Brighton & Hove News

Here you will find the latest news about Brighton & Hove.

Labour’s call to ban payday lenders from council computers

The Labour group on Brighton and Hove City Council proposed a successful motion at full council to ban residents from accessing payday loan websites via council computers. Councillor Chaun Wilson called on the council to block access to websites like […]

Brighton Students Union Sign Up To Home Sweet Home

The Home Sweet Home campaign’s mission is to clean-up the rental market in the city and fight for a fairer deal for tenants. The campaign affects students as much as anyone so the Home Sweet Home team has taken the […]

NO MORE DELAYS ON NEW HOSPITAL SAY LABOUR

Labour are asking why there is still no decision from the Government on funding the redevelopment of the Royal Sussex County NHS Hospital, two years after planning permission was granted and two years after a cross-party council motion calling for […]

Martin Perry to stand for Labour in the 2015 local elections for Labour

Former Albion Chief Executive Martin Perry will be standing for Labour at next year’s city council elections. Welcoming Martin Perry’s decision to be a Labour council candidate, local Labour leader Cllr Warren Morgan said: “I’m delighted that Martin Perry is […]

Why allotments matter to our city’s residents

South Portslade councillor and Labour’s spokesperson on the Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee, Alan Robins, blogs about why allotments matter to residents, and how they contribute to our city. As an allotment holder for many years, I was delighted to see […]

Labour Co-op Group leader hails budget as victory for common sense

Leader of the Labour and Co-operative Group on Brighton and Hove City Council, Warren Morgan commenting after the budget was agreed today said: This is a victory for common sense and the right decision for the city. We have set […]

Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Kemptown and Peacehaven supports NHS staff over pay cuts

Nancy Platts, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven will be joining NHS staff at their protest over pay cuts outside the Royal Sussex County Hospital at 11am on Monday 3rd March. The protest is to highlight the proposal […]

Labour reverse Green Party cuts to Pride – speech by Councillor Chaun Wilson

Councillor Chaun Wilson spoke in favour of the Labour and Co-Operative Party amendment at last nights budget council meeting – to protect funding for Pride in the city from proposed cuts by the Green Party. Thank you madam mayor I […]

Labour seek to block council tax rise while protecting services for children, people with learning disabilities and park users.

Labour will block the £5 a month council tax rise and reverse several of the cuts to services planned by the Greens in their Budget, it is revealed today. Labour Leader Councillor Warren Morgan said: “The Green Budget is a […]

Labour calls on Caroline Lucas to get her house in order

Labour is asking Green MP Caroline Lucas to get her councillors to stop their infighting for the good of the city. Leader of the Labour Group on the city council Cllr Warren Morgan said: “It is time Caroline Lucas said […]

Rethink needed on plans to axe 80 East Sussex firefighters say Brighton, Hove & Hastings Labour

Rethink needed on plans to axe 80 East Sussex firefighters say Labour’s Parliamentary candidates Purna Sen (Brighton Pavilion), Peter Kyle (Hove and Portslade), Nancy Platts (Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven) and Sarah Owen ( Hastings and Rye). Moves to cut 80 […]

Road Safety Day At St Peter’s School Portslade

Zak the Zebra, mascot of road safety charity Brake, galloped into South Portslade for St Peter’s School road safety day today. Councillors Les Hamilton and Alan Robins were there to help – as was Deputy Leader of the Labour Group, […]

Concern over changes to 81 bus route.

Labour’s Parliamentary candidate for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven, Nancy Platts, attended a community meeting of over 300 concerned residents on Monday at St Luke’s Church regarding the proposed changes to the 81,81a and 81b bus route. Commenting, Nancy said: “It […]

Labour seek to reverse Green cuts as cost of referendum nears a million

Labour councillors have announced they will try to reverse some of the worst cuts in the Green council budget, whilst blocking the proposed £5 a month rise in council tax. The news comes as the costs of holding a referendum, […]

Could represent the views of young people in Brighton and Hove?

Brighton and Hove Young Labour is the youth wing of the Brighton, Hove and District Labour Party which all members aged 14- 26 are automatically a part of. On Thursday 13th February, at our official launch, we will be electing […]

Statement from the Labour and Co-operative Group on a caretaker administration for Brighton and Hove City Council.

The Labour Group has set out its proposals for a caretaker administration, should the Labour motion of no-confidence in the Green administration pass on January 30th and the Green leadership subsequently resign: “If our no confidence motion against the Green […]

Proposed Tax Rise Shows It’s Time For Greens To Hand Over Responsibility

Labour’s parliamentary candidates, Peter Kyle (Hove and Portslade), Nancy Platts (Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven) and Purna Sen (Brighton Pavilion) issued the following joint statement in response to the Green Party’s proposal to increase council tax by 4.75%. “It shames our city […]

Labour say enough is enough as the Greens force a referendum on council tax rise

Responding to the announcement by the Green-led administration to raise council tax by 4.75%, triggering a referendum costing £100,000, leader of Brighton and Hove Labour Group, Warren Morgan said: ““It is the basic duty of a council administration to set […]

Cost of Living Crisis grows in Brighton and Hove

Commenting on news that unemployment in Brighton and Hove is at its highest levels since 1997, Leader of the Labour and Co-operative Group Cllr Warren Morgan said “these Government figures are very worrying, and underline the problems with the low-wage […]

Labour’s Parliamentary Candidates lend their support to Small Business Saturday

Parliamentary candidates Nancy Platts (Kemptown and Peacehaven), Peter Kyle (Hove and Porstlade) and Purna Sen (Brighton Pavilion) have all lend their support to Small Business Saturday on 7th December. Based on the event in the US was brought to the UK […]

LABOUR GETS ‘ABLE AND WILLING’ PLEDGE FROM COUNCIL

The Labour and Co-operative Group on Brighton and Hove Council have secured a commitment from council officers to look again at ways in which the Council can support the Able and Willing service, a social enterprise supporting people with disabilities. […]

Nancy Platts delighted with ‘Accompanied Kids Go Free Day’ announcement

Brighton & Hove Buses will offer free travel to accompanied under 16′s and Bus ID holders on Saturday 7th December in a move designed to attract more families to come into Brighton & Hove to shop and eat on Small […]

Young Voter Survey Launches in Brighton and Hove

Thousands of students and young voters are being asked what issues matter most to them by Labour’s parliamentary candidates in Brighton and Hove. The survey is being launched on Saturday 30th November and will ask students to say what issues are most important […]

The elderly and disabled to be hit hardest by £24 million cut in council funding in Brighton and Hove

Services for the elderly and vulnerable adults are likely to be reduced as Brighton and Hove City Council face a £24m cut to council funding by the Tory-led government. Responding to proposals of far-reaching cuts and changes to the way […]

Cllr. Anne Pissaridou

Anne Pissaridou is the councillor for Wish ward. She is Group spokesperson on the Children & Young People committee. Contact information Correspondence address: King’s House Grand Avenue Hove BN3 2LS Bus. phone: 01273 291153 Email: anne.pissaridou@brighton-hove.gcsx.gov.uk  

Crossing Campaigners Celebrate Milestone In Portslade

Parents of children attending St Peter’s School, Portslade have won an assurance from Brighton and Hove City Council that Church Road will be re-assessed for the provision of a crossing. At present there is no where allowing parents and children […]

Labour urges residents to shop local and support Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is a grass-roots campaign that encourages people to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities, it’s an initiative started in 2010 in the US, where last year, Small Business Saturday achieved $5.5 billion (£3.5 billion […]

Labour urges council to lead the way on Living Wage

With next week marking National Living Wage Week, Brighton and Hove Labour have called on the Council to show leadership in supporting the push for a living wage across the City. The Brighton and Hove Living Wage Campaign, led by […]

Labour urges council to back Small Business Saturday

Brighton and Hove Labour are calling on the City Council to give their backing to Small Business Saturday, a day aimed at encouraging people to shop locally and support small and independent businesses, on December 7th. The Labour and Co-operative […]

Labour open up a big lead over Tories and Greens in shock Brighton and Hove poll

Labour are set to win control of Brighton and Hove City Council in the next local elections, a new local opinion poll shows. Labour has opened up a huge 13% lead over the Conservatives, with the Greens falling from first […]

Brighton & Hove Labour launch campaign to freeze energy bills

Labour’s campaign to freeze energy bills will kick off in Brighton and Hove this Saturday when activists and candidates gather on the seafront to show their support for Freeze That Bill. Labour’s General Election candidates Nancy Platts, Purna Sen and […]

Police Commissioner tax rise shows Tory funding policy for local services unsustainable

Brighton and Hove Labour today said Sussex’s Tory Police Commissioner’s plans to put up Council Tax shows the failure of her Government’s policy of slashing funding for key local services while at the same time demanding a freeze in Council […]

Closure Of Air Pollution Monitoring Stations Must Not Go Ahead, says Labour’s Anneliese Dodds

A week of action is taking place across the South East to campaign against the possible closure of air pollution monitoring stations in Reading, Portsmouth, Oxford, Chatham and Brighton. Labour’s South East MEP candidate Anneliese Dodds is opposing any closures […]

Councillor welcomes long awaited start of construction on Gala Bingo site

Labour and Co-operative Councillor for Wish Ward Anne Pissaridou has welcomed the news that developers are set to start work on the former Gala Bingo site on Portland Road , Hove, on October 6th. The site, which was acquired for […]

Councillor to mark centenary of Stoneham Park

Labour and Co-operative Councillor for Wish Ward Anne Pissaridou is calling on the local community to join her in celebrating Stoneham Park’s 100th Birthday at its special Centenary Festival being held this Saturday in the park. Councillor Pissaridou, who has […]

Labour: Greens are failing the city on housing

Brighton and Hove Labour Group have today slammed the minority Green Council administration as not being up to the task of solving the city’s housing needs, after it was revealed the administration had not even managed to deliver a quarter […]

Labour councillor calls for community say to keep Hanover & Elm Grove Tidy

Labour and Co-operative Councillor for Hanover and Elm Grove Emma Daniel has called for the Council to give residents in her ward their say on introducing new measures that could help make the ward more tidy. Having spoken extensively to […]

Brighton and Hove Labour call for the badger cull to be axed

Brighton and Hove Labour have today called for the Government to axe their plans to cull badgers across the UK to tackle Bovine TB in cattle, despite scientific evidence showing a cull would not be effective in halting the spread of the disease. The Labour Party […]

Nancy Platts bids to save Beacon Hill

The famous hill with the well-known Rottingdean Windmill is under threat from two- wheeled machines charging all over this stunning landscape. Nancy Platts, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Kemptown and Peacehaven, has appealed to politicians in Brighton to support her in […]

Miliband’s plans will deliver for Brighton and Hove

Councillor Warren Morgan, Leader of the Labour and Cooperative Group in Brighton and Hove, has today welcomed the clear policy pledges made by Ed Miliband during Labour Conference in the city. Ed made a series of major policy announcements, included […]

Pledge to axe the bedroom tax praised by Brighton and Hove Labour

Brighton and Hove Labour have today applauded Ed Miliband’s pledge that the party would axe the Tory-led Government’s controversial ‘bedroom tax’ if Labour win the 2015 General Election. The policy, introduced by the Government in April, has seen nearly 1,000 […]

Introducing our Parliamentary Candidates in Labour News

Through out September, members and supporters of Brighton, Hove and District Labour Party will be delivering Labour News. You can also read them here: Peter Kyle Hove and Portslade   Purna Sen Brighton Pavilion   Nancy Platts Kemptown and Peacehaven

Labour backs Stonewall Campaign to tackle Homophobia in football

Brighton and Hove Labour have thrown their support behind Stonewall’s campaign to tackle homophobia in football and are urging Brighton and Hove Albion to take part this coming weekend. Stonewall are calling for football players across both England and Scotland […]

Labour calls for Greens to get a grip – or quit.

Following further splits in the ruling Green Group on Brighton and Hove City Council over controversial council tax plans, Labour Group Leader has issued a call for Green councillors to “get a grip, or quit”. Green Party proposals to increase […]

Purna Sen selected as Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Brighton Pavilion

Purna Sen has been selected to stand in Brighton Pavilion as the Labour Party candidate for the 2015 general election, South East Labour can reveal. Purna lives in the city and has campaigned for equality and justice in the UK […]

Labour acts to remove Green Party majority on key Council Committees

The Labour and Co-operative Group of councillors on Brighton and Hove City Council has today moved to take away Green Party control of the council’s two most powerful committees; Policy & Resources Committee, and Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee. Labour’s […]

Celebrating the 65th birthday of the NHS

This weekend thousands of Labour supporters will be out in Brighton and Hove carrying a simple message: only One Nation Labour will repeal David Cameron’s Health Act and put NHS values, not Tory values, back at the heart of our […]

Recycling down and emissions up: Labour Councillors slam poor environmental record of Green Council.

A report due to be discussed by Brighton & Hove City Council’s Policy and Resources Committee on 11th July shows recycling rates hitting their lowest point since 2008. The ‘City Performance Report’ demonstrates that recycling rates have fallen from 29.5% […]

Nancy Platts selected as Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven

Nancy Platts has been selected as Labour’s candidate for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven. Ms Platts topped the ballot of Labour Party members and will contest the Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven Parliamentary seat, where a 1.6% swing is required for Labour […]

Dr Peter Kyle selected as Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Hove and Portslade

Dr Peter Kyle has been selected as Labour’s candidate for the next General Election. Dr Kyle topped the ballot of Labour Party members and will contest the Hove and Portslade Parliamentary seat for the Labour Party, where a 1.9% swing […]

Labour and Co-operative Leader Cllr Warren Morgan calls for all involved in the City Clean dispute to avoid a strike

Labour and Co-operative Leader Cllr Warren Morgan has again called on all involved in the Cityclean dispute to avoid a strike planned for next week: “Of course we support the right of Cityclean workers to strike following a legitimate ballot. […]

Labour and Co-operative Party candidate for Hanover & Elm Grove – Emma Daniel

So, its happened, I have been selected as a candidate for our local council by-election. The area is Hanover and Elm Grove in Brighton. I live just across the road from the ward and my little girl is in reception […]

Former Brighton MP backs Labour’s candidate for Hanover and Elm Grove

Labour’s candidate for Hanover and Elm Grove Emma Daniel has won the backing of respected former Brighton MP David Lepper. David, who was the Labour and Cooperative MP for Brighton Pavilion for thirteen years, said that Emma has a proven […]

Hanover & Elm Grove by-election: 3 ways to help in 3 days

On Saturday, Labour chose Emma Daniel as their candidate in the Hanover and Elm Grove by-election on July 11th.  Passionate about equalities, Emma combines her work and political activism with family life, often bringing her step son and little girl, who goes […]

Brighton, Hove and District Labour Party – Women’s Forum Meeting

On 23 May we held the second meeting of the Women’s Forum. There were two main topics of discussion – the impact of austerity on local women and their families and a proposal to support a walk for women’s rights. […]

Labour choose candidate for crucial by-election

Labour have chosen Emma Daniel as their candidate in the Hanover and Elm Grove by-election on July 11th.  Emma, 36, said “I am very pleased to be selected and I look forward to talking to local people about the positive policies and […]

Labour and Cooperative Leader calls for talks to resolve bin dispute

“Get round the table, and give residents a break” says Labour leader. Leader of the Labour Group Cllr Warren Morgan has offered again to try help avoid a full-blown bin strike in the city. “Many residents have now not had […]

Hanover and Elm Grove by-election announced

Councillor Warren Morgan says: “Two years ago voters took a chance on the Green Party. They said they had a new style of politics. But they have been a disappointment. The Greens are fighting amongst themselves rather than solving the […]

REBEL GREEN FACTION SEEK TO OUST GREEN COUNCIL LEADER

Labour and Co-operative Group Leader Cllr Warren Morgan has been approached by a rebel group of Green councillors, asking for support in removing Cllr Jason Kitcat as council leader at this afternoons Annual Council Meeting. Almost half of Green councillors […]

Labour and Cooperative lead spokespeople appointed

Councillor Warren Morgan, Leader of the Labour and Cooperative Group on Brighton and Hove City Council has appointed his team of spokespeople for the year ahead.  One addition to the team is Cllr Chaun Wilson who was elected last October […]

Labour and Cooperative Transport spokesperson responds to BBC investigation into 20mph speed limit.

The BBC have conducted an investigation into how many motorists are adhering to the new 20mph speed limits in the city, and found that 85% of motorist are driving over the new limit. In response,  The Labour and Cooperative Transport […]

Labour and Cooperative Group call for an immediate investigation after Greens break promise of ‘no eviction’ over Bedroom Tax arrears.

Labour and Cooperative Group call for an immediate investigation after Greens break promise of ‘no eviction’ over Bedroom Tax arrears, as Council sends out threatening letter to tenant to start eviction process.  The Labour and Cooperative spokesperson for tenant liaison, […]

Stand Up For Labour Comedy Night

The comedy night that has become the talk of Labour Party organisers across the country is coming to Hove for the Brighton Fringe. At 8.30pm on 25th May at the Old Market, 11A Upper Market St, Brighton, BN3 1AS. Stand […]

Labour And Cooperative Group Leader, Warren Morgan responds to racism claims at the city council

Leader of the Labour and Co-operative Group Cllr Warren Morgan has issued a statement following the report issued last week on racism in the city council: “I’m very unhappy that the kind of incidents listed in this report are continuing. […]

Newly elected leader, Cllr Warren Morgan demands Green Party action over pay dispute

As rubbish remains on the streets following last week’s industrial action, and City-clean staff are balloted on further strike action, the new Leader of the Labour and Co-operative Group is calling on the Green council to get a grip of […]

Councillor Warren Morgan elected leader of the Labour and Cooperative Group on Brighton & Hove City Council

The Labour and Cooperative Group on Brighton and Hove City Council have elected Councillor Warren Morgan to be the new leader of their group. Councillor Morgan takes over the reigns from Cllr Gill Mitchell who made the decision not to […]

Cityclean Dispute – Statement

Councillor Gill Mitchell, leader of the Labour and Cooperative Group said: “We have every sympathy with these low-paid workers now facing cuts to their pay during a time of austerity. Recent agreements are being torn up and staff asked to […]

Statement on BHASVIC and the secrecy surrounding the issue:

“We are totally opposed to the use of this site for a government ‘free school’. The BHASVIC field is used by four schools for sports and enjoyed by the local community. We deplore the secrecy surrounding this issue on the […]

Ed Miliband unveils Labour’s alternative Queens’ Speech

Ed Miliband is today setting out six of the key economic Bills that would appear in a Labour Queen’s Speech next week: a One Nation programme with new ideas to begin turning Britain’s economy around. Labour’s economic plans include: A […]

Labour and Cooperative Group demand for school site search to be made public.

Councillor Gill Mitchell, Leader of the Labour & Co-operative Group on Brighton & Hove City Council, is calling on the Green administration to make public the results of site searches that have been undertaken in relation to the hunt for […]

We need a unified campaign to defend our NHS in Brighton and Hove.

The appointment of Matthew Kershaw as chief executive of the Brighton and Sussex Hospital Trust has sent shock waves through the local NHS. Mr Kershaw’s reputation as a Government hatchet man has grown since he delivered the report on cuts […]

Cllr Mitchell will not stand for re-election as Leader of The Labour & Coop Group

Councillor Gill Mitchell, Leader of the Labour and Cooperative Group on Brighton and Hove City Council has decided not to put her name forward for re-selection as leader at the groups AGM in May, although she will continue as a […]

Why Labour must offer hope in hard times

I was the guest speaker at a Labour branch meeting this week, where at the end one member said that she came feeling tired and depressed, but was going home…even more tired and depressed. Despite relaying news of growing Labour […]

Brighton, Hove and District Labour Party – Women’s Forum

Members may be aware that we held a launch meeting for the Party Women’s Forum on 8 March, International Women’s Day. I write to let you know of progress on some issues discussed there. First of all, we had a […]

Cllr. Chaun Wilson

Chaun Wilson represents the East Brighton ward of Brighton & Hove. Surgery Details Come along and talk to your local city councillors about any community or individual issues that are concerning you or if Gill, Warren & Chaun can help […]

Cameron’s problem: why his other coalition is falling apart

From the point that he took over as Leader, David Cameron set out to rid the Party of its “nasty” tag, seeking to bury the disastrous 2005 election campaign which proved that the majority of the British public were “not […]

We need to change if we’re going to rebuild Britain

The message of George Osborne’s Budget today was clear: growth down, unemployment up, borrowing up and millionaires laughing all the way to the bank. This was a more of the same Budget from a downgraded Chancellor. Our economy is flatlining, […]

Labour & Cooperative Group respond to Brighton Green’s plans for the Bedroom tax

Having rushed out their pledge to pay council tenants’ rents to protect them from the ‘Bedroom Tax’ it now appears that the Green Council is furiously back-tracking from that position. They should either state exactly how their proposal will work […]

Come and join us for our next Super Saturday campaign day

On 23rd March, Brighton, Hove and District Labour Party is holding another Super Saturday, our big campaign day where we campaign across the city. Last time we had around 40 people come out and take action across the city. Labour […]

Labour Coop Group calls for councillors to back Labour’s campaign against the bedroom tax

The Labour and Cooperative Group on Brighton and Hove City Council are calling on Councillors across the city to back the Labour campaign against the government’s bedroom tax. The Bedroom Tax will hit over 1000 households across the city, two thirds […]

Why would any councillor raise council tax? An explanation.

Why would councillors increase council tax if they didn’t have to? Councillors, their friends, family and neighbours have to pay council tax, and politicians who don’t put up council tax are likely to win more votes, so surely it is […]

Read:Labour & Coop Group look to protect city services with amendments to budget

PRESS RELEASE Starts: The Labour and Cooperative Group on Brighton and Hove City Council will move amendments at this Thursday’s budget council meeting which will protect frontline services, give support to those affected by the Tory led government’s welfare changes […]

Brighton and Hove working parents hit by ‘toddler tax’

Working parents in Brighton and Hove are being hit with a ‘toddler tax’ of up to £1,700 over two years according to figures unveiled by Labour. Next year working parents with one child who are expecting a new baby will […]

Donate to Brighton, Hove and District Labour Party

Our party relies on the generous donations from members and supporters to ensure its financial footing. Help us campaign for a fairer Britain. No matter how large or small the contibution, every penny will make a difference. All three Brighton […]

Pay and display

Steve Bassam on the poor corporate practices of a company providing services across the NHS At the start of December, NHS staff at the Royal Sussex County Hospital and the Princess Hospital Haywards Heath transferred to a private provider. The […]

Cameron misled Brighton and Hove commuters with conference pledge to cap New Year fare rises at one per cent above inflation

The Labour Party has today pledged to force train companies to limit future New Year fare rises to a strict cap set by Ministers and oppose Government plans to close ticket offices and introduce a new ‘super peak’ season ticket. […]

20mph Zone – Have Your Say

20mph speeds limits are coming to Brighton & Hove. What do you think about it? Labour Party councillors and activists have long campaigned for 20mph speed limits in Brighton & Hove in residential areas and around schools. They will make […]

Why we need to campaign for a living wage in Brighton and Hove

The Labour Party is a crusade or it is nothing. Although this was the clarion call of our party leader way back in the 1960s, its still just as relevant today as it was then. And nowhere is this sentiment […]

Conservative led Childcare Con to leave city with 3 million budget deficit

 The Labour and Cooperative Group in Brighton and Hove have submitted a Notice of Motion to full council on the 13th of December calling for the new Chief Executive to write to the government, asking for adequate provision to be […]

Labour calls for the Green administration to pay apprentices the Living Wage

The Labour and Cooperative Group on Brighton and Hove City Council have called on the Green administration to look at paying all staff the Living Wage, after it emerged that the council is advertising for an apprentice, who will be […]

Rugby World Cup – Joint Press Release

Conservative and Labour politicians on Brighton & Hove City Council have taken the initiative to try to ensure that Brighton & Hove Albion’s AMEX Community Stadium is used as a host stadium for matches in the 2015 Rugby World Cup. […]

Brighton and Hove Green and Tory MPs join forces to raise petrol prices

Last night, Green MP Caroline Lucas joined Tory MPs Mike Weatherley and Simon Kirby to punish residents across the city in voting to raise petrol by 3p per litre from January. Labour MPs used an opposition day debate to call […]

Councillor seeks views on Coldean Lane traffic.

Jeane Lepper , Labour and Co-op Councillor for Hollingdean and Stanmer, is asking Coldean residents for their views about traffic in Coldean Lane. Jeane says, “ A number of residents concerned about the speed of traffic in Coldean Lane have […]

Labour and Coop Group to save Mobile Library from the Green axe.

LABOUR AND COOPERATIVE GROUP NEWS The Labour and Cooperative Councillors onBrightonand Hove City Council have welcomed the decision by the Green administration to listen to residents and back Labours campaign to “Save The Mobile Library”  Back in February, Labour and […]

Join Labour’s SwitchTogether

Energy bills are now one of the biggest costs facing households – but only 20% of people are currently on the cheapest deal. In the last few days more energy companies have announced another round of price hikes this winter. […]

Government delays mean city will miss out on 4G

EE will today launch 4G services for the first time in ten UK cities. However, Brighton and Hove are set to miss out because of delays that have taken place under the Conservative-led Government. The auction of 4G spectrum was […]

At last some good news about the expansion of Education Services in Portslade

At last some very good news about the expansion of Education Services in Portslade. The previous Tory administration left Portslade school children in limbo with no guarantees of where they would be able to go to school. The Green administration […]

Labour Councillors joined by Sussex PCC candidate in Portslade

Labour Co-Op councillors from Wish, South Portslade and North Portslade wards held a street stall on Saturday 27th October. Despite the cold weather, they received a warm reception from local shoppers and traders in Boundary Road. They were also joined by […]

Labour Win East Brighton With Landslide Majority

After the by-election in East Brighton on 18th October, Chaun Wilson was elected to Brighton and Hove council. She will sit with fellow Labour Co-Op councillors, Gill Mitchell and Warren Morgan. While the Greens and Conservatives both saw their share […]

A Future That Works March

On 20th October, over 150,000 people joined A Future That Works march in Central London. Members and councillors from Brighton, Hove and District Labour Party were proud to carry our banner and be part of it. There are further photos from […]

Your Rights At Work Are Under Attack

Tomorrow the Conservative Party and the Liberal Democrats are launching their latest assault on the British worker and we urgently need your help to defeat a bill that could adversely affect the lives of millions of people. Vince Cable and […]

Fiveways Parking Scheme – “Make sure the Council knows what you think”, urges Councillor

Councillor Jeane Lepper, Labour and Co-operative Party Councillor for Hollingdean and Stanmer is urging residents in the Fiveways area to make sure the Council knows their views about a proposed new residents-only parking scheme for the area. Jeane says, “Although […]

Labour is proud of the NHS and will never give up the fight for it’s future.

The return of the NHS to being the centre of political debate is overdue. With Jeremy Hunt now in charge we can be sure that Lansleys reforms will be taken up with enthusiasm and an eye on better communication. Hunt […]

Ed Miliband calls for a clear goal to decarbonise the power sector

Labour leader Ed Miliband has called for a clear goal to decarbonise the power sector by 2030, as part of efforts to drive a “green industrial revolution”. Mr Miliband said governments must play a more active role in spurring investment […]

Caroline Flint campaigns for Labour Co-Op candidate Chaun Wilson for the East Brighton by-election

  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 […]

Labour and Cooperative Councillors save mobile library, again

Once again it was down to Labour and Cooperative Councillors to save the much loved Mobile Library, after the Green Party attempted to wield the axe to the service. At a packed committee meeting yesterday, Labour and Coop Councillors, Brian […]

Labour and Cooperative Councillor calls for end to uncertainty

Last night Green Cllr Christina Summers was thrown out of the Green Group of councillors on Brighton & Hove City Council but remains a member of the Green Party.  The Labour Party is calling on the Green Party to end […]

Cllr Summers expulsion: Statement

Councillor Gill Mitchell, Leader of the Labour and Cooperative group responds to the news that the Green group of Councillors have expelled Councillor Christina Summers from their group. “With the news that Christina Summers has been expelled by her former […]

Chaun Wilson selected to fight by-election

Labour Party members in East  Brightonhave have chosen Chaun Wilson to be their candidate in the forthcoming by election, which will take place on the 18th of October. The by election was called after Cllr Craig Turton stood down for […]

Labour and Coop call for the return of half hour parking.

The Leader of The Labour and Cooperative group on Brighton and Hove city council, Gill Mitchell has today called on the Green administration to undertake a review of parking fees in the city and to bring back the half hour […]

Councillor Craig Turton resigns due to ill health.

PRESS RELEASE  STARTS:  This afternoon, Councillor Craig Turton who represents East Brighton for the Labour and Cooperative Party has handed in his resignation to the Chief Executive of the council.  Cllr Turton collapsed at a council meeting in February and […]

Be a Labour Councillor

Your community needs you! Ever thought about getting more involved with politics at a local level and putting your Labour beliefs into practice? Would you like to get more involved with issues that are affecting your local community and make […]

Celebrating Brighton’s LGBT Community with Pride

Recently when out campaigning, someone asked me “if the LGBT community still needs Pride” as to quote “we’re pretty much equal now in the UK”. That the question came from an openly gay man was surprise enough, but what really […]

“Protect Wild Park”, call by Councillor

Councillor Jeane Lepper has asked City Council officers to investigate and take action following complaints about damage to Wild Park linked to the use by adults of an unofficial BMX course in Wild Park. The Labour and Co-operative Party Councillor […]

Keep Our Train Fares Fair

Members of Brighton, Hove and District Labour Party are writing to local MPs Mike Weatherley and Simon Kirby to demand action on train fare rises. Dear Mike Weatherley MP and Simon Kirby MP The recent announcement on rail fare increases […]

Labour and Cooperative Group welcome the reviving of axed school bus routes

Labour Co-Operative Group on Brighton and Hove City Council have welcomed the decision by The Green Party to bring back some of the bus services they axed. Earlier this week, Labour and Cooperative Councillors Gill Mitchell and Alan Robins held […]

Green Party Parking Charges Set to cost the City Jobs

The Green Party’s anti car philosophy is beginning to hurt the City and affect its reputation as the Place to Be. The Argus submitted a Freedom of Information request recently that showed that the estimated extra income from this years’ […]

Save Our Bus Services – Don’t cut Coldean off

“Don’t cut Coldean off” call from parents In 45 minutes this afternoon (27th June) nearly 60 parents of children attending Coldean Primary School signed the Labour and Co-operative Party petition against the Green’s proposed cuts to the 24, 26 and […]

Labour’s plan to Save our Bus Services

Brighton, Hove and District Labour Party Executive Committee members, Tracey Hill and Caroline Penn answer your questions on our campaign to save bus services in the city. You can sign our petition here. What services are being cut? 21B, 27, […]

Long Grass Stops Play

Jeane Lepper, Labour and Co-operative Councillor for Hollingdean and Stanmer, has asked the Council to cut the grass field in the middle of The Roundway in Coldean. Jeane says: “This follows complaints I have had from residents of The Roundway […]

Labour seek to overturn Green school bus decision

The Labour and Cooperative Group on Brighton and Hove City Council will attempt to overturn the decision by the Green Party to scrap essential bus services that will impact negatively on the lives of residents across the city. At last […]

“Government failing on anti-social behaviour, says Labour and Cooperative councillor”

Government changes to the way anti-social behaviour is dealt with have been called “a step backwards” and a “rebranding exercise” by a senior local councillor. Responding to a report given at the city’s Community Safety Forum, Councillor Warren Morgan said […]

How Green Councillors got it so wrong.

Yesterdays first Policy and Resources Committee saw the Green Party make a decision so absurd that you have to look twice to make sure it is real. As part of a review into bus services in the city, the administration […]

Save our Bus Services

The Green-led council in Brighton and Hove will recommend ending its public subsidy to evening, weekend and school services to save about £230,000 a year. Labour Co-op councillors and members of Brighton, Hove and District Labour Party are calling on the […]

Labour and Cooperative Group demands re-think on Tory schools snub.

Councillor Anne Pissaridou, Labour and Cooperative Party spokesperson for Children and Young people is today dismayed that the government has totally dismissed bids from Brighton and Hove schools for funding to repair outdated and crumbling buildings.  The Labour and Cooperative […]

Local MP criticised for not protecting people in debt

  An MP has come in for criticism after failing to support regulation of high interest “pay day” loans.  Brighton Kemptown MP Simon Kirby did not vote in favour of an amendment tabled by Labour’s Stella Creasy MP to cap […]

Chair of Brighton, Hove & District Labour Party gives a speech marking IDAHOBIT.

Adrian Morris, Chair of Brighton, Hove and District Labour Party joined council leaders and members of the LGBT community in Brighton and Hove on Thursday to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). May 17th commemorates the day in […]

Labour response to local Tory whinging

 Brighton and Hove Conservatives have  issued a recycled press release attacking Labour for being in an “unofficial coalition” with the Greens. This does make a change from the Greens attacking us for being in a coalition with the Tories. The Tories […]

Highest home care costs in the country.

A new survey of local authorities, published today by Labour, has revealed that Brighton and Hove City Council charge the most of any Local Authority in the country when it comes to home care, at a rate of £21.50 per […]

Government backs down on Gay Marriage

Today’s Queens Speech, which sets out the governments legislative timetable over the next Parliament, failed to make any mention of David Cameron’s promise to make Gay Marriage law. Before the general election of 2010, David Cameron and the Conservative Party […]

Labour and Cooperative Councillor Calls on residents to don their wellies

Labour and Cooperative councillor, Anne Pissaridou is calling on the residents in her ward to don their wellies this weekend in order to help tidy the place up. The councillor, who represents Wish ward, is asking families to come along […]

Labour Co-operative Councillor seeks views on parking controls in Brighton

“What do you think of this parking scheme?” asks Councillor Jeane Lepper, Labour and Co-operative Party Councillor for Hollingdean and Stanmer Ward has written to residents on the eastern side of Ditchling Road and in Ditchling Gardens and Place, Hollingbury […]

Coldean to get match day parking relief

Councillor Jeane Lepper, Labour and Co-operative Party Councillor for the Coldean area, has welcomed a proposal by Brighton and Hove Albion to fund a fully stewarded residents-only parking scheme in Coldean on match days at the Amex Community Stadium. Jeane […]

Labour calls for Green Cllr Ben Duncan to be sacked over rape comments

Over the weekend, Cllr Ben Duncan, who is the current Green Cabinet Member for Policing and Community safety has been the subject of much attention after further alarming comments on the social media site Twitter. His call for the public […]

Labour and Cooperative group issue 5 point plan on Parking

The Labour & Co-operative Group on Brighton & Hove City Council is urging the Greens to look again at the huge increases in parking fees imposed by them on residents and visitors. Speaking ahead of the Brighton & Hove Economic […]

Labour and Cooperative Councillors call for equal marriage

The Labour and Cooperative group on Brighton and Hove city council are urging the Greens and Conservatives to support their calls for gay marriage to be legalised. Labour has a proud record when it comes to gay rights, from repealing […]

“Get a grip on school places crisis” Labour Councillor tells Greens

Speaking at the meeting of Brighton and Hove City Council on 22nd March Labour and Co-operative Party Councillor Jeane Lepper accused the Greens who run the Council of “complacency” and having their “heads in the sand” over their failure to […]

Tory led attack on cities café culture

Labour and Cooperative party leader in Brighton and Hove, Gill Mitchell has expressed utter dismay at the governments attack on the cities café culture. Buried deep in yesterday’s budget announcement, Conservative Chancellor George Osborne is to change the definition of […]

Families across the city to pay more for Tory millionaire’s tax cut

The Conservative led government have announced their budget which shows that the despite all David Cameron’s promises, the Tories haven’t changed one bit. This is a budget where millions have been asked to pay more, so millionaires can pay less. […]

Tory Government accused over handling of NHS in Brighton

Figures out last week show that the Tory led government is failing the people of the city and putting lives at risk over their incompetent handling of the NHS. It has been revealed that Brighton and Sussex University Hospital trust […]

Labour Campaigners at Fiveways

Labour’s local Deputy Leader Councillor Warren Morgan joined local Labour and Co-operative Councillor Jeane Lepper and over 20 Labour activists from the Holllingdean and Preston area, together with members from Hove, at the busy Fiveways shops in Brighton on Saturday […]

Councillor demands energy company speeds up roadworks

“Now get a move on”, call to energy company by Councillor Labour and Co-operative Party Councillor Jeane Lepper says in a letter to The Argus: “People I represent living in Nettleton Court, Dudeney Lodge and Ditchling Road south of Fiveways […]

Dismay at Green Spin on Parking Permits for Traders

Councillor Gill Mitchell, leader of the Labour and Cooperative group on Brighton and Hove City council has reacted with utter dismay at the Green administrations assertion that they have lowered parking permits for traders. In a week when the Greens […]

Labour and Cooperative proposals mean saving the Mobile Library Service.

The Labour and Cooperative Group on Brighton and Hove City council will propose an amendment to the green budget that will see the mobile library service saved from the Green axe. Labour and Cooperative Councillors have been bombarded with emails […]

Labour and Cooperative Group propose amendment to soften blow of allotment charges.

The Labour and Co-operative Group on Brighton and Hove city council will table an amendment at this Thursday’s budget council meeting, which will stop the huge increase in allotment fees that have been proposed by the Greens going ahead. The […]

Labour Councillor calls for safer crossing in Hollingdean

Call for safer crossing to and from The Dip Councillor Jeane Lepper is asking the City Council to look at ways to make a dangerous crossing point on a school route safer. Jeane, Labour and Co-operative Party Councillor for Hollingdean […]

Labour Attack Tax Credit Bombshell

Misery of government tax credits ‘bombshell’ as 700 couples in Brighton and Hove set to lose £4,000 a year. More than seven hundred couples with children in part-time work in Brighton and Hove are set to lose around £4,000 a […]

Disabled people denied new kitchens

Disabled people across the city are being denied the chance of a new kitchen under the “Brighton & Hove Standard” scheme, if they have had adaptations to their bathroom as a result of their disability. To qualify for a new […]

Shadow Health team visit Brighton

Labour’s Shadow Health team visited Brighton & Hove, as part of its fact finding mission to stop the Government’s NHS bill. As well as speaking at the Royal College of Midwives conference, and work shadowing local NHS staff, Shadow Health […]

Labour and Cooperative Councillors welcome news on schools

On 19th January, Labour and Cooperative Councillor’s, Alan Robins, and Leslie Hamilton, presented a petition, signed by parents, teachers and school governors, to the city council cabinet, in support of proposals to expand Portslade Infant School and St Nicolas CE […]

Youth Services Proposals Under Fire

Councillor Mo Marsh, The Labour and Cooperative party spokesperson for Children and Young people, is calling on the Green administration to come forward with a clear plan for Youth Services, after a report failed to outline its future. The report […]

Labour slam Green “death tax”

Labour Co-Op Deputy Leader Cllr Warren Morgan has criticised the Green Administration on Brighton and Hove City Council for increasing burial charges by up to 400%. The minority Green Administration are increasing burial charges from £123 to £500 for a […]

L.O.L.A – Save Saunders Park Loo

Hollingdean and Stanmer Labour and Co-operative Party Councillor Jeane Lepper has written to local residents asking their views on Green Party Budget plans to close the public toilet in the children’s play area at Saunders Park in Lewes Road. Jeane […]

A chance to end irresponsible match day parking in Coldean, says Councillor

Jeane Lepper, Labour and Co-operative Party Councillor for Hollingdean and Stanmer, says the proposed new agreement between the Council and Brighton and Hove Albion must include a controlled parking scheme in Coldean on match days. Jeane says: “Since August I […]

Bike Boxes for Brighton & Hove?

A SCHEME TO KEEP LOCAL BICYCLES SAFE is being called for by Labour Co-op Councillors, following a successful trial in the London Borough of Lambeth. In light of recent stories of city bicycle thefts, as well as complaints from residents […]

Nigel Jenner: Best for Westbourne!

NIGEL JENNER is the Brighton & Hove Labour & Co-operative candidate contesting the Westbourne by-election on December 22nd. Nigel, 54, was chosen by local members at a party meeting last night. A born and bred Brightonian and keen Albion fan, Jenner […]

Parking Charges Rocket

PARKING CHARGES ARE SET TO ROCKET BY AS MUCH AS 100% across Brighton & Hove, as part of the Green Council’s controversial ‘Citywide Parking Review’. Green proposals for new parking charges, revealed in a council report, show some street pay […]

Cabinet Decision Called-in For Scrutiny

A CONTROVERSIAL DECISION to turn a school’s playing fields into an all-weather hockey pitch for a city sports club may been halted, to undergo further scrutiny. Labour Co-op Leader Cllr Gill Mitchell has written to the Council’s Chief Executive, John […]

Austerity Brighton Revealed…

Women and Young Hit Hard YOUTH UNEMPLYMENT HAS SHOT UP 63% in the last six months according to local figures revealed today. Disturbing data brought to light by Labour, also uncovers the following impacts on people in Brighton & Hove: […]

Sure Start “Under Threat”

In a letter to the Argus Councillor Jeane Lepper says,“Parents’ comments in the Argus on 5th November show just how important the last Labour government’s investment in Sure Start and local Children’s Centres has been for our youngest children and […]

More should be done to protect city from floods

CITY FLOOD DEFENCES SHOULD BE CHECKED in advance of potential extreme winter weather conditions, to check they are in good working order.   The call came from concerned Labour & Co-operative Housing spokesperson, Councillor Leigh Farrow, at a Town Hall […]

Tory Death Tax To Hit City?

BEREAVED FAMILIES IN BRIGHTON & HOVE could be hit with a new ‘death tax’ when burying their loved ones. Under Tory-led Government proposals, local families face an additional minimum charge of around £130 to £170, to check the cause of […]

Cuts to City’s Youth Crime Funding

GOVERNMENT HAS CUT FUNDING TO FIGHT YOUTH CRIME in Brighton & Hove by nearly half. Since last year, £211,589 has been cut from the city’s allocation of Community Safety Funding, which is used to prevent gang crime and work with […]

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Hove Schools Crisis: new school, not portakabins

AT A BRIGHTON & HOVE CITY COUNCIL MEETING, Labour & Co-operative Councillor Anne Pissaridou demanded a new primary school for Hove to ease the demand for school places in the area. The Wish ward councillor accused the previous Tory administration […]

Bike Boxes for Brighton & Hove?

A SCHEME TO KEEP LOCAL BICYCLES SAFE is being called for by Labour Co-op Councillors, following a successful trial in the London Borough of Lambeth. In light of recent stories of bicycle thefts, as well as complaints from residents about […]

Palace Pier Petition to be Received

A PETITION TO PUT THE ‘PALACE’ BACK into Brighton Pier will be received by Brighton & Hove City Council at a Town Hall meeting on Thursday 20th October. Labour Co-op Councillor Brian Fitch set-up the petition back in July, receiving […]

Save our Valley Petition goes online

Pictured above: Cllr Fitch with residents against the planned development of green space at Toads Hole Valley. A petition launched by Labour Co-op Councillor for Hangleton & Knoll, Brian Fitch, is now available to sign online. Signatures have been collected […]

Labour Co-op Back Shelter Campaign

A NATIONAL HOUSING CHARITY’S campaign to raise awareness of rogue landlords has been backed by the Labour & Co-op Lead on Housing, Councillor Leigh Farrow. At a council meeting this Thursday 20th October, Cllr Farrow will be seeking assurances that […]

Residents Victory in Parking Review

AT A COUNCIL SCRUTINY COMMITTEE, Wish Labour & Co-operative Councillor, Anne Pissaridou, called for more clarity in the council’s approach to what she described as a “misleading” citywide parking review.   Cllr Pissaridou also pushed for a full and proper […]

“This is a bad Bill. It does bad things to the NHS we all care about. And we will do all we can to stop it.”

On the day the Government’s controversial Health and Social Care Bill goes before the House of Lords, Opposition Chief Whip, and former Brighton and Hove Council leader Steve Bassam, pledges to fight its passage. When local health workers and Labour […]

Labour Co-op praise NHS worker for speaking out to save our NHS

A local NHS worker who claimed the Government’s planned health reforms would do ‘irreparable harm’ to the NHS, in an open letter to the House of Lords, has been praised by local Labour Co-op Councillors. Dr Anna Jones, a teaching […]

Green U-turn gives go-ahead to build on green space

Warren Morgan BRIGHTON & HOVE’S GREEN COUNCIL have performed their most dangerous U-turn yet, by siding with the Tory Government to concrete over the city’s precious Downland.     Today’s announcement on using the urban fringe at Toad’s Hole Valley […]

Red light to halt “misleading” Parking Review?

A DECISION TO SIDELINE WISH PARK RESIDENTS from a citywide car parking review may be halted following a request from Wish Labour & Co-operative Councillor Anne Pissaridou. Green Cabinet Member for Transport, Councillor Ian Davey made the decision at a […]

Labour Co-op Meet Students

Labour Co-op will be at Sussex and Brighton Uni Fresher’s Fairs next week to meet and talk to new students, and hopefully recruit more members! Labour Co-op will be working closely with our friends at Labour Students, who work take […]

Boundary Change Review

Labour & Co-operative Deputy Leader, Councillor Warren Morgan, said:  “Obviously these are only draft proposals at the minute which need to be studied carefully. “We do have concerns about the Government’s decision to change the boundaries, which we believe was […]

Twitterific! Council agrees use of social media site in meetings

Deputy Labour Co-op Leader, Cllr Warren Morgan said: “It’s right that this policy is being reviewed, most other councils allow the use of phones ‘on silent’ for web browsing and texting, and a Commons committee made similar recommendations in March. […]

Support for Solar

  Councillor Gill Mitchell, Leader of the Labour and Cooperative Group said, “We really welcome this initiative to install solar panels on homes in the city. This not only encourages renewable energy use, but helps to reduce fuel poverty and […]

Support for Equalities

Councillor Gill Mitchell, Leader of the Labour and Cooperative Group said, “We fully support any move to make the equality assessment of council decisions more meaningful, especially at a time when cuts to services are impacting disproportionately on the vulnerable […]

Labour Co-op Astonished at New Council Comms Post

Brighton & Hove Labour Co-op Leader Councillor Gill Mitchell said: “It is simply astounding that when there is a job freeze on other posts at the council the Greens are wanting to hire yet another media officer simply to spin […]

Labour Co-op Leader Raises Flood Risk Fears

WITH FLOOD RISK planning protections set to be scrapped by the Tory-led Government, Labour Co-op Leader Councillor Gill Mitchell raised concerns at a Council Cabinet meeting on Thursday 22nd September about how this may impact upon residents in Brighton & […]

Labour Co-op Fears at Green Crisis Talks With City Bankers

THE GREEN COUNCIL IS CURRENTLY IN CRISIS TALKS with city bankers over a deal to modernise city homes. They have also called a special meeting of their cabinet, raising serious concerns amongst Labour & Co-op Councillors. Labour Co-op are expressing […]

A message of thanks from Councillor Gill Mitchell

A BIG WELL DONE to everyone who campaigned and helped to Save our NHS by signing our petition to the Tory-led Government during Saturday’s Save our NHS Day of Action. A HUGE THANK YOU also goes out to the many […]

Local People Say: Save Our NHS!

THOUSANDS SIGNED A PETITION to save the NHS, across Brighton & Hove this weekend, at street-stalls marshalled by the city’s Labour & Co-operative Councillors, party campaigners and trade union activists from GMB, UNISON and UNITE. The petition called for the […]

Brighton & Hove Save Our NHS Day of Action

Help us raise awareness of the damage this Tory-led Government are planning to do to the NHS and send Parliament a message to Save our NHS! Brighton & Hove’s Save our NHS Day of Action  will take place at the […]

Tower Tenants Left Stranded as Lifts Breakdown

BRISTOL ESTATE TENANTS WERE LEFT STRANDED over the bank holiday as lifts broke down at two blocks of flats in Donald Hall Road and Turton Close. Council contractors and lift operators, Thyssen, were slow to respond to these urgent repairs […]

Labour Co-op Back Cut Them Free Campaign

LABOUR CO-OP LEADER GILL MITCHELL today backed children’s charity Barnardo’s ‘Cut Them Free’ campaign. Councillor Mitchell has announced she is backing Barnardo’s efforts to tackle child sexual exploitation and has signed-up to support the charity’s ‘Cut Them Free’ campaign, which […]

Health Campaigners Call On Brighton & Hove To Stop Tory-Led Government Destroying Our NHS

UNIONS, HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND PATIENTS from across Brighton & Hove will this weekend join with Brighton & Hove Labour Party and supporters to highlight how the Tory-led government¹s Health and Social Care Bill is set to damage our NHS. With […]

Looking Back at City’s First 100 Green Days

BRIGHTON & HOVE LABOUR & CO-OP COUNCILLORS have reacted to the Greens first 100 days in power with a plea for more clarity, in light of an array of mixed messages and policy U-turns. In a document analysing Brighton & […]

Labour Co-op Say Well Done to City GCSE students

LABOUR CO-OP congratulate all local schools, teachers and most importantly, the students, for all the hard work put in to this year’s GCSE Exams. An example of this year’s outstanding achievement is Falmer’s new Brighton Aldridge Community Academy, which struggled […]

Labour Co-op Back Bid for City TV Channel

LABOUR CO-OP DEPUTY LEADER WARREN MORGAN has today backed a local bid for Brighton & Hove’s very own TV station. Councillor Morgan, who is also Labour Co-op Lead on Economic Development, is supporting local company ‘Latest TV’ in their bid, […]

Labour Plan Day of Action to Save NHS

BRIGHTON & HOVE LABOUR will launch a campaign to ‘Save our NHS’ on Saturday 3rd September, with a day of action to demonstrate and raise awareness about the Tory-led Government’s planned NHS changes. Labour Councillors and campaigners will set-up street-stalls […]

Labour Co-op wish GCSE students well for results day

LABOUR CO-OP SCHOOLS LEAD, MO MARSH  today wished all local schools, teachers and students well in their GCSE exam results, which are due out this Thursday. Another record year of results is expected across the country, with pass rates expected […]

Labour Co-op Say: “Keep Fares Fair”

  LABOUR CO-OP LEADER GILL MITCHELL, has written to local train companies, Southern and First Capital Connect, urging them to keep planned fare rises “fair.”  The Tory-led Government this week announced an increase in the annual fare rise from 1% […]

Call To Twin City Schools Abroad on International Youth Day

LABOUR CO-OP Lead for Children & Young People, Councillor Marsh, has written to the Green Council urging them to help the city build influential links abroad, with developing and emerging countries, by twinning local schools.   The call comes on […]

Enjoy Pride!

Brighton & Hove celebrates Pride this weekend and Labour & Co-op Councillors will be in town to wish people well, celebrate and welcome city visitors. Brighton & Hove Labour & Co-operative Deputy Leader, Councillor Warren Morgan, said: “Pride is a […]

Government warned: “cut crime, not police”

LABOUR CO-OP LEAD FOR COMMUNITY SAFETY, Councillor Warren Morgan, has today joined fresh calls on the Government to rethink their decisions to cut Police numbers in Sussex.   The warning follows extensive rioting across the country, which also saw Sussex […]

Matchday Car Parking Chaos in Coldean

? LOCAL LABOUR CO-OP COUNCILLOR JEANE LEPPER, is calling on Brighton & Hove Albion to take action to prevent further matchday car parking chaos on the streets of Coldean.   This follows complaints from local residents after cars were left […]

End council house improvements delay

Back in 2008, Brighton and Hove City Council first put forward plans to transfer 499 of its homes to a local delivery vehicle to raise £28 million and ensure local properties met the Government’s decent homes standard. However, the scheme […]

Labour Co-op Call To Cut Second Home Discount

LOCAL LABOUR CO-OP COUNCILLORS are calling on the Tory-led Government for a change in the law which allows people with a second property to receive a council tax discount of 10%.   The call for action is in light of […]

Moulsecoomb Councillors Express Concern over Community Centre Demolition Threat

MOULSECOOMB & BEVENDEAN Labour & Co-op Councillors are expressing their “deep concerns” over council plans to demolish The Bridge Community Centre to make way for a new development on the site.   In a letter to the Green Council, Ward […]

Labour Co-op Welcomes Opening of Brighton & Hove Albion’s New Stadium

(Pictured from left-right: Labour Co-op Cllrs Les Hamilton, Gill Mitchell and Warren Morgan with Albion Chief Exec Martin Perry at the AMEX Community Stadium whilst under construction earlier this year.) Welcoming the official opening of Brighton & Hove Albion’s new stadium […]

Patients not allowed to be accompanied in ambulance

Labour & Co-operative Councillor for Hollingdean and Stanmer, Jeane Lepper has asked the council to look into a decision by the South East Coast Ambulance Service NOT to allow patients to be accompanied in the Ambulance by friends or relatives.  […]

Labour Co-op Back ‘Justice For All’ Campaign

LABOUR & CO-OP COUNCILLORS have joined a group of city advice centres in calling on the Tory-led Government to rethink their cuts to legal aid. In a debate proposed by Labour Co-op at this month’s council meeting at Brighton Town […]

Council urged to return to popular committee system

LABOUR & CO-OP COUNCILLORS will call on the city’s new Green Council to use the impending Localism Bill to return to the Committee System of decision-making at the council, at a Town Hall meeting this month. The Committee System was […]

New Councillors Angry At Ticking Time Bomb for Future Primary School Places

TWO NEW LABOUR CO-OP COUNCILLORS Alan Robins and Anne Pissaridou will be calling on the Green Council to take action on Hove and Portslade’s ticking time bomb for local primary school places, at a council meeting this month.   South […]

Labour action helps wins city accolade for tackling homophobia in schools

BRIGHTON & HOVE has been ranked by Stonewall as one of the top two city’s in the country for promoting equalities and tackling homophobia in its schools, despite the service being threatened by Tory cuts just months ago.   Labour […]

Labour Co-op Cllr Echoes Top Cops Concerns

LABOUR & CO-OP Community Safety Lead, Councillor Warren Morgan raised concerns at a recent Community Safety Forum, following Sir Hugh Orde’s revealing comments earlier this week, blaming the Tory-led Government for an “underfunded” Police service.   The President of the […]

“Short Sighted Govt” Scrap City Home Improvement Cash

? NEW LABOUR & CO-OP HOUSING Lead, Councillor Leigh Farrow will today condemn the Tory-led Government for scrapping funding for private sector housing renewal. This will impact upon energy efficiency in the private sector, as well as vulnerable people and […]

Happy Birthday! NHS is 63 today!

On the 63rd Birthday of the NHS, Brighton & Hove Labour & Co-operative Leader, Councillor Gill Mitchell, who is also an NHS employee, said: “Happy Birthday to the NHS and well done to all NHS staff, past and present, for […]

Labour Co-op Seek Action Following Electric Car Charge U-turn

IN ANOTHER POLICY U-TURN the Tory-led Government are scrapping a previous pledge to provide a network of electric vehicle charging points.   Brighton & Hove currently has 2 charging points in the city and could have been in line for […]

Labour Co-op Call For Return of ‘Palace Pier’

LABOUR CO-OP Councillor Brian Fitch will be urging the Council to work with any potential new owner of the ‘Brighton Pier’ to officially change the name back to the original ‘Palace Pier’. Many locals still refer to the 111-year old […]

Brighton’s Lost Talent!

BRIGHTON & HOVE’S Labour & Co-operative Group are joining calls for the Conservative-led Government to repeat last year’s bank bonus tax and use the money raised to help create up to 100,000 much needed youth jobs. Youth unemployment currently stands […]

Tories stall Ban on Wild Animals in Circuses

THE TORY-LED GOVERNMENT is stalling on the previous Labour Government’s pledge to ban wild animals in circuses. The Tory-led Government promised to look into backing a ban last year, but have since made no headway. This is despite a previous […]

2600 city women forced to wait over a year for pension

GOVERNMENT plans to accelerate the increases in state pension age will result in approximately 2,600 Brighton and Hove women having to wait over a year longer before receiving their state pension. The plans have left leaving women nationwide aged 56 […]

Olympics Torch Concerns in Brighton & Hove

Following the city’s Green Council’s declaring Brighton & Hove a ‘protest city’, Labour & Co-operative Councillors are voicing concerns at a Green Council Cabinet meeting, over how much security operations for the Olympic Torch Relay, on Monday 16 July, will […]

£42 million citywide backlog of pothole repairs

A survey has revealed that Brighton & Hove has a £42million backlog of pothole repairs. Meanwhile, the survey also reveals that roads across East Sussex could cost nearly £180million to repair after the recent bad winters, with a backlog of […]

Brighton & Hove Loses out in Tory-led Government’s Housing Bonus

Residents in Brighton & Hove are losing out under the Tory-led government’s new Housing policy, the New Homes Bonus. The Bonus is supposed to incentivise councils to grant planning permissions for new housing developments by matching council tax for new […]

Labour & Co-op say Happy Birthday to Amnesty!

International Human Rights Campaign Group Amnesty International is 50 years old tomorrow and Labour & Co-op Councillors are wishing them a happy birthday.   City Labour & Co-op Councillors will also join the recently made Freewoman of Brighton & Hove, […]

Labour & Co-operative Councillor Made Mayor of City

Born and Bred Bevendean local, Councillor Anne Meadows, has been made Mayor of Brighton & Hove. Anne was congratulated by past mayors, alderman and city councillors in a ceremony at Hove Town Hall and a reception at Brighton Pavilion. Councillor […]

Labour & Co-Operative: A New Name for a Fresh Start as Party Looks Forward to 2015

Brighton & Hove Labour Councillors will from now on be known as Labour & Co-operative Councillors, as the group unanimously decided to change their name at an annual meeting last night. Following last week’s elections, all Labour councillors in the […]

Labour want to review council budget

Labour want to join with the new Green administration in reviewing the council’s budget for this financial year. The budget was passed by the Conservative administration in March and included around £2.5million worth of Labour amendments which helped protect local […]

Labour Mayor Elect Chooses To Raise Funds For The Sussex Beacon

Labour City Mayor Elect, Councillor Anne Meadows, has chosen the Sussex Beacon as a Mayoral Charity for her year in office which will start in mid-May. Anne Meadows was backed as Mayor Elect by Labour and Green councillors. Cllr Meadows […]

Labour congratulate all successful city council candidates

Following the announcement of the results of the Brighton and Hove City Council elections, Labour are today sending out a message of congratulations to all candidates who were successfully chosen by local people to represent their communities in the city […]

David Miliband Meets Local Labour Supporters

Photo: David Miliband MP meeting with Hanover & Elm Grove Labour Candidate Tracey Hill and Ellen Wooley, a former Lib Dem activist and candidate, who has now made the switch to Labour. David Miliband MP, former Foreign Secretary and MP […]

Labour Step Left Foot Forward For Stonewall Equality Walk

Brighton & Hove Labour will be taking part in Stonewall’s eighth annual Equality Walk, taking place in the city this Bank Holiday Sunday 1st May. Local Labour Leader Councillor Gill Mitchell and the Labour Candidate for Queens Park, Chris Cooke, […]

Congratulations Eric Pickles, for ‘talking rubbish’!

Brighton & Hove Labour have today joined Friends of the Earth in congratulating Tory Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles on winning their Talking Rubbish Award. Online voters opted overwhelmingly for the heavyweight Tory Minister for his “hyped-up claims that people […]

Survey reveals expected fall in competitive school sports

A new survey of school sports leaders reveals that they expect to see a fall in competitive sporting events provided in schools. It also estimates fewer children participating in at least two hours of sport each week. The Tory-led Government […]

City Economy Faces Further Squeeze

This week, Brighton & Hove lost out on Government growth funding, while tourism and leisure firms have been warned about the increased threat of insolvencies to the sector, of around 60%. This will hit the city hard. Labour’s Shadow Sports & […]

Labour Say Congratulations to Brighton & Hove Albion!

Brighton & Hove Labour have congratulated Brighton & Hove Albion following their promotion to the Championship after beating Dagenham & Redbridge 4-3 at the Withdean Stadium. Earlier this week, local Labour Leader Gill Mitchell, East Brighton Councillor Warren Morgan and […]

FORMER LIB DEM JOINS LABOUR

A former candidate for the Lib Dems has joined the Labour Party. Ellen Woolley, of Phoenix Rise in Hanover and Elm Grove, stood as a Lib Dem candidate in the ward in 2007. But now she is a member of […]

Police Cuts Map show how damaging cuts are in Sussex and across England & Wales

 

LABOUR SAYS THIS IS NO WAY TO TREAT OUR NHS

This week the Tory-led government’s plans for the NHS fell into further confusion and chaos with the Prime Minister announcing that they were delaying their plans to “listen and engage”. Despite Tory PM David Cameron and Tory Health Secretary Andrew […]

True Grit: Labour want action to keep city’s roads open next winter

Motorists may face more snow chaos next winter unless the Tory-led government acts now, warns Brighton & Hove Labour. Labour & Co-operative Councillor Warren Morgan, who sat on Brighton & Hove City Council’s Winter Service Plan Review Scrutiny Panel, spoke-out […]

Labour Line-up Youngest Candidate in Local Elections

At 18 years of age, Brighton & Hove Labour Candidate for St. Peter’s and North Laine ward, Clare Calder is the youngest candidate in the local elections, but she certainly isn’t new to politics.   Clare first began campaigning as […]

LABOUR HELPS SAVE EMA FOR 2,647 STUDENTS IN BRIGHTON & HOVE

2,647 teenagers in Brighton & Hove will be breathing a sigh of relief after Labour and the Save EMA campaign forced the Tory-led government into an embarrassing climbdown on the education maintenance allowance (EMA). The Tory-led Government broke their promise […]

LABOUR CONCERNED AT CUTS TO SUSSEX UNIVERSITY

Brighton & Hove Labour today raised concerns at cuts to Sussex University, which has seen its income cut by 5.1%. This is the first part of almost £3bn of cuts to universities over the next 3 years as the Government […]

32 CITY LABOUR & CO-OP CANDIDATES ON CAMPAIGN TRAIL

32 out of 54 Labour candidates for the upcoming Brighton & Hove Local Elections this May are also members of the Co-operative Party. The Co-op Party promote a number of initiatives, such as Fairtrade and Ethical Trading initiatives, Supporters Trusts […]

BUDGET WILL HIT FAMILIES IN BRIGHTON & HOVE HARD

Families in Brighton & Hove will be worse off because of Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget while the banks get a tax cut this year, Labour Leader Gill Mitchell said today. Brighton & Hove Labour Leader, Gill Mitchell, said: “George Osborne’s […]

Brighton & Hove Labour Switch Off for Earth Hour!

It was a Blackout for Brighton & Hove Labour Party as Councillors switched off their lights at home for WWF Earth Hour! Brighton & Hove Labour chose to switch off their lights for an hour from 8.30pm this Saturday 26th […]

Brighton & Hove Labour Proudly March For An Alternative

Brighton & Hove Labour joined swathes of everyday working people from up and down the country in London this Saturday 26th in the March for the Alternative.   Half a million people attended Saturday’s march, in protest against the Tory-led […]

Brighton & Hove Labour Launch Local Election Manifesto

Brighton & Hove Labour launched their 2011 Local Election manifesto, a ”Plan for a successful and fairer city” on Friday 25th March, behind the Peace Statue on Brighton Beach.  The manifesto highlights the need to get Brighton & Hove “thriving […]

Hollingdean road safety fears ignored by Tories

Hollingdean Councillor, Jeane Lepper, will raise serious road safety concerns with Brighton & Hove’s Tory administration, at a council meeting in Brighton Town Hall this week. However, this won’t be for the first time.   Cllr Lepper has consistently raised […]

Labour Switch Off For Earth Hour!

Brighton & Hove Labour are supporting Climate Week which runs all this week, by committing to switching-off lights, or any other such appliance, for an hour from 8.30pm this Saturday 26th March. This is in order to celebrate the World […]

Labour Call on Council to Oppose Sussex Police Cuts

Brighton & Hove Labour Councillors will be urging the City Council to lobby the Tory-led Government, at a Town Hall meeting next week, following news that Sussex Police will lose 500 police officers as a result of the Government’s cuts […]

Labour Announce War on Loan Sharks as Part Citywide Financial Support Strategy

At the next Brighton & Hove Council meeting on March 24th, Labour will be tabling their plans for a citywide financial inclusion programme, which were eventually accepted by the Conservative administration, as part of the £2.5million worth of Labour amendments […]

Labour join expressed concern over planned welfare changes

Brighton & Hove Labour has today voiced fears about potential delays in awarding benefits and over withdrawal of other benefits. Labour are also backing concerns expressed in an open letter to The Guardian yesterday from cancer groups, as delays of […]

Families in Brighton & Hove will be £1500 worse off

Brighton & Hove Labour Leader, Councillor Gill Mitchell has joined Ed Miliband, Leader of the Labour party, in warning that on average a couple with children and one person earning will be £1500 worse off this year. This is more […]

Labour slam government over unfair treatment of social tenants

Labour say the Tory-led Government is treating social housing tenants shamefully. Tory Ministers confirmed yesterday that the right of tenants to a secure tenancy for those already in a council house or housing association home will now not be protected. […]

SUSSEX TO LOSE 500 POLICE OFFICERS

Sussex Police will lose 500 police officers as a result of the Government’s cuts to Police Funding. In addition, a House of Commons Library analysis of Government funding for the police shows that Sussex Police faces cuts of £28.6m in […]

Labour warns of ‘chaos and incompetence’ in government’s NHS plans

Brighton & Hove Labour have expressed concern over the potential impact of the Tory-led Government’s controversial plans for the NHS on the running of local health services in the city. The concern follows another u-turn by the Tory-led government, this […]

Labour pledge to stand up for local women and families

Marking the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, Local Labour Councillors are today pledging to stand up for Brighton & Hove’s women and families, as new figures show the Tory-led government’s Budget hit local women around 3 times harder than […]

Labour Leader Joins International Women’s Day call for Equality

Brighton & Hove Labour Leader Cllr Gill Mitchell has joined in Amnesty’s call, on International Women’s Day, to lobby Egyptian authorities to ensure women play an equal role in a future Egyptian democracy. The dramatic events in Egypt and across […]

Tories Accept Labour’s Alternative Budget Proposals

In a long and tense budget meeting at Brighton Town Hall last night, Labour’s alternative budget proposals were finally accepted by the Tories. However, despite the Tories eventually accepting Labour and the Greens joint alternative proposals, the Greens irrationally voted […]

“Support small businesses at Preston Barracks” call

Labour and Co-operative Party Councillor, Jeane Lepper has told Council Officers that whatever decisions are eventually taken about the Preston Barracks site on Lewes Road in the Hollingdean and Stanmer Ward which she represents, everything possible should be done to […]

Local Schools Will See Budgets Slashed, Say Labour

The average secondary school will see its budget for building work, repairs and computers slashed by £86,000 next year, new figures have revealed. The House of Commons Library research says for primary schools in England the figure is £26,000. These […]

Labour Pothole Cash Letter Pays-Off

On February 3rd Brighton & Hove Labour Leader, Cllr Gill Mitchell, wrote to Tory Transport Secretary, Philip Hammond, urging his government not to cut pothole repair cash and last week, the Department for Transport have announced that £100million of extra […]

Labour’s Alternative Council Budget Proposals for 2011-12

Dear Brighton & Hove Residents,  Later today, Labour’s alternative budget plans for Brighton & Hove City Council will be published. These alternative proposals will be tabled at a council meeting this Thursday 3rd March at Brighton Town Hall and Labour will […]

Labour welcome sixth form but worry over coalition’s EMA cuts

Councillor Anne Meadows and Councillor Mo Marsh outside the new Brighton Aldridge Community Academy which will soon house a sixth form element.  ‘That’s wonderful news but we are worried that the Conservative/Lib Dem coalition is going to make it harder […]

Labour “unhappy” with Conservative Connexions Cuts

Mo Marsh and Anne Meadows are unhappy that the Connexions staff is at risk in the Conservative administration’s budget. They know that the help and support they have given your young people has been an invaluable support. Without the Connexions worker’s support […]

Labour Team Listen to Local Waste and Recycling Concerns

Mo, Leigh and Anne outside working on your behalf.  Leigh is particularly concerned as many residents are telling us on the doorstep that they don’t like the rubbish collection in their area.  ‘Rubbish collection and recycling is of great concern […]

Local Bus Concerns

Councillor Anne Meadows, Leigh Farrow and Councillor Mo Marsh take a breather before starting out again talking to residents about issues that concern them.  ‘We know the bus service is an issue and feel great concern over the proposed 50% […]

Tory ‘Tenant Tax’ U-Turn Exposed

Labour can reveal that the construction of new council housing in Brighton & Hove and up to 100,000 council homes nationally could be scrapped, now that the Tory-led Government has reneged upon their promise of extra cash to build them. […]

Anger at Dithering Tory Delay on Lights for Dark Park

Even a 1,500-strong petition was not enough to persuade Brighton & Hove’s Tory Council to install lights in St. Anne’s Wells Gardens, Hove. St Ann’s Well Gardens, a well used local park, with regular events and a busy café, is […]

Labour Tell Tories: Don’t Cut Pothole Repair Money!

Brighton & Hove Labour Leader, Cllr Gill Mitchell, has written to the Tory Transport Secretary, Philip Hammond, to urge the Tories not to cut Brighton & Hove’s pothole repair budget. Following another severe winter, Brighton & Hove’s roads are suffering […]

Labour: Listen to Hove Residents on Police Station Closure

Hove Labour Councillor for Goldsmid, Melanie Davis urged Senior Police Officials to launch a wide and well-publicised consultation before making any decision on the future of Hove Police Station. Cllr Davis spoke on behalf of local residents at a Goldsmid […]

Labour Voice Concerns Over Feed-In-Tariff Review

Labour Councillors are concerned over Government proposals, revealed today, to review the hugely successful Feed in Tariffs scheme. Since their creation by the previous Labour Government, Feed in Tariffs have stimulated environmental growth, driven innovation, created jobs and cut carbon. […]

Tory Cycling Prejudice Costs City Taxpayers Millions

Labour are angry at Tory council plans to remove a cycle lane in Hove at a cost to local taxpayers of £1.1million. The cycle lane which runs along both sides Grand Avenue and The Drive in Hove will be removed […]

City College students and staff talk to Labour about Education in the City

Labour Shadow Minister for Education, Andy Burnham, Cllr Pat Hawkes and Labour group Leader Cllr Gill Mitchell met with students recently, to discuss education in the City. In a round table discussion, students talked with the senior national and local […]

Labour’s record

We are proud of Labour’s strong record in Brighton & Hove. Working together with the community successive Labour Councils turned this city around and got our local economy thriving again after years of Tory neglect. Labour has delivered some great […]

Welcome for Connexions Cash

Welcome for Connexions Cash Pat Hawkes, Jeane Lepper and Christine Simpson, Labour and Co-operative Party Councillors for Hollingdean and Stanmer Ward, have welcomed the cash put back into the Connexions Service as a result of a successful Labour amendment to […]

Coldean Youth Centre

Councillor Jeane Lepper reports: “The Coldean Youth project have now asked the Council for permission for a youth centre in the former doctor’s surgery in Beatty Avenue. Your local Labour councillors back this plan which will also offer space for […]

Cllr. Anne Meadows

Anne is Chair of Governor for Moulsecoomb Primary which has received an award as winner of the South East Finals for ‘Learning Outside the Classroom.’  She is also working alongside residents in Bevendean on the Willow Surgery development and is taking […]

This is no time to be cutting back on our police numbers

Claims by Arundel and South Downs Tory MP and Policing Minister Nick Herbert that there is no relation between police officer numbers and the fall in crime (The Argus, November 23) are absurd. With around 30,000 more police and police […]

Rash decisions

Having read Councillor Vanessa Brown’s letter (Letters, August 31) on her Conservative administration’s cuts to the Connexions service, I am surprised by some of her claims and inaccuracies. Coun Brown implies that her colleagues had the cuts imposed on them […]

Petition to save chemist backed by local Labour Councillors

Local Labour Councillors in East Brighton are backing a public petition aimed at saving a community chemist on Arundel Road. The petition currently contains over 600 signatures. East Brighton’s Labour Team, which includes local Labour Leader, Cllr Gill Mitchell, are […]

New crossing needed for Egremont Place

We are rapidly approaching the 4th anniversary of the request by local residents for a new crossing at the Egremont Place entrance to Queen’s Park, but still no crossing is in place. It’s a much needed crossing at a dangerous […]

Brighton Labour group leader criticises ‘charter for squatters’

Fewer empty homes in Brighton and Hove will be brought back into use if the government relaxes the law, a local Labour politician have warned. Gill Mitchell, leader of the Labour group on Brighton and Hove City Council, said that […]

Anne Meadows to become next mayor of Brighton and Hove

Anne Meadows has been chosen as the next mayor of Brighton and Hove following a meeting of the city council. Current mayor Councillor Geoff Wells will assume the role of Deputy Mayor, as has become the custom in Brighton and […]

Number 37 bus route

It is good to see that Brighton And Hove Bus Company wants to continue to operate the number 37 bus route until next year (The Argus, January 14), but it will only be able to do so with the benefit […]

Future of Hove Police Station ‘in jeopardy’

The future of Hove Police Station on Holland Road is ‘in jeopardy’ according to Brighton and Hove Labour councillor Warren Morgan. Cllr Morgan revealed that the station is under threat of closure following a response to a question he put […]

Hanover & Elm Grove candidate Tracey Hill on parking issues in Elm Grove

Zoe Bouras (Letters, January 14) is not alone in witnessing problems with cars parked on the pavements along Elm Grove. I have been speaking to many residents close to Elm Grove and the subject has come up frequently, with concerns […]

Planting bluebells in St Peter’s

Planting bluebells on a mellow Saturday afternoon on the level.

Labour For Saint Peter’s and North Laine 2011

Pete Gilman, James Hallwood and Clare Calder need your help to make a difference to Brighton politics for good by voting Labour on May 5th 2011 and electing them as your councillors. We live in Brighton, we know our city […]

Ed Miliband answers questions at Hove Question Time-style event

Ed Miliband fielded questions from 200 residents when he visited Brighton and Hove today. The leader of the Labour Party is touring the country in a series of events aimed at understanding what voters want as part of a comprehensive […]

Cllr. Penny Gilbey

Penny Gilbey has lived in Mile Oak with her husband Peter for over 40 years. Her son, daughter and grandchildren all attended local primary schools and Portslade Community College. She worked for 13 years at PCC as a laboratory technician […]