Labour holds East Brighton in by-election

Posted On 05 Aug 2016 at 12:38 am

Labour held East Brighton in the by-election for a seat on Brighton and Hove City Council.

Lloyd Russell-Moyle, 29, won the seat with 1,488 votes, almost 58 per cent of the votes cast and nearly a thousand votes ahead of the Conservative candidate David Plant who came second with 514 votes.

The result was declared shortly after midnight at Brighton Town Hall. Green candidate Mitch Alexander finished third with 286 votes, Leigh Farrow (UKIP) was fourth with 152 votes, Lib Dem Andrew England was fifth with 116 and Independent candidate Ramon Sammut came sixth with 31 votes. There were seven rejected ballot papers. The turnout was 24.48 per cent.

Councillor Lloyd Russell-Moyle

Councillor Lloyd Russell-Moyle

Winning candidate and newly elected councillor Lloyd Russell-Moyle said: “I’d like to thank the people of East Brighton, the ward where I live, for putting their trust in me. It has been great getting to know them even better. I look forward to working as part of the fantastic Labour team on the council, and I’d like to pay tribute to my predecessor Maggie Barradell.”

Mrs Barradell resigned to move near to her elderly mother and care for her after her father died.

Council leader Warren Morgan said: “This is a ringing endorsement of the work we are doing leading the city council on building new homes, creating new jobs and getting the basics right. I’m proud my own ward has once again elected a Labour and Co-operative councillor with a huge majority.”

Newly elected councillor Lloyd Russell-Moyle with ward colleagues Gill Mitchell and Warren Morgan in Brighton Town Hall

Newly elected councillor Lloyd Russell-Moyle with ward colleagues Gill Mitchell and Warren Morgan in Brighton Town Hall


  1. Andrew England Reply

    Congratulations on your victory Lloyd. Now get going on improving the children’s playgrounds in the area especially the one at St Mark’s and those tennis courts in East Brighton Park. And I want to see all three primary schools rated as outstanding by Ofsted. Good luck!

    Andrew England
    Liberal Democrat Candidate

  2. Mitch Alexander Reply

    Well done Lloyd! And PLEASE can you help give a bit of care to some of the blocks of flats at the top of Whitehawk. Some fairly awful living conditions up there. I know i wear a different colour hat but i am more than happy to help out!

  3. Christopher Hawtree Reply

    A close rival to Ukip’s Gay Marriage Causes Floods line was its East Brighton campaign, which was, er, No to the New Hospital. Surreal, barking.

  4. Rolivan Reply

    Yes East Brighton Park will gets lots done to it now that it has been encroached by Travellers who were moved on by I doubt it will be the improvements Andrew England wants.More like the desecration of Hedgerows and Fences being pulled down.

  5. Nigel Furness, UKIP Agent, Brighton& hove. Reply

    congratulations, Lloyd. It’s nice to see another Labour Loyalist in the Council Chamber and once the totally undemocratic suspension of your local Party has been lifted I hope to see you doing your utmost to burst the “Brighton Bubble” and look after the interests of REAL PEOPLE! Congratulaions also to UKIP’s LEIGH FARROW who acheived the biggest swing of the evening at slightly in excess of 5%.As Sir Winston Churchill once remarked to a newly elected young Tory M.P.: “The Opposition is sitting opposite—–the enemy is all around you! ” I shall be carefully observing from the Public Gallery!

  6. Mitch Alexander Reply

    Daniel, some of the leafleters were alarmed by the condition of some of the blocks of flats … i can ask the for the name of the blocks and get back to you. Some of the blocks in East Brighton have been renovated in the last few years and look great but there are a few that look very neglected.

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