The Levett family intermarried with other Sussex families, including the Gildredges, the Eversfields, the Popes, the Ashburnhams, the Adams, and the Chaloners.

A seal with his arms belonging to John de Livet, Lord of Firle, was found at Eastbourne in 1851.

The parliamentary constituency of Seaford was a notorious rotten borough until its disenfranchisement in the Reform Act 1832 when it was incorporated into the Lewes constituency.

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The town council has 20 members, four elected by each of five wards.

The Seaford Community Partnership is a body incorporating representatives drawn from all three tiers of local government and from local civic groups.

From 1894 to 1974 Seaford was an urban district run by Seaford Urban District Council.

In the local government reorganisation of 1974 it became an unparished area which was part of the Lewes District Council area.

Local legend has it that Seaford residents would, on occasion, cause ships to run aground by placing fake harbour lights on the cliffs.

Seaford's fortunes revived in the 19th century with the arrival of the railway connecting the town to Lewes and London.The Ouse valley was a wide tidal estuary with its mouth nearly closed by a shingle bar, but the tidal mudflats and salt marshes have been "inned" (protected from the tidal river by dykes) to form grassy freshwater marshes (grazing marsh).To the north the town faces the chalk downland of the South Downs, and along the coast to the east are the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs, and Beachy Head.This made Seaford attractive to watersports enthusiasts (since water visibility was good and there was a rapid drop-off into deep water) but it discouraged more general seaside visitors.So in 1987 a massive beach replenishment operation was carried out, in which around 1 million tonnes of material was dredged from sandbanks out to sea and deposited on the shore.The partnership seeks to advise on long term development strategy for the town.