Armed police search Brighton flats after gun threats reported

Armed police searched a block of flats in Brighton this evening (Friday 9 June) after reports that someone there was being threatened with a gun. Sussex Police were called out at just after 7.40pm. The force said: “Police were called to Ursa Court, in Lewes Road, to reports...
Posted On 09 Jun 2017 at 9:42 pm

Brighton voters play their part in bringing about a hung parliament – what happened and what next?

The voters of Brighton and Hove turned out in their thousands in response to Theresa May’s decision to call a snap general election. In fact 164,490 votes were cast across the three constituencies – Brighton Kemptown, Brighton Pavilion and Hove. Turnout is believed to have been...
Posted On 09 Jun 2017 at 8:58 pm

Greens romp home in Brighton Pavilion with 14,000 majority

The Greens won Brighton Pavilion with Caroline Lucas gaining a bigger majority again despite spending much of her campaign supporting colleagues in other target seats. She picked up 30,149 votes to earn a majority of 14,699 – or 52.3 per cent – up from 22,871 just two years ago....
Posted On 09 Jun 2017 at 6:16 am

Labour holds Hove with huge majority

Labour MP Peter Kyle held his Hove seat with a huge majority two years after winning the constituency from the Conservatives against the national swing by just over a thousand votes. Mr Kyle won the backing of 36,942 voters – or 64.1 per cent – with Conservative candidate Kristy...
Posted On 09 Jun 2017 at 5:28 am

Brighton TV presenter misses out on Commons seat despite huge swing

A former Brighton television presenter missed out on snatching a safe Conservative seat in the House of Commons despite winning almost 40 per cent of the vote in East Worthing and Shoreham. Sophie Cook enjoyed one of the biggest swings at the election – more than 19 per cent –...
Posted On 09 Jun 2017 at 4:50 am

Labour storms to victory in Brighton Kemptown

Labour stormed to victory in Brighton Kemptown with Lloyd Russell-Moyle winning a majority of almost 10,000 as he defeated Conservative Treasury Minister Simon Kirby. Mr Russell-Moyle, 30, won a seat on Brighton and Hove City Council in a by-election just under a year ago. Now a...
Posted On 09 Jun 2017 at 4:45 am

Two specks of red and one green in Brighton and Hove as Labour takes Kemptown and keeps Hove and Lucas retains Pavilion

Brighton Kemptown has turned red with Labour candidate Lloyd Russell-Moyle taking the seat from Conservative Simon Kirby with a huge majority of almost 10,000. Peter Kyle has kept Hove, increasing his slim majority to just short of 18,000. And Caroline Lucas once again increased...
Posted On 09 Jun 2017 at 3:58 am

Former Brighton councillor sees off challenger to hold Lewes for the Tories

A former Brighton councillor saw off a strong challenge from the Liberal Democrats to hold Lewes for the Conservatives at the general election. Maria Caulfield, who represented Moulsecoomb and Bevendean on Brighton and Hove City Council, kept her Lewes seat in the House of...
Posted On 09 Jun 2017 at 3:10 am