Former Brighton student foiled by Olympic minister

A former Brighton student failed in her attempt to unseat Cabinet minister Tessa Jowell at the general election. Olukemi Adegoke – known as Kemi – fled Nigeria at 16 and “flipped burgers and cleaned toilets” before studying engineering at Sussex University. The 30-year-old...
Posted On 07 May 2010 at 7:31 pm

Brighton thug banned from every pub in England and Wales

A violent Brighton man has been banned from all pubs and restaurants in England and Wales after threatening women in a Hanover pub. Brighton and Hove City Council successfully applied for an antisocial behaviour order against Robert Sansford to be extended for six years and to...
Posted On 07 May 2010 at 8:12 am

BRIGHTON PAVILION RESULT: First ever Green MP elected

Caroline Lucas has become the first ever Green Party MP after winning in Brighton Pavilion with 16,238 votes. Labour’s Nancy Platts was second on 14,986 ahead of Conservative Charlotte Vere on 12,275 and Lib Dem Berni Millam on 7,159. Nigel Carter for UKIP received 948...
Posted On 07 May 2010 at 7:02 am

BRIGHTON KEMPTOWN RESULT: Tory win for Simon Kirby

Conservative Simon Kirby has won the Brighton Kemptown seat with 16,217 votes, ahead of Labour’s Simon Burgess on 14,889. Lib Dem Juliet Williams was third with 7,691 and Green Ben Duncan was fourth on 2,330. UKIP candidate James Chamberlain-Webber received 1,384 votes,...
Posted On 07 May 2010 at 6:57 am

HOVE RESULT: Tory win for Mike Weatherley

Mike Weatherley has won Hove for the Conservatives with 18,294 ahead of Labour MP Celia Barlow on 16,426. Lib Dem Paul Elgood third with 11,240, ahead of Green Ian Davey on 2,568, UKIP Paul Perrin on 1,206 and independent Brian Ralfe on 85.
Posted On 07 May 2010 at 5:23 am

Brighton and Hove counts nearing completion

The counts for Brighton and Hove are now expected to be 30 minutes from completion. They have taken around two hours longer than initially expected because of the closeness of all three votes.
Posted On 07 May 2010 at 3:53 am

Turnouts announced for Hove and Kemptown

The official turnouts for Hove and Brighton Kemptown are up from 2005 before postal votes have been included. In Hove 46,840 cast their ballot, a rate of 65.31%, up from 64%. In Kemptown the turnout was 41,078 or 62.23% up from 60.2%.
Posted On 07 May 2010 at 1:17 am

Portslade soldier’s mother praises guards for trying to save him

The Portslade mother of a soldier killed in Afghanistan thanked his colleagues and praised their efforts to save him after a blast in Helmand province. Jacqui Janes, 47, of Flint Close, Portslade, told her son’s fellow guardsmen: “I know that you did everything humanely possible...
Posted On 07 May 2010 at 12:00 am