The Labour leadership challenger Owen Smith joined party colleagues as they took to the streets of East Brighton yesterday (Saturday 23 July) to campaign in the by-election.
Mr Smith, a former history and French student at Sussex University in the 1990s, helped by-election candidate Lloyd Russell-Moyle and his supporters as they went out canvassing.
Mr Smith is taking on Jeremy Corbyn in a contest for the Labour leadership and took the opportunity yesterday to speak to party members at The Manor gym.
He served as Shadow Welsh Secretary under Ed Miliband and as Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary in Mr Corbyn’s frontbench team until he resigned last month.
Mr Russell-Moyle hopes to hold the East Brighton seat on Brighton and Hove City Council for Labour when the by-election takes place on Thursday 4 August.
The vacancy was caused by the resignation of Maggie Barradell who stood down to help care for her elderly mother after her father died.