Cllr Budden has been Chair of Liss Parish Council since May 2021, following a first 4-year term May 2013 to May 2017. Cllr Budden has lived in Liss for most of his life and joined Liss Parish Council in 2009. He was most recently elected in the uncontested Parish Council Elections for Liss in May 2023. As Chair Cllr Budden is a member of all committees, including Staff Committee, and sits on the Village Centre Steering Group. Cllr Budden is LPC appointee to the Liss, Greatham and Hawkley Friendship Fund and Hills To Harbour Rail Partnership (which he chairs).