Cllr Budden is Vice-Chair of Liss Parish Council. Cllr Budden has lived in Liss for most of his life and joined Liss Parish Council in 2009 (he was subsequently elected in the uncontested Parish Council Elections for Liss in May 2019). He has served as Chair of the Buildings Committee, Chair of the Pavilion Development Group and Chair of the Council from 2013-2017. He is currently a member of all sub-committees, including Staff Committee, and is Chair of the Planning Committee.
In addition to his parish council duties, Mr Budden is Chairman of East Hampshire District Council and District Councillor for Liss, together with being a trustee of the Liss, Greatham and Hawkley Friendship Fund and the Coryton Alms Houses Trust. He is also East Hampshire's representative on the South East Hampshire and Fareham and Gosport NHS Clinical Commissioning Group.
Outside of council, Cllr Budden runs a successful Internet based publishing company.