Labour celebrates European poll success in Brighton and Hove

Posted On 26 May 2014 at 3:28 am

The Labour Party more than doubled its vote in the European parliamentary elections in Brighton and Hove, according to the result declared last night (Sunday 25 May).

The party polled 20,414 votes compared with 9,113 at the previous European elections in 2009.

It overtook the Green Party, which topped the poll five years ago with 19,727 but slipped this time to 18,586.

The Conservatives polled 15,626 votes, up from 13,891 last time.

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The UK Independence Party (UKIP) attracted 14,205 votes, compared with 7,570 at the previous European elections.

And the Liberal Democrats shed more than 2,000 votes, gaining 4,025 votes, down from 6,410 in 2009.

Leading Labour figures in Brighton and Hove were delighted by the European Parliament election results.

They said that the results indicated that Brighton and Hove City Council and all three parliamentary seats could be expected to return to Labour in the 2015 local elections and general election.

After the count Melanie Davis, who chairs the Brighton, Hove and District Labour Party, said: “After four years of hard work, explaining why Labour is a better choice than the Greens, Tories, Lib Dems or UKIP, we’re delighted by tonight’s result.

“I’m sure all of our councillors, council candidates and parliamentary candidates will now look towards next year’s elections with renewed confidence that our message is being heard loud and clear.”

Councillor Warren Morgan, leader of the Labour Group on Brighton and Hove City Council, said: “Our win in the Hanover by-election last year, our lead across the city in opinion polls, yesterday’s poll of the marginals and now this show we are best placed to win.

“Our work on the doorstep has won back many local voters to Labour and our positive policies will show we are an administration in waiting.

“If elected we will deliver good quality, basic services to local people.

“These election results show that a year from now, with continued hard work, Labour can look forward to winning a majority of city council and getting on with the job of improving local services for Brighton and Hove.”

Purna Sen, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Brighton Pavilion, said: “This result shows that local people are more interested in effective government than in mere protest.

“I’m confident that a year from now, the voters of Brighton Pavilion will vote for real change instead of just the illusion of change.

“Labour stands for opposition and proposing practical policies, instead of just protesting.

“The next parliament will make decisions that matter massively to the city, the country and, indeed, the planet.

“Work to address climate change, economic inequality, education and the NHS cannot wait. Only Labour can offer a genuine and practical alternative to the coalition.”

Peter Kyle, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Hove, said: “It’s time to bring jobs and growth back to our communities and tonight’s election shows voters in Hove believe Labour is the best choice to do just that.

“This result reflects what people have been telling me throughout the constituency.

“For all the talk of a ‘Big Society’, the coalition has spent four years making Britain a less inclusive place, something clearly opposed by the voters of Hove.

“I look forward to working hard over the next year as Labour continues to convince voters that as the party with the best record on social issues, ours would be the best party to deliver in government.”

Nancy Platts, the party’s parliamentary candidate in Brighton Kemptown, said: “Over the last four years issues like zero hours contracts and rising energy bills have made life ever more precarious for working families.

“Voters across the constituency are turning back to Labour’s positive policies on the minimum wage and a commitment to secure employment.”

  1. Uncle Ruckus Reply

    Overjoyed that the ‘snot’ Greens have done so badly; even better that the wretched Alex Phillips won’t become and MEP!

  2. Uncle Ruckus Reply

    Overjoyed that the ‘snot’ Greens have done so badly; even better that the wretched Alex Phillips won’t become and MEP!

  3. spike Jones Reply

    I am delighted that Labour is back is power and i hope they get in power next year because what the greens have done to Brighton is disgraceful .I am all for a greener society, but the green council cant even recycle or collect refuse on my estate .Filling in pot holes on our road thats a joke .But 20MPH speed restrictions and cycles lanes have been put up everywhere except where there are most needed outside schools and Dangerous roads !!!!!!!
    Leaving long grass is nice but i saw a patch left around a park bench, nice for the insects but what about the person who may like to use the Park bench on a sunny day ?
    I hope you can do better for the community.

  4. spike Jones Reply

    I am delighted that Labour is back is power and i hope they get in power next year because what the greens have done to Brighton is disgraceful .I am all for a greener society, but the green council cant even recycle or collect refuse on my estate .Filling in pot holes on our road thats a joke .But 20MPH speed restrictions and cycles lanes have been put up everywhere except where there are most needed outside schools and Dangerous roads !!!!!!!
    Leaving long grass is nice but i saw a patch left around a park bench, nice for the insects but what about the person who may like to use the Park bench on a sunny day ?
    I hope you can do better for the community.

  5. total sub Reply

    its now time for kit-kat to resign along with the rest of the SO CALLED Greens, and to vote them out once and for all. green they dont know the meaning of the word.
    and it shows that the people of this great city didn’t believe what ukip said.
    the greens have cut just about everything in this city and left us with street cover in rubbish for weeks and then they wanted to put up council tax.
    why why do we not have local elections at the same time as every other area’s, 5 years of miss-take after miss-take, its time we the people should have shouted enough is enough maxium local council term should be 3 years and we should still have the power to kick them out.

  6. total sub Reply

    its now time for kit-kat to resign along with the rest of the SO CALLED Greens, and to vote them out once and for all. green they dont know the meaning of the word.
    and it shows that the people of this great city didn’t believe what ukip said.
    the greens have cut just about everything in this city and left us with street cover in rubbish for weeks and then they wanted to put up council tax.
    why why do we not have local elections at the same time as every other area’s, 5 years of miss-take after miss-take, its time we the people should have shouted enough is enough maxium local council term should be 3 years and we should still have the power to kick them out.

  7. jqmark Reply

    i think that this is a good result for the greens if they only two thousand behind labour over the whole city then this means that caroline lucas has a good chance of keeping the seat in brighton pavillion. in terms of the council brighton is not a green majority council it is a hung council in which greens run the administation with out a majority. No one is going to win a majority next year either and it may be that labour regret four years of sabotage when they discover that next time no one has out right power again.

  8. jqmark Reply

    i think that this is a good result for the greens if they only two thousand behind labour over the whole city then this means that caroline lucas has a good chance of keeping the seat in brighton pavillion. in terms of the council brighton is not a green majority council it is a hung council in which greens run the administation with out a majority. No one is going to win a majority next year either and it may be that labour regret four years of sabotage when they discover that next time no one has out right power again.

  9. Robbie Reply

    There is no question Labour has done excellently winning back votes from an all time low in 2009, just after the financial crash.

    The Greens have lost 6% of their vote in Brighton & Hove. Considering the bad press The Greens get about the council and reading the typical comments you get above, anyone would think the Green vote would have been wiped out. It hasn’t.

    94% of voters who voted Green in 2009 are still voting Green. That is a fairly solid vote, for an incumbent (council) party.

    Whatever the results of the council and Brighton Pavilion next year, which will be tight, clearly The Greens are here to stay as a political force in the city!

  10. Robbie Reply

    There is no question Labour has done excellently winning back votes from an all time low in 2009, just after the financial crash.

    The Greens have lost 6% of their vote in Brighton & Hove. Considering the bad press The Greens get about the council and reading the typical comments you get above, anyone would think the Green vote would have been wiped out. It hasn’t.

    94% of voters who voted Green in 2009 are still voting Green. That is a fairly solid vote, for an incumbent (council) party.

    Whatever the results of the council and Brighton Pavilion next year, which will be tight, clearly The Greens are here to stay as a political force in the city!

  11. Robbie Reply

    There is no question Labour has done excellently winning back votes from an all time low in 2009, just after the financial crash.

    The Greens have lost 6% of their vote in Brighton & Hove. Considering the bad press The Greens get about the council and reading the typical comments you get above, anyone would think the Green vote would have been wiped out. It hasn’t.

    94% of voters who voted Green in 2009 are still voting Green. That is a fairly solid vote, for an incumbent (council) party.

    Whatever the results of the council and Brighton Pavilion next year, which will be tight, clearly The Greens are here to stay as a political force in the city!

  12. Jay Reply

    One job the greens are excellent at is making leafy homes with surrounding lakes around blocked street drains.

  13. Jay Reply

    One job the greens are excellent at is making leafy homes with surrounding lakes around blocked street drains.

  14. Rostrum Reply

    Labour wins a seat! Not the real story is it? The rise of the right in the UK and and the rest of Europe is the reals story..

  15. Rostrum Reply

    Labour wins a seat! Not the real story is it? The rise of the right in the UK and and the rest of Europe is the reals story..

  16. Rostrum Reply

    Labour wins a seat! Not the real story is it? The rise of the right in the UK and and the rest of Europe is the reals story..

  17. HJarrs Reply

    Still waiting for all these magnificent Labour policies. Labour did moderately well when running the council but only because they had money coming out of their ears (remember £40 million splurged on EBFU?). It’s true we could elect 3 anonymous Labour MPs to sit on the backbenchers, that will set the world alight! The Greens have managed to keep the council together while subject to the greatest cuts in 60 years. Despite incredible pressure the Greens have delivered the first council houses have been built, businesses in the city are doing well, living wage introduced, unemployment down.

    The Greens are at a great disadvantage, it’s David Green v an arrogant Labour Goliath that takes power for granted.

  18. HJarrs Reply

    Still waiting for all these magnificent Labour policies. Labour did moderately well when running the council but only because they had money coming out of their ears (remember £40 million splurged on EBFU?). It’s true we could elect 3 anonymous Labour MPs to sit on the backbenchers, that will set the world alight! The Greens have managed to keep the council together while subject to the greatest cuts in 60 years. Despite incredible pressure the Greens have delivered the first council houses have been built, businesses in the city are doing well, living wage introduced, unemployment down.

    The Greens are at a great disadvantage, it’s David Green v an arrogant Labour Goliath that takes power for granted.

  19. HJarrs Reply

    Still waiting for all these magnificent Labour policies. Labour did moderately well when running the council but only because they had money coming out of their ears (remember £40 million splurged on EBFU?). It’s true we could elect 3 anonymous Labour MPs to sit on the backbenchers, that will set the world alight! The Greens have managed to keep the council together while subject to the greatest cuts in 60 years. Despite incredible pressure the Greens have delivered the first council houses have been built, businesses in the city are doing well, living wage introduced, unemployment down.

    The Greens are at a great disadvantage, it’s David Green v an arrogant Labour Goliath that takes power for granted.

  20. Alan Portland Reply

    Over the moon that (U Skip) hasn’t won in my beloved town. Thanks God the Green lost after their immature city plans. That shows how Brightonians are very aware of U Skip racist and scare mongering tactics.

  21. Alan Portland Reply

    Over the moon that (U Skip) hasn’t won in my beloved town. Thanks God the Green lost after their immature city plans. That shows how Brightonians are very aware of U Skip racist and scare mongering tactics.

  22. Alan Portland Reply

    Over the moon that (U Skip) hasn’t won in my beloved town. Thanks God the Green lost after their immature city plans. That shows how Brightonians are very aware of U Skip racist and scare mongering tactics.

  23. Ramjet Reply

    Alan Portland – 14,205 Brightonians clearly do not share your rather puerile opinion of them, but then Democracy can be such a flawed construct when it allows people who do not share your point of view to express their own opinions. And please save your childish epithets for the playground; if you wish to indulge in political discourse it is better to do so as an adult, or even masquerading as one.

  24. Ramjet Reply

    Alan Portland – 14,205 Brightonians clearly do not share your rather puerile opinion of them, but then Democracy can be such a flawed construct when it allows people who do not share your point of view to express their own opinions. And please save your childish epithets for the playground; if you wish to indulge in political discourse it is better to do so as an adult, or even masquerading as one.

  25. Ramjet Reply

    Alan Portland – 14,205 Brightonians clearly do not share your rather puerile opinion of them, but then Democracy can be such a flawed construct when it allows people who do not share your point of view to express their own opinions. And please save your childish epithets for the playground; if you wish to indulge in political discourse it is better to do so as an adult, or even masquerading as one.

  26. Nigel Carter Reply

    There you go again with your slurs and smears against inclusive, libertarian UKIP. You clearly know nothing about this UKIP, the anti-racist party of the Commonwealth. How stupid you sound to have fallen for our opponents’ bad propaganda! So silly of you! UKIP is the party of the born-free individual, equal and protected before the Law, participating in the democratic choice of who serves us all in government. We never talk about race, like our opponents do; they seem to have race on the brain! To us in UKIP, everybody matters, because, for the religious among us, we are all God’s children, and for the atheist among us, everybody is special. UKIP encourages free enterprise because we all depend on it to live and thrive…and to pay for all public services through taxes. We believe in strong Law enforcement and Defence because we all rely on deterrence to be safe. We despise the EU because is dominating, and anti-democratic and serves only Big Corporates, Big Bureaucracy and diminishes each individual’s power to control who governs on our behalf. We oppose mass immigration because it is unfair to the poor already here, and drives down wages, weakens workers and undermines trade unions…which only suits those Big Corporates again. That’s just an outline of UKIP, our libertarian party. The Left/Right paradigm serves nobody and should be consigned to history, along with class-prejudice, homophobia…and silly schoolboy accusations of racism. The UKIP I joined and belong to has the high moral ground, and I am offended that anyone grown-up could believe I would have anything to do with prejudice or discrimination of any kind. You clearly know nothing about he real UKIP. Our frightened opponents are trying hard to make it something bad, which it is not…they must be really scared to sink to such low scare-mongering. UKIP advances because it welcomes everybody of goodwill and serves them well. UKIP is not going away…the class prejudice and ancient attitudes of the Liblabcon, and the totalitarian EU are going away as soon as UKIP can defeat them at the ballot box. Innocent people know they have been betrayed by the political class and their masters, and are helping UKIP to grow to get our democracy back and our country back.
    nc26may14
    For more answers about real UKIP, visit my archive of answers from 2010 onwards in Comments at length 1 to 7 attached to Photos in Albums on my facebook page at nigel.carter.9 and dig deeper, open your eyes there…and google into the EU’s QMV 1nov2014, and EU’s eugendfor…and remember ‘EU money spending’ is our money spent by them.

    Time to wake up, you have been tricked by failed notions from the past that cannot serve you or others in the modern world. Libertarian UKIP is the now and future for individuals.

    With Unity, Kindness, Independence and Participation, UKIP aims to create opportunities for each person and to empower individuals to make teir way up Maslow’s ladder of needs to self-realisation.

    Wake up, the future beckons.

    nc26may14

  27. Nigel Carter Reply

    There you go again with your slurs and smears against inclusive, libertarian UKIP. You clearly know nothing about this UKIP, the anti-racist party of the Commonwealth. How stupid you sound to have fallen for our opponents’ bad propaganda! So silly of you! UKIP is the party of the born-free individual, equal and protected before the Law, participating in the democratic choice of who serves us all in government. We never talk about race, like our opponents do; they seem to have race on the brain! To us in UKIP, everybody matters, because, for the religious among us, we are all God’s children, and for the atheist among us, everybody is special. UKIP encourages free enterprise because we all depend on it to live and thrive…and to pay for all public services through taxes. We believe in strong Law enforcement and Defence because we all rely on deterrence to be safe. We despise the EU because is dominating, and anti-democratic and serves only Big Corporates, Big Bureaucracy and diminishes each individual’s power to control who governs on our behalf. We oppose mass immigration because it is unfair to the poor already here, and drives down wages, weakens workers and undermines trade unions…which only suits those Big Corporates again. That’s just an outline of UKIP, our libertarian party. The Left/Right paradigm serves nobody and should be consigned to history, along with class-prejudice, homophobia…and silly schoolboy accusations of racism. The UKIP I joined and belong to has the high moral ground, and I am offended that anyone grown-up could believe I would have anything to do with prejudice or discrimination of any kind. You clearly know nothing about he real UKIP. Our frightened opponents are trying hard to make it something bad, which it is not…they must be really scared to sink to such low scare-mongering. UKIP advances because it welcomes everybody of goodwill and serves them well. UKIP is not going away…the class prejudice and ancient attitudes of the Liblabcon, and the totalitarian EU are going away as soon as UKIP can defeat them at the ballot box. Innocent people know they have been betrayed by the political class and their masters, and are helping UKIP to grow to get our democracy back and our country back.
    nc26may14
    For more answers about real UKIP, visit my archive of answers from 2010 onwards in Comments at length 1 to 7 attached to Photos in Albums on my facebook page at nigel.carter.9 and dig deeper, open your eyes there…and google into the EU’s QMV 1nov2014, and EU’s eugendfor…and remember ‘EU money spending’ is our money spent by them.

    Time to wake up, you have been tricked by failed notions from the past that cannot serve you or others in the modern world. Libertarian UKIP is the now and future for individuals.

    With Unity, Kindness, Independence and Participation, UKIP aims to create opportunities for each person and to empower individuals to make teir way up Maslow’s ladder of needs to self-realisation.

    Wake up, the future beckons.

    nc26may14

  28. Harvey Reply

    I completely agree with Nigel Carter’s above comment. Me and my family were Conservative voters but turned to vote for UKIP this year as we are so fed up of all the spin from the other parties. UKIP has some strong views but at least they are not afraid to say what they think. They are not at all racist! If you believe that then you clearly have no idea what you are talking about.

    Would you rather vote for Milliband and Cameron who never actually say anything of substance and who are too afraid to have any views on anything ever?!

    Don’t even get me started on the green party! They have made such a mess of Brightons roads with all the Cycle lanes and 20MPH Speed Limits!!! I have never encounted such a useless party1 They have no idea what they are doing and are wasting so much of our money!!! It is like they have no idea what the people of Brighton and Hove want and I can’t wait for them to be voted out!

    The results of the European Election where UKIP did so well is really encouraging. I think if UKIP were in power then at least some change would happen. Maybe Nigel Farage would tackle Amazons Tax issues and take on the big coporate companies!

    I think that before you moan about UKIP you should really look into their policies and understand at least they have a real view!

  29. Harvey Reply

    I completely agree with Nigel Carter’s above comment. Me and my family were Conservative voters but turned to vote for UKIP this year as we are so fed up of all the spin from the other parties. UKIP has some strong views but at least they are not afraid to say what they think. They are not at all racist! If you believe that then you clearly have no idea what you are talking about.

    Would you rather vote for Milliband and Cameron who never actually say anything of substance and who are too afraid to have any views on anything ever?!

    Don’t even get me started on the green party! They have made such a mess of Brightons roads with all the Cycle lanes and 20MPH Speed Limits!!! I have never encounted such a useless party1 They have no idea what they are doing and are wasting so much of our money!!! It is like they have no idea what the people of Brighton and Hove want and I can’t wait for them to be voted out!

    The results of the European Election where UKIP did so well is really encouraging. I think if UKIP were in power then at least some change would happen. Maybe Nigel Farage would tackle Amazons Tax issues and take on the big coporate companies!

    I think that before you moan about UKIP you should really look into their policies and understand at least they have a real view!

  30. David W Reply

    The Greens have ruled according to their ideology, not according to the needs of Brightonians. They don’t seem to mind that they have made life miserable for thousands of people who need to commute by car. I think this result shows that everyone needs to vote in 2015 if we are to get these idealistic idiots out.

  31. David W Reply

    The Greens have ruled according to their ideology, not according to the needs of Brightonians. They don’t seem to mind that they have made life miserable for thousands of people who need to commute by car. I think this result shows that everyone needs to vote in 2015 if we are to get these idealistic idiots out.

  32. David W Reply

    The Greens have ruled according to their ideology, not according to the needs of Brightonians. They don’t seem to mind that they have made life miserable for thousands of people who need to commute by car. I think this result shows that everyone needs to vote in 2015 if we are to get these idealistic idiots out.

  33. Christopher Hawtree Reply

    More interesting than the overall result are the sub-strata. All manner of things were revealed to those who watched which area polled in which way (and, having done a lot of that, i am hardly going to give it away here…). But it is well known that the Greens were top in the Brighton Pavilion area. I felt a buzz after a geekish evening at the Count with a clipboard.

  34. Christopher Hawtree Reply

    More interesting than the overall result are the sub-strata. All manner of things were revealed to those who watched which area polled in which way (and, having done a lot of that, i am hardly going to give it away here…). But it is well known that the Greens were top in the Brighton Pavilion area. I felt a buzz after a geekish evening at the Count with a clipboard.

  35. Christopher Hawtree Reply

    More interesting than the overall result are the sub-strata. All manner of things were revealed to those who watched which area polled in which way (and, having done a lot of that, i am hardly going to give it away here…). But it is well known that the Greens were top in the Brighton Pavilion area. I felt a buzz after a geekish evening at the Count with a clipboard.

  36. Warren Morgan Reply

    Labour finished 10,000 votes behind the Greens in 2009. A year later the Greens only won Pavilion by 1,200 votes, and a year after than won the city council elections with only 1% more of the vote than Labour. This time Labour beat the Greens by 1,800 votes, in an election that is never good for us and in one where some of our supporters said they were voting UKIP this time, but ot next year.

    The Greens lost, the Tories and UKIP were 5000 votes behind Labour fighting it out for third and fourth place. If residents want to vote out the Green council and the Tory government next May then Labour is clearly in the best position to do that.

    Over the next twelve months we will set out our policies so that we are the positive choice in the city, not just the default option to a failed Green administration and an unpopular Tory government.

  37. Warren Morgan Reply

    Labour finished 10,000 votes behind the Greens in 2009. A year later the Greens only won Pavilion by 1,200 votes, and a year after than won the city council elections with only 1% more of the vote than Labour. This time Labour beat the Greens by 1,800 votes, in an election that is never good for us and in one where some of our supporters said they were voting UKIP this time, but ot next year.

    The Greens lost, the Tories and UKIP were 5000 votes behind Labour fighting it out for third and fourth place. If residents want to vote out the Green council and the Tory government next May then Labour is clearly in the best position to do that.

    Over the next twelve months we will set out our policies so that we are the positive choice in the city, not just the default option to a failed Green administration and an unpopular Tory government.

  38. Warren Morgan Reply

    Labour finished 10,000 votes behind the Greens in 2009. A year later the Greens only won Pavilion by 1,200 votes, and a year after than won the city council elections with only 1% more of the vote than Labour. This time Labour beat the Greens by 1,800 votes, in an election that is never good for us and in one where some of our supporters said they were voting UKIP this time, but ot next year.

    The Greens lost, the Tories and UKIP were 5000 votes behind Labour fighting it out for third and fourth place. If residents want to vote out the Green council and the Tory government next May then Labour is clearly in the best position to do that.

    Over the next twelve months we will set out our policies so that we are the positive choice in the city, not just the default option to a failed Green administration and an unpopular Tory government.

  39. Sahajatara Reply

    In defence of Green party cycle lanes and 20 mph etc , well my subject is climate change , and the unpalatable truth is that the Ipcc predict a 4 degree rise in average global temperatures THIS CENTURY , and it will only take a rise of 3 degrees to bring about the complete collapse of the Amazon eco system .

    Things are interconnected . We cant continue to just have our own way without regard for our childrens future .

    My only critisism of the Greens is that I dont think they manage to make enough of the connection between cycle paths / 20 mph and climate change .

    If we really understood how bad things are we would all vote Green Im sure , the other parties are still putting economic growth before the reality of the planets finite resources .

    Its a hard truth and one i lose sleep over myself , but we need to face it if we’re going to be able to look our children in the eye in 20 years time when they ask us why on earth we didnt do something when there was still time .

  40. Sahajatara Reply

    In defence of Green party cycle lanes and 20 mph etc , well my subject is climate change , and the unpalatable truth is that the Ipcc predict a 4 degree rise in average global temperatures THIS CENTURY , and it will only take a rise of 3 degrees to bring about the complete collapse of the Amazon eco system .

    Things are interconnected . We cant continue to just have our own way without regard for our childrens future .

    My only critisism of the Greens is that I dont think they manage to make enough of the connection between cycle paths / 20 mph and climate change .

    If we really understood how bad things are we would all vote Green Im sure , the other parties are still putting economic growth before the reality of the planets finite resources .

    Its a hard truth and one i lose sleep over myself , but we need to face it if we’re going to be able to look our children in the eye in 20 years time when they ask us why on earth we didnt do something when there was still time .

  41. Sahajatara Reply

    In defence of Green party cycle lanes and 20 mph etc , well my subject is climate change , and the unpalatable truth is that the Ipcc predict a 4 degree rise in average global temperatures THIS CENTURY , and it will only take a rise of 3 degrees to bring about the complete collapse of the Amazon eco system .

    Things are interconnected . We cant continue to just have our own way without regard for our childrens future .

    My only critisism of the Greens is that I dont think they manage to make enough of the connection between cycle paths / 20 mph and climate change .

    If we really understood how bad things are we would all vote Green Im sure , the other parties are still putting economic growth before the reality of the planets finite resources .

    Its a hard truth and one i lose sleep over myself , but we need to face it if we’re going to be able to look our children in the eye in 20 years time when they ask us why on earth we didnt do something when there was still time .

  42. Liz Reply

    When oh when will we be rid of the greens you lot have ruined our wonderful city. Most of whom we’re not local born in the city but take pleasure in telling us who are where and what is best for us. 20mile speed limits (but not outside schools the only place where actually needed) bike lanes larger than car lanes in the old shoreham road causing great tale backs (a bike lane is one thing but making them larger than the road on both sides?? then making them run out so the bike riders have to again join the road?????) rubbish building mountains cutting funding to our wonderful hospice. Mr Kitcat have a break leave in the sun and melt away as soon as possible please and take the rest of your people with you. As our long belief and famous saying says we are very accepting of all as long as you don’t frighten the horses well the horses have bolted the stable doors have long been left open and the horses are terrified.

  43. Liz Reply

    When oh when will we be rid of the greens you lot have ruined our wonderful city. Most of whom we’re not local born in the city but take pleasure in telling us who are where and what is best for us. 20mile speed limits (but not outside schools the only place where actually needed) bike lanes larger than car lanes in the old shoreham road causing great tale backs (a bike lane is one thing but making them larger than the road on both sides?? then making them run out so the bike riders have to again join the road?????) rubbish building mountains cutting funding to our wonderful hospice. Mr Kitcat have a break leave in the sun and melt away as soon as possible please and take the rest of your people with you. As our long belief and famous saying says we are very accepting of all as long as you don’t frighten the horses well the horses have bolted the stable doors have long been left open and the horses are terrified.

  44. Liz Reply

    When oh when will we be rid of the greens you lot have ruined our wonderful city. Most of whom we’re not local born in the city but take pleasure in telling us who are where and what is best for us. 20mile speed limits (but not outside schools the only place where actually needed) bike lanes larger than car lanes in the old shoreham road causing great tale backs (a bike lane is one thing but making them larger than the road on both sides?? then making them run out so the bike riders have to again join the road?????) rubbish building mountains cutting funding to our wonderful hospice. Mr Kitcat have a break leave in the sun and melt away as soon as possible please and take the rest of your people with you. As our long belief and famous saying says we are very accepting of all as long as you don’t frighten the horses well the horses have bolted the stable doors have long been left open and the horses are terrified.

  45. Malc Reply

    The Greens, the only progressive party in the city, attending to the needs of the city as a whole, rather than just their own members, have done well to top the poll in Brighton Pavilion again, despite the appalling inaccuracy of the article above.

    Warren Morgan, well known across the Council chambers for being a Conservative with a red rosette, evidently can’t count. It’s another in the long line of his litany of embarrassments, including his refusal to condemn the EDL.

    For all those who rallied against Jason Kitcat, be VERY AFRAID of Warren Morgan. That man is a menace.

  46. Malc Reply

    The Greens, the only progressive party in the city, attending to the needs of the city as a whole, rather than just their own members, have done well to top the poll in Brighton Pavilion again, despite the appalling inaccuracy of the article above.

    Warren Morgan, well known across the Council chambers for being a Conservative with a red rosette, evidently can’t count. It’s another in the long line of his litany of embarrassments, including his refusal to condemn the EDL.

    For all those who rallied against Jason Kitcat, be VERY AFRAID of Warren Morgan. That man is a menace.

  47. Malc Reply

    The Greens, the only progressive party in the city, attending to the needs of the city as a whole, rather than just their own members, have done well to top the poll in Brighton Pavilion again, despite the appalling inaccuracy of the article above.

    Warren Morgan, well known across the Council chambers for being a Conservative with a red rosette, evidently can’t count. It’s another in the long line of his litany of embarrassments, including his refusal to condemn the EDL.

    For all those who rallied against Jason Kitcat, be VERY AFRAID of Warren Morgan. That man is a menace.

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