Greens pip former Brighton MP to the post for county council seat

A Green candidate has beaten a former Brighton MP in a two-way contest for a seat on East Sussex County Council. Georgia Widdicombe Taylor won the Forest Row and Groombridge seat, with 2,325 votes. She beat Simon Kirby, the 56-year-old former Conservative MP for Brighton...
Posted On 07 May 2021 at 8:11 pm

Greens claim by-election results show confidence in party

The Greens have claimed that the results of the two Brighton and Hove City Council by-elections were a show of confidence in their leadership. The party won a seat in Hollingdean and Stanmer from Labour and came a close second in Patcham, where the Conservatives held on. There...
Posted On 07 May 2021 at 5:17 pm

Hollingdean and Stanmer by-election result: Greens win seat from Labour

The Greens have won the Hollingdean and Stanmer by-election, taking a seat formerly held by Labour. Zoë John’s victory gives the Greens two out of the three seats in the electoral ward. And the Greens now have a total of 20 out of 54 seats on Brighton and Hove City Council where...
Posted On 07 May 2021 at 4:28 pm

Patcham by-election result: Conservatives hold seat despite Green surge

The Conservatives have held on in the Patcham by-election with a victory for Anne Meadows who was previously elected for Labour in Moulsecoomb and Bevendean. Councillor Meadows, who switched from Labour to the Conservatives before the last local elections, held on despite a...
Posted On 07 May 2021 at 4:24 pm

Love Supreme Festival postponed to 2022

The 3-day Love Supreme Jazz Festival that was set to take place from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th July 2021 within the grounds of the stunning Glynde Place (located two miles east of Lewes and just 7 miles from Brighton & Hove Albion’s Amex Stadium), has now been cancelled until...
Posted On 07 May 2021 at 2:41 pm

Could Stanmer House reopen soon?

The reopening of Stanmer House has come one step closer after its owners applied for a new licence for the stately home. The Grade I listed mansion has been closed since January last year, when the last commercial tenant went bust. Now the owners of the leasehold, KSD group, have...
Posted On 07 May 2021 at 1:31 pm

Counting under way for council by-elections in Brighton

Counting is under way after two by-elections for seats on Brighton and Hove City Council. The ballot papers have been verified and returning officer Geoff Raw said that the turnout in Hollingdean and Stanmer was 31.94 per cent – or 3,756. The electorate was 11,758. In Patcham the...
Posted On 07 May 2021 at 1:24 pm

Two car blazes halt traffic this morning

Two car blazes in Hove and Roedean just minutes apart halted traffic this morning. The road was blocked and traffic diverted after a car caught fire in Davigdor Road, Hove, shortly after 11am. pic.twitter.com/UplFokr47p — Jaz 💙 (@Clayers15) May 7, 2021 A refuse truck...
Posted On 07 May 2021 at 11:37 am