Two more Labour candidates have announced their intention to seek the party’s nomination in Brighton seats at the general election on Thursday 8 June.
Former charity chief executive Darryl Telles and housing campaigner Daniel Harris hope to stand in Brighton Pavilion and Brighton Kemptown respectively.
Mr Telles, 53, of Norfolk Square, Brighton, worked in local government for 30 years before taking voluntary severance two years ago.
He said that he specifically wanted to stand in Brighton Pavilion because he was keen to oust the Greens.
Mr Telles said: “We need a robust and challenging campaign fought against the area having a celebrity as MP.
“We need to challenge the poor record of the Greens when they failed the residents of Brighton and we need not a lone voice but someone at the heart of Westminster.”
Until recently Mr Telles was the chairman of his local branch in Hove and is a supporter of the Hope not Hate campaign.
He said: “As a black, gay activist I think we need to reinforce the message of diversity by selecting candidates that reflect the make-up of our city.”
Currently unemployed, Mr Telles was the chief executive of the Trust for Developing Communities, a local charity.
He has also appeared on the Brighton-based television channel Latest TV, campaigning against homophobia in football. The campaign had, he said, taken him to the corridors of FIFA.
He believes that his wide-ranging experience and expertise in the equalities field will make him a credible candidate if selected.
Housing campaigner Daniel Harris took to Facebook to announce his intention to seek the party’s nomination in Brighton Kemptown.
Mr Harris said: “So I want to announce after almost being put off standing, I will be standing for selection as MP for Kemptown for my beloved party Labour, fully supporting the man who inspired me to be a campaigner and others … Jeremy Corbyn.
“I was told I have no chance. However, Christine Shawcroft and others including Jeremy’s office, disagree.
“Labour are encouraging working class candidates from minority groups. They want real people – not career politicians.
“As a care leaver, LGBT, mental disability and ex-council housed and been homeless, I embody minority and working class
“I was born in Moulsecoomb and raised in Whitehawk. It’s time our MP put our community first. I have seen areas like Whitehawk neglected for far too long.
“We need council homes and I am the best person to push for this. We need another secondary school since the closure of Stanley Deason (it will always be Stanley Deason to me).
“We need affordable rents and investment with more jobs for locals. I also want these arches sorted.
“No more politicians. We need real people with vision and heart. Let’s kick Kirby out of this place. He has done nothing for Whitehawk.
“I also voted for Brexit and am proud Jeremy Corbyn has ruled out a second referendum and supports Brexit.”