General election latest – 14 candidates stand for the three seats in Brighton and Hove

Posted On 11 May 2017 at 5:31 pm

Fourteen candidates are standing for the three parliamentary seats in Brighton and Hove at the general election on Thursday 8 June.

The Conservatives and Labour are putting up candidates for a seat in the House of Commons in all three seats while the Greens will try to retain Brighton Pavilion.

The Greens are also standing in Hove but not in Brighton Kemptown.

The Liberal Democrats are standing in Hove and Brighton Kemptown but not in Pavilion.

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UKIP is putting up just one candidate, in Brighton Pavilion, while each seat has attracted an independent.

The candidates for Brighton Kemptown are
• Doktor Haze, also known as John Hayes Mabley, an independent candidate who has given an undisclosed address in the Wimbledon constituency
• Simon Kirby, Conservative, who lives in the constituency and won the seat in 2010 and 2015
• Lloyd Russell-Moyle, Labour, who also lives in the constituency
• Emily Tester, Liberal Democrat, who has given an undisclosed address in the Worthing West constituency

The candidates for Brighton Pavilion are
• Ian Verdun Buchanan, UK Independence Party, who has given an undisclosed address in the Brighton Kemptown constituency
• Solomon Curtis, Labour, who has given an undisclosed address in the Brighton Kemptown constituency
• Caroline Lucas, Green, who has given an undisclosed address in the constituency and won the seat in 2010 and 2015
• Emma Warman, Conservative, who has given an undisclosed address in the Reading West constituency
• Nick Yeomans, an independent candidate who has given an undisclosed address in the constituency

The candidates for Hove are
• Kristy Adams, Conservative, who has given an undisclosed address in the constituency
• Carrie Hynds, Liberal Democrat, who has given an undisclosed address in the constituency
• Peter Kyle, who lives in the constituency and won the seat in 2015
• Phélim Mac Cafferty, Green, who has given an undisclosed address in the Brighton Pavilion constituency
• Charley Sabel, an independent candidate who has given an undisclosed address in the constituency

The deadline to register to vote is Monday 22 May. The council said that anyone who was already registered to vote at their current address did not need to register again.

Applications for a postal vote should be received by 5pm on Tuesday 23 May.

Proxy vote applications should be made by 5pm on Wednesday 31 May.

Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 8 June.

  1. Trudy Collins Reply

    Did anyone else hear about the Hove Tory candidate? She claims to be able to heal the deaf though prayers.
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/conservative-mp-candidate-kristy-adams-christian-healed-deaf-man-prayer-a7721621.html

    • jennie Reply

      She sounds ok.

  2. Fishwife, 49 Reply

    Doktor Haze, the Ringmaster from the Circus of Horrors: come on Frank, this is the story you should be covering.
    Here’s a tweet for you to begin with:
    https://mobile.twitter.com/circusofhorrors/status/862705509580845056

  3. Paul Chandler Reply

    Where is the talk of ‘shady backroom deals’ between UKIP and the Tories? Simon Kirby condemned the LibDem decision not to stand in Pavilion in such terms. UKIP are not standing in Kemptown or Hove. The fact UKIP are standing in Pavilion indicates that the Tories do not think they can win there. This election will confirm the take over of the Tory Party by UKIP.

    • J.L.W Reply

      UKIP don’t have the money to stand in Hove. They never stood a chance there anyway. They are not fielding in every constituency.

    • jennie Reply

      I am wondering if a lot of conservative voters will vote UKIP in this election in Brighton Pavilion. The man should have a bigger public presence, we don’t know who he is or anything about him at all, just a vague ectoplasmic impression of a nice gentleman you might want as your MP. It would take a big personality to topple Caroline Lucas. It would be lovely if he did win, would put the cat among the Brighton Pavilion pigeons. As the Monster Raving Loony Party isn’t running a candidate for Brighton Pavilion, UKIP is the only resort for the totally disaffected voter, and maybe a lot of conservative voters?

  4. Valerie Paynter Reply

    I would hate to see the Green vote eroded in Labour-held marginal Hove as it would look bad for the next General Election. But that is what will happen as people hold their noses and vote Labour to do their bit to prevent a landslide Tory Govt which is in NOBODY’s best interests.

    Phelim should withdraw and not split the vote.

    • Hjarrs Reply

      You can’t criticise the Greens for trying! They have been working hard to get some sense from this election by engaging with other parties, but as usual Labour are too aloof to listen.

      This may change on 9th June, for the wrong reasons.

      As you allude, there is a dilemma. Stand aside unilaterally and encourage those that would support to hold their noses and vote for Kyle to slightly reduce the Tory majority, or plan for 2022.

      • Christopher Hawtree Reply

        Vital to keep up the Green vote in Hove. Come the next Election, whenever that might be, there is a distinct possibility that the Boundaries will have changed – and Hove will a more winnable Green seat than the replacement one for Pavilion.

      • Me Reply

        Voting Green in Hove is tantamount to voting for the Tory Evangelical who thinks she can heal deaf people through prayer, because that’s who Hove will end up with if people on the left vote Green instead of Labour.

    • Liz Ashley Reply

      Yes, my feeling, too. But if Christopher Hawtree reckons the best thing to do is vote Green in Hove this year, I’ll do it. I’m guessing Phelim’s standing for Hove is a carefully thought-out decision.

      • J.L.W Reply

        As are all Green policies and decisions.

    • J.L.W Reply

      Left is split between Greens, Liberal Democrats and Labour in Hove. Vs the right only have Conservative.

      Highly likely they will split the vote and Peter Kyle will lose Hove.

  5. Christopher Hawtree Reply

    The nomination papers are always an interesting detail. The middle name of the ukip candidate for Pavilion is, er, Verdun.

    It was to prevent a return of such battles that the EEC/EU was created.

  6. J.L.W Reply

    I’m not sure ‘who has given an undisclosed location in x constituency’ is particularly helpful.

  7. Carrie Hynds Reply

    I live in Hove and decided not to disclose my address for security reasons. I suppose some people have multiple addresses they can choose between for their nomination paper? Agree it’s not a particularly helpful description.

  8. jennie Reply

    Who is this guy standing for UKIP in Brighton Pavilion?

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