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The Deputy Mayor of Worthing

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Deputy Mayor of the Borough of Worthing

Cllr Lionel Harman

2019-20 Deputy Mayor of Worthing Cllr Lionel Harman

Lionel is originally from Brighton and he moved to Bognor Regis in 1992 for work.

Sixteen years ago, he met Karen and they have now been married for 14 years and during that time they moved to Worthing. Between them they have 4 children and 6 grandchildren.

Lionel worked for over 35 years as a Retail Manager, running a variety of shops of different sizes and types and he spent 17 years with the Coop.

Most of Lionel's time these days is focused on Ward work, volunteering at 2 schools in Worthing or selling Hot Tubs.

He is also a Trustee for Southdowns Leisure and TS Vanguard the Worthing branch of the Sea Cadets.

Lionel was first elected as a councillor in Castle Ward in May 2015 and was then re-elected in 2019.

Lionel said:

“The reason I wanted to be a councillor was to have the opportunity to give something back to the community in which I live and as Deputy Mayor I am looking forward in the coming months to making a positive impact on our Town. I am also looking forward to working with and supporting the Mayor Cllr Hazel Thorpe in her Mayoral year. Together we will promote our caring people and our great town by the sea.”

See also: Cllr Lionel Harman's webpage

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Deputy Mayoress of the Borough of Worthing

Councillor Karen Harman

2019-20 Deputy Mayoress of Worthing Cllr Karen Harman

Karen was born in Kent and went to school in Dartford.

Her family moved to Ferring in 1977 and she attended Worthing 6th Form College to obtain the O-Levels needed to enter the School of Nursing in Shoreham and trained as a Nurse between Worthing and Southlands Hospitals.

Karen also worked for a while at Harefield Hospital gaining experience during the pioneering years of heart transplant surgery.

After the birth of her children she started working in a nursing home as a Nursing Home Manager.

In 2003 Karen met Lionel and they were married in 2005. She says they are fortunate that all their children all got on well together from the start and they now have a great family including 6 grandchildren. Everything they do is about family life and through her politics Karen's aim is to improve this for all residents and to make Worthing a better place for all future generations.

In 2018 Karen was also elected as a councillor for the Castle Ward in Worthing.

Karen said:

“I am really looking forward to supporting Lionel in his role as the Deputy Mayor.”

See also: Cllr Karen Harman's webpage

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