Brighton and Hove goes to the polls: Election 2015

Posted On 07 May 2015 at 9:38 pm

Months of hard campaiging are finally coming to an end as Brighton and Hove casts its vote in the 2015 election.

Polling station queue by Sylvia Park

Polling station queue in Brighton’s Southdown Avenue. Picture by Sylvia Park

The polling stations will close shortly, at 10pm, and then the candidates in the three parliamentary constituencies will face a wait of several hours for the results. For local election candidates, the wait will be longer.

General election votes will be counted through the night, with results for Brighton Pavilion, Brighton Kemptown and Hove expected at about 5am – although this may be an optimistic prediction.

Local election votes will be counted on Saturday (9 May) starting at 9am.

Here’s our list of general election candidates and local election candidates standing in Brighton and Hove.

And follow news throughout the night with our collection of tweets below.

  1. HJarrs Reply

    Well, it was an election night that suprised all, locally and nationally.

    Nationally, we have a divided country. Progressive Wales and Scotland and a negative popular vote in England mostly for inward looking self interest. Brighton Pavillion shines out once more as a special place, a beacon for progress, decency, common sense and tolerance.

    What a mess the Labour leadership made by committing so much resource to knock out the Greens. Pavillion was their no.1 target, they have done everything in the book to get Lucas out and have run a 5 year negative campaign. Why on earth did they not concentrate their efforts on getting the Tories out? Why have they let us down once more?

    Labour will no doubt take the council, this was on the cards from the day the Greens gained so many seats in 2011, if nothing more than the demographic of a general election, but also because they took over running the council at the most difficult time for local government since the second world war (and constant support from the Argus and city establishment). However, the green vote in the city went up 36% in the GE and in the local elections of 2019 we will be facing declining Labour and Conservative Parties, with few activists to get the vote out and both being encumbered with power and merrily cutting services.

    Nancy Platts and Purna Senn are decent people, both far too progressive for Labour. I ask them and all the decent Labour members in the city to now to look at your values and be honest with yourselves. You know the Green Party more represents your views and that it is a democratic party in which your voice can be heard. Cast aside tribalism, lets rip up those Labour Party member cards and join the Greens to build something special in this city. Just imagine the support Nancy and Purna would muster as Green candidates in 2020!

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