Francis Whetstone

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Francis Whetstone is a Conservative Party Councillor for Forest row on East Sussex County Council.[1] Along with his wife Linda Whetstone Francis has been associated with the UK branch of the Atlas Economic Research foundation athe organisation set up by Linda Whetstone's father Antony Fisher.[2]

Biographical Information

History

Whetstone writes the following of himself:

I was elected councillor for Forest Row in 1997, having moved to Sussex in 1969... I have been involved in politics since 1955 when I helped a friend of my father who was standing in the safe Labour seat of Hackney central... The division which I represent is not my community. Given its size, it is not a community and it would be most arrogant of me to consider it to be mine. There is satisfaction in being able to help a resident.[3]
I am a retired former employee of a Lloyds Underwriting Syndicate writing fire insurance in the Room at Lloyds. I keep myself busy by working in the garden and on the farm.[4]

Current activities

Views

Affiliations

The 27th 'International workshop' of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation was held during the 'blustery "spring" of southeastern England at the Ashdown Park Hotel, childhood home of Atlans founder Sir Antony Fisher[5] Both Franci and Linda Whetstone attended and:

At the conclusion of the program, participants received an unexpected "extra". Linda and francis Whetstone of Atlas-UK invited all to dinner and explorations at their country home, Bassetts M<anor. The visiting cattle ranchers from the US exchanged notes with the Whetstones on their cattle, horse and hay operations. the rest of the group took in the scenery and fine dining. many thinks to our generous hosts![6]


Financial Interests

  • Business carried on by me
I am a partner with my wife in a farming [landowners] business at Bassetts Manor, Hartfield, Sussex TN7 4LA. We let the farm and most of the farm buildings for farming or as dwellings and workshops. We will be in receipt of the single payment when that scheme starts
  • [Name(s) of Company/ies of which I am a remunerated director]
F&L Whetstone, Bassetts Manor, Hartfield, East Sussex TN7 4LA
  • Address or other description (sufficient to identify the location) of any land in which I have a beneficial interest and which is in the area of the authority
My wife and I live and own land and buildings at Bassetts Manor, Hartfield, Sussex TN7 4LA. There is a mortgage on the house but not the land.[7]


References

  1. East Sussex County Council Councillor Francis Whetstone, accessed 3 April 2009
  2. Atlas Network Biotechnology, Environmentalism, and the Internet, Highlights, Spring 1996, p. 3-4
  3. East Sussex County Council About Me: Councillor Francis Whetstone, accessed 3 April 2009
  4. East Sussex County Council About Me: Councillor Francis Whetstone, accessed 3 April 2009
  5. Atlas Network Biotechnology, Environmentalism, and the Internet, Highlights, Spring 1996, p. 3-4
  6. Atlas Network Biotechnology, Environmentalism, and the Internet, Highlights, Spring 1996, p. 3-4
  7. East Sussex County Council Councillors' financial interests: Councillor Francis Whetstone, accessed 3 April 2009