Your Liberal Democrat county councillors


West Sussex County Council runs things like education, roads, social care, libraries, waste management and trading standards.

Of the 70 West Sussex County Council seats, 11 are Liberal Democrats – which makes the Lib Dems the largest minority party.


Richard Plowman

Councillor Kate O'Kelly

Phone: 07979 522299

It’s a real honour to represent Midhurst on West Sussex County Council since May 2017.  I have lived and worked in the area for over 20 years.  I was a GP in Chichester for 10 years whilst also working at Brighton and Sussex Medical School.  Since 2011, I have worked with patients with dementia as an old age psychiatrist.  More recently I have become a West Sussex magistrate.



Richard Plowman

Councillor Julian Joy

Phone: 07789 170015

I was delighted to be elected as County Councillor in May 2021. I have lived and worked in Chichester my entire life. I am an architect and a design quality assessor, focussing on housing, education and hospitals. Climate change and how we shape our cities, towns, green spaces and buildings to make them carbon-neutral and affordable, for everybody, is at the heart of everything I do.

I’m thrilled to have recently been voted as the Deputy Mayor for Chichester.



Richard Plowman

Councillor Andrew Kerry-Bedell

Phone: 07899 741939

It was a privilege to be elected as County Councillor for Bourne division in November 2021.  As a local resident, I have been fighting Bourne’s corner since creating fight harbour sewage spills and setting up an action group to defend local green spaces from developers.  I have worked for many years as a business consultant and am working with the Local Enterprise Partnership to support local companies, especially those affected by the pandemic.