Brighton TV presenter chosen to run for Parliament for Labour

Brighton TV presenter Sophie Cook has been chosen to run for a seat in Parliament by Labour at the general election on Thursday 8 June. Britain’s first transgender newsreader has been picked to fight the East Worthing and Shoreham seat where she will take on the sitting...
Posted On 30 Apr 2017 at 8:58 pm

Labour activists prompt last-minute change of heart in Kemptown as party picks Brighton and Hove councillor as candidate

Labour activists prompted a last-minute change of heart in Brighton Kemptown, persuading a selection panel to pick a local councillor as the party’s general election candidate. Lloyd Russell-Moyle, 30, will contest the seat on Thursday 8 June after a heated internal debate....
Posted On 30 Apr 2017 at 3:26 pm

Labour to spring surprise candidate on Brighton Kemptown

The Labour Party is preparing to spring a surprise candidate on Brighton Kemptown today (Sunday 30 April). A selection panel meeting is expected to pick charity chief executive Michelle Thew, who became chief executive of Cruelty Free International, formerly the British Union for...
Posted On 30 Apr 2017 at 10:20 am

Hove Conservatives select candidate to take on Peter Kyle

Hove Conservatives have selected local activist Kristy Adams as their candidate in the general election on Thursday 8 June.   She will try to win the seat back from Labour MP Peter Kyle who took it against the national swing two years ago with a majority of 1,236....
Posted On 28 Apr 2017 at 9:52 pm

Remember local government as the election approaches

Councils are on the front line of delivery on social care, housing, the environment, economic growth, community cohesion and doorstep issues that matter most to voters. What local government does impacts on all of us, every day. Local government should not be forgotten in the...
Posted On 28 Apr 2017 at 1:49 am

Greens pull out of general election contest in Brighton Kemptown

The Green Party is standing aside in Brighton Kemptown at the general election on Thursday 8 June. The decision was taken at an extraordinary general meeting of the Brighton and Hove Green Party at Community Base, in Queen’s Road, Brighton, last night (Wednesday 26 April). The...
Posted On 27 Apr 2017 at 1:31 am

Resident parking in Hanover moves a step closer

Resident parking in Hanover, Elm Grove and Craven Vale has moved a step closer as Brighton and Hove City Council prepares to advertise more details for public consultation from Friday (28 April). The council said: “The authority has published legally required traffic orders for...
Posted On 26 Apr 2017 at 10:31 pm

Brighton Lib Dem candidate stands aside for Greens

The Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate in Brighton Pavilion is standing aside to minimise the chance of the “progressive” vote being split at the general election on Thursday 8 June. Paul Chandler, 67, who lives in the constituency, said: “I’ve voted 27 times in my life and...
Posted On 26 Apr 2017 at 9:43 pm

New prison governor offers dozens of jobs for higher pay

The new governor of Lewes Prison has offered jobs to 24 recruits for an increased starting salary. The Victorian jail is the local prison for Brighton and Hove and houses hundreds of prisoners from the city. Lewes MP Maria Caulfield, a former Brighton councillor, asked about the...
Posted On 26 Apr 2017 at 5:38 pm

Conservative leader steps down

The long-serving leader of the Conservative group on Brighton and Hove City Council is standing down. Councillor Geoffrey Theobald will step down as leader next month and retire at the next local elections in 2019. He said: “At the last elections I advised my local...
Posted On 26 Apr 2017 at 10:24 am