Brighton and Hove Labour Party chair stands down to focus on union role for Corbyn

Posted On 12 Oct 2015 at 4:36 pm

Nancy Platts has stood down as the chair of the Brighton and Hove Labour Party.

Nancy Platts

Nancy Platts

Her resignation follows her appointment as part of new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s team.

Ms Platts is to liaise with the trade unions on behalf of the Mr Corbyn.

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She has twice stood for Parliament in Brighton. She lost narrowly to Britain’s first Green MP Caroline Lucas in Brighton Pavilion in 2010. And she finished a few hundred votes behind sitting Conservative MP Simon Kirby in Brighton Kemptown in May this year.

Soon after the most recent general election she became chair of the local Labour party and last week it was announced that she had been given the new role.

She emailed members today to announce that she was standing down from the local party.

The next meeting of Brighton, Hove and District Labour Party is due take place at 10.45am on Saturday 17 October at Dorset Gardens Methodist Church.

  1. Hjarrs Reply

    Good luck in her new post. Nancy is from the sensible wing of the party and had little in common with local Labour leader Warren Morgan politically.

  2. STEVE Reply

    But why? I listened to Nancy for the first time at a ‘Compass’ meeting where she spoke with Caroline Lucas. I agreed with some of what she said and disagreed with certain things but I respected the manner in which she put forward her philosophy and. above all, could see she was genuine. A loss to Kemp Town and I do not see why it should happen. A link with one’s local community helps a realistic understanding of what is going on.

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