Cllr. Nick Taylor, WITHDEAN WARD
A new young Councillor born and bred in Brighton with a particular interest in schools
Member of the Audit and Standards Committee, the Children, Young People and Skills Committee, the Health Overview & Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee and the Education Trusts Committee. Also, member of the Joint Children Young People and Skills and Health and Wellbeing Board and the Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education
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Landline – 01273 945757
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Office Address – First Floor,1 Blatchington Road, Hove, BN3 3YP
Surgeries take place:
1st Saturday of the month: Westdene Library, 11-12, 2nd Monday of the month: Westdene Church Hall, 6 -7pm and the 4th Monday of the month: Crowhurst Hall, 4 – 5pm
Nick is a Parliamentary Researcher to the MP for Eastbourne and has recently completed a Master’s degree at the LSE focusing on the political economy of the colonies of settlement and the settler states of Southern Africa in the twentieth century.
Nick’s current positions on the Council are Member of the Audit and Standards, Member of the Children’s, Young People and Skills Committees and a Member of the Health, Overview and Scrutiny Committee.
Nick supports the work of Keep the Ridge Green, the Local Action team, TWEACK and Friends of Westdene Green, who are trying to save the barn on the Green.
His outside interests include cooking, travelling and socializing. One of triplets, Nick was born in Brighton and lived here all of his life. He attended Longhill, Varndean Sixth Form in Withdean Ward before going to the LSE for five years.
Nick’s proudest political moment to date is promoting a Notice of Motion with the unanimous support of the Council in December 2015 calling for greater attention on the issue of multiple births who suffer from higher rates of still birth and abnormality.
Nick is particularly interested in education and his vision is to improve schools to develop a meaningful choice for parents. Reducing the capacity crisis in school places and to give every child a good start in life, particularly to disadvantaged pupils who continue to perform less well compared to non-disadvantaged pupils. He wants to improve standards so that all our children can compete with the best school in the Country.