MATTHEW LOCK (Conservative): Matthew has been a councillor for St Helens ward since 1999.
He is the leader of the Conservative Group on Hastings Borough Council. He is married with adult children. Matthew is also a county councillor.
Key issues: worked with residents to set up St Helen’s Residents Association; two eyesore sites started to get cleaned up; working with local schools to improve road safety; as group leader, Matthew is keen to move Hastings forward.