Brighton and Hove rejects change to voting system – just

Voters in Brighton and Hove may have changed the guard at the council but they decided to stick with first past the post for parliamentary elections. The results were in line with the national trend although the voting figures showed a much tighter contest in the city with 43,948...
Posted On 06 May 2011 at 9:04 pm

Brighton man in court on 15 child porn charges

A Brighton man has appeared in court charged with 15 offences of having child porn. Nigel Hammond, 36, of Down Terrace, Brighton, appeared before Brighton magistrates today (Friday 6 May) after an investigation by specialist officers. Hammond was charged with five offences of...
Posted On 06 May 2011 at 6:31 pm

Hove student faces jail after attacking royal convoy

A Hove student may be sent to prison when he completes his university final exams after attacking the Prince of Wales’s convoy during a demo in London. Charlie Gilmour, 21, the son of Pink Floyd guitarist Dave Gilmour and the novelist Polly Samson, admitted violent disorder at...
Posted On 06 May 2011 at 6:20 pm

Paperboy, 14, seriously injured in Hove

A paperboy suffered serious head injuries after a car accident in Hove this morning. The 14-year-old Hangleton boy was on foot when he was hit by a blue Mazda estate car in Hangleton Road, Hove, at about 7.50am today (Friday 6 May). He was taken to the Royal Sussex County...
Posted On 06 May 2011 at 5:54 pm

More people vote in this year's council elections than in 2007

Turnout for this year’s Brighton and Hove City Council elections was higher in 19 out of the 21 wards compared to 2007. According to the council, turnout for the 2011 council elections was 41 per cent – up from 38 per cent last time. The biggest difference was in Brunswick...
Posted On 06 May 2011 at 4:58 pm

Brighton and Hove City Council election result – Patcham

Conservatives have held their three seats in Patcham. Husband and wife team councillors Carol and Geoffrey Theobald will continue to serve the area alongside councillor Brian Pidgeon. Patcham 3 seats Rosemary Collins Labour 735 Lawrence Anthony Parkhouse Eke Liberal Democrat 186...
Posted On 06 May 2011 at 2:31 pm

Greens become largest party in Brighton and Hove

By Claire Smyth The Greens have triumphed in the local elections in Brighton and Hove  winning 23 seats out of 54, making them the largest party on the council. They are tantalisingly short – five seats short – of an overall majority. Brighton and Hove City Council...
Posted On 06 May 2011 at 2:25 pm

Brighton and Hove City Council election result – St Peter's and North Laine

The Green party has held its three seats in St. Peter’s and North Laine. Councillors Ian Davey, Lizzie Deane and Pete West each won 3132, 3407 and 3042 votes respectively. St Peter’s and North Laine 3 seats Clare Joanna Mary Calder Labour 1326 Sabiha Choudhury UK...
Posted On 06 May 2011 at 2:21 pm

Brighton and Hove City Council election result – South Portslade

Labour has regained the second seat in South Portslade that they lost in 2007. Alan Robins will join veteran Labour councillor Les Hamilton in the council chamber. Steve Harmer-Strange was the defeated Conservative councillor, with former council member Steve Harbor-Wade also...
Posted On 06 May 2011 at 2:08 pm

Brighton and Hove City Council election result – Preston Park

The Greens have taken all three seats in Preston Park, beating two sitting Labour councillors Kevin Allen and Juliet McCaffery. Amy Kennedy will be joined on the council by Mike Jones and Leo Littman. Returning Green councillor Amy Kennedy said: “I’m over the...
Posted On 06 May 2011 at 1:54 pm
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