Chris Deane was a longstanding and much-loved member of the Folkestone and Hythe Constituency Labour Party. He served as Secretary and Chair for FHCLP, building and inspiring our membership in order to create the success we have seen over the last seven to eight years.
He was an experienced election agent, with two highly successful General Election campaigns under his belt – our local candidate Laura Davison significantly reduced the majority of the local Tory MP in 2017 and held ground in the 2019 election.
As a former teacher and headteacher, Chris felt strongly about the importance of public services, with both education and the health service being among the issues he had a strong interest in.
Chris was standing for election on a platform of demanding more for local people from our County Council, meaning better social care, more investment in roads, transport and local infrastructure.
He fully supported the case for a sustainable approach to ‘Building Back Different’ as our communities began the process of moving towards an end to the full lockdown and believed firmly that we should be looking for a new approach that is more inclusive and leaves no-one behind.