Councillor Benedict Dempsey

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Party: Liberal Democrats

Ward: Hassocks

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Contact information

Home address: 
c/o Mid Sussex District Council
Oaklands Road
Haywards Heath
RH16 1SS

Phone:  07880 747 575

Bus. email:

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Committee appointments

Term of Office

  • 07/05/2019 -

Additional Information

I grew up in Haywards Heath, attending Warden Park School and Haywards Heath Sixth Form College before going to Oxford University.  I lived in London for ten years before returning to Sussex to live in Hassocks in 2010. 


I work in international development and environment policy and have worked for more than ten years for charities including Save the Children and Mercy Corps.  I am currently completing my PhD at the University   in approaches to nature conservation.  I am particularly interested in making sure people of Mid Sussex are linked effectively with environmental protection and sustainability.  This was one of the main reasons I wanted to become a councillor and I was successfully elected in May 2019.