caroline Ansell M.P. for Eastbourne and Willingdon added,

“I was delighted to have the opportunity to meet Lord Lawson who has newly made Eastbourne his home.

“There is no doubt he was a giant of British politics in the 1980s and his wisdom and experience shone through as we talked.

“It was also good for me to discuss my hopes and ambitions for our town as we start to recover from the pandemic.

“To hear Nigel speak of his time in office as Chancellor and his work with Eastbourne’s much-loved and missed former MP Ian Gow was fascinating and I look forward to many chats in the times to come.”

Enjoying the spring sunshine in his son’s garden at Eastbourne College, Lord Lawson, former Chancellor of the Exchequer, praised the attractions of Eastbourne and referred to former MP, Ian Gow, as “his best friend in Parliament.”

Pictured: Lord Lawson with Caroline Ansell MP, Colin Belsey, Association Chairman, and Robert Smart, Leader of Eastbourne Conservative Councillors.