Former councillor to chair Brighton and Hove Labour

Posted On 11 May 2013 at 1:45 pm

Former Brighton and Hove City Council member Melanie Davis is the new chairman of the Brighton and Hove Labour Party.

She won a clear majority in a three-way contest with more than 100 people voting this morning (Saturday 11 May).

She represented Goldsmid ward in Hove until the local elections in May 2011.

Melanie Davis

Melanie Davis

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Former chairman Adrian Morris remains a member of the local party’s Executive Committee. He was defeated along with party activist Greg Hadfield.

Her former fellow councillors are also preparing to choose a new leader after Gill Mitchell announced that she would not be seeking re-election.

Warren Morgan, who like Councillor Mitchell represents East Brighton ward, is expected to take over the role. A decision is due on Tuesday (14 May).


  1. Christopher Hawtree Reply

    Anne Pissaridou is surely a front runner to be Leader of the Labour councillors. Curiously, at Thursday’s Council meeting, Anne Meadows – who has been cleared of whatever it was – sat apart from the other Labour councillors, in a different set of seats. Is she not returning to Labour? You might think that, I could not possibly comment.

  2. Valerie Paynter Reply

    Anne Pissaridou is a lovely lady and even for a first term councillor quite impressive and certain to be re-elected in Wish Ward. But experience is needed to lead a party and Warren Morgan is impressive in council meeting performance….almost as good a Gill.

    Gill should not have stepped down….unless she is to bcome a PPC.

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