Labour and Co-Op members have been busy this week campaigning in East Brighton ward. The by-election on the 18th October was caused when well respected Labour Co-Op councillor, Craig Turton was forced to resign due to ill health.
On Tuesday, Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Caroline Flint joined Labour Co-Op candidate Chaun Wilson, Cllr Gill Mitchell and Cllr Warren Morgan to canvas local residents. This weekend saw 40 people out delivering 3,000 leaflets and canvassing.
Chaun has a wealth of experience to bring to Brighton & Hove council. She currently works for a leading social care provider in Sussex which supports over 4,000 vulnerable adults and helps them lead their lives to the full. She is part of the Senior Management team and has responsibility for all supported housing across West Sussex.
A campaigner for equalities and the LGBT community, Chaun previously worked for the Albert Kennedy Trust which provides mentoring and support for vulnerable and homeless LGBT teenagers and young people. She also ran a 17 bed women’s refuge as part of the Blenheim Project.
On being selected to run in East Brighton, Chaun said “It is a real privilege to be selected to stand in the forthcoming by-election and if elected I will represent the members of the city with dedication and great pride”.
Cllr Warren Morgan said about Chaun “Her skills and experience will be of huge value in the ward as Conservative government cuts to welfare support for the most vulnerable start to bite.