Opening night for Brighton Open Air Theatre

Brighton Open Air Theatre (B.O.A.T.) has opened its doors tonight for the first time – or it would have done if it had any doors. The city’s first outdoor theatre has been built on the site of the former bowling green in Dyke Road Park. It has space for 425 people to sit on...
Posted On 09 May 2015 at 8:10 pm

Elections result: Labour emerge as largest party on Brighton and Hove City Council

The Labour Party is the largest on Brighton and Hove City Council, winning 23 of the 54 seats in the local elections. The Conservatives are the next largest party, with 20 seats, and the Greens have 11. The voters spoke on Thursday (7 May) and today (Saturday 9 May), after a...
Posted On 09 May 2015 at 7:03 pm

Election result: St Peter’s and North Laine

The Greens held all three seats in St Peter’s and North Laine with Councillor Lizzie Deane and Councillor Pete West being joined by Louisa Greenbaum. Councillor West paid tribute to his party’s supporters and those of his political rivals. He said that the Greens had left a...
Posted On 09 May 2015 at 6:42 pm

Election result: Goldsmid

Labour picked up two seats from the Greens in Goldsmid ward. Jackie O’Quinn and Saoirse Horan were the Labour winners along with Amanda Knight for the Greens. Goldsmid (3 seats) Lucy Emeile-Samy, Conservative, 2,110 Linda Freedman, Conservative, 2,303 Dave Hill, Trade...
Posted On 09 May 2015 at 6:32 pm

Election result: Queen’s Park

Labour have won all three seats in Queen’s Park from the Greens. Karen Barford, Dan Chapman and Adrian Morris now join Brighton and Hove City Council. They beat sitting Green councillors Geoffrey Bowden and Steph Powell and candidate Richard Stanton. Queen’s Park (3 seats)...
Posted On 09 May 2015 at 6:22 pm

Election result: Hangleton and Knoll

The Conservatives have taken the third seat in Hangleton and Knoll from Labour, giving them all three in the ward. Nick Lewry joins Dawn Barnett and Tony Janio on Brighton and Hove City Council. Councillor Lewry won the seat previously held by Labour veteran Brian Fitch who...
Posted On 09 May 2015 at 6:12 pm

Election result: Withdean

The Conservatives have regained the seat that they lost to the Greens four years ago in Withdean. Nick Taylor, 24, a postgraduate at the London School of Economics, won the third seat for the Conservatives, defeating Green councillor Sue Shanks. Conservative councillors Ann and...
Posted On 09 May 2015 at 6:01 pm

Election result: Moulsecoomb and Bevendean

Labour won all three seats in Moulsecoomb and Bevendean. Mo Marsh and Anne Meadows were re-elected along with newcomer Dan Yates. Leigh Farrow, who switched from Labour to UKIP, lost his seat. Moulsecoomb and Bevendean (3 seats) Nicoas De Conde, Independent, 283 Leila...
Posted On 09 May 2015 at 5:49 pm

Election result: Hollingdean and Stanmer

Labour won a clean sweep in Hollingdean and Stanmer, recapturing two seats that fell to the Greens four years ago. Tracey Hill, Michael Inkpin-Leissner and Caroline Penn are the three new councillors. Councillor Hill paid tribute to Jeane Lepper, who retired at the election, and...
Posted On 09 May 2015 at 5:37 pm

Election result: Preston Park

Labour has won two of the seats from the Greens in Preston Park. Leo Littman held his seat for the Greens while Kevin Allen wins back the seat that he lost four years ago for Labour. They are joined by new Labour councillor Julie Cattell. Councillor Littman said that being...
Posted On 09 May 2015 at 5:26 pm
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