Michael Chater, West Itchenor West Sussex

I have known Ian Chisnall over many years and have no hesitation in recommending him to carry out a position of responsibility in public service. His work in ‘Churches Together in Sussex’ has embodied his wide community concern and this was no more apparent than in the work he conducted during the decade of existence of the South East England Regional Assembly. He not only contributed to support the voluntary bodies but, as a strong and articulate voice on The Executive was recognized for his community advocacy and reflective cooperation with both the Voluntary Bodies and the Principal Authority Members within the Assembly. This was ultimately recognized by his election as a Deputy Chairman with wider responsibility as a voice in regional government matters covered by SEERA. His working relationship with colleagues and his political awareness was underpinned by his professional approach and integrity.

Ian is hard working , attentive to the issues raised by colleagues and whilst he is his own man he takes regard to public opinion. On the basis of my knowledge of his character, I am happy to endorse his candidacy.

Cllr Michael Chater OBE, FRSA is chairman of West Itchenor Parish Council