East Brighton ward stretches from the beach at Madeira Drive up to the Race Hill, and from the Queensway up to the hill overlooking Sheepcote Valley. It includes the Bristol Estate behind the hospital, Craven Vale, part of Kemp Town between Bloomsbury Place and Rock Place, along with Whitehawk and Manor Farm, covering around twelve thousand people in nearly six thousand homes.
Despite huge improvements in recent years it is still statistically the most deprived ward in Brighton and Hove. Over ten years of regeneration projects and funding under the previous government started to have an effect, particularly in reducing crime and anti-social behaviour. It has some of the best sea views in the city, some environmentally unique and sensitive open space around Whitehawk, strong communities and is home to the Racecourse and the city’s main hospital. It is well served by public transport and has many great small shops and restaurants around the St George’s Road area.