MP praises Brighton and Hove Greens for council election triumph

Posted On 07 May 2011 at 12:05 am

Green MP Caroline Lucas has paid tribute to the Greens after they almost doubled the number of seats that they hold on Brighton and Hove City Council.

The Brighton Pavilion MP, who is also the leader of the Green Party in England and Wales, applauded their success in becoming the largest party on the council – a first for any council in Britain.

She said: “This is a fantastic result.

“I am delighted that the voters of Brighton and Hove have once again made history by voting in the Greens as the largest party on the council.

“The fact that we held all our seats and gained 10 – with a total of 23 – shows more than ever the scale of Green support in the city.

“We have offered people a positive and progressive alternative to the older political parties and they have welcomed it.

“Our councillors are determined to get the best possible deal for Brighton and Hove in these difficult times.

“And with all the results in, now is the moment for Greens to reach out to the many different groups – community organisations, businesses, unions and others – and local residents so that together, we can find the best solutions for this great city.”

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