Labour list all Brighton and Hove City Council election candidates for May
Labour has announced its full list of candidates for the Brighton and Hove City Council local elections in May, becoming the first party to do so.
In total, 54 candidates are standing in 23 wards – up from 21 wards after a boundary review since the last local elections in May 2019.
Nine of the 54 candidates currently serve on the council although three of them will be standing in different wards – Amanda Evans, Amanda Grimshaw and Gary Wilkinson.
Two others – Theresa Fowler and Gill Williams – are standing in wards that have been redrawn.
The deputy mayor, Jackie O’Quinn, veteran councillor Les Hamilton, former mayor Alan Robins and newly elected Bella Sankey are unaffected by boundary changes.
The other seven serving Labour councillors are standing down in May including the current joint opposition leaders John Allcock and Carmen Appich and former council leaders Nancy Platts and Daniel Yates.
Among the candidates seeking election in May will be the former council leader Warren Morgan and two of his former colleagues Julie Cattell and Emma Daniel.
Another candidate, Ty Goddard, has previously served as a councillor in the London borough of Lambeth.
The party said: “Labour’s team reflects the social diversity for which our city is renowned and has a good blend of life experience and youthful energy.
“In terms of gender, age, ethnicity and sexual identity the Labour team is today’s Brighton and Hove.
“Labour is proud to be fielding its largest ever number of candidates from the LGBTQ+ and black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.
“Many of the candidates are known for the work they do to improve life in their neighbourhoods and united in their determination to continue this work in office.
“Labour’s manifesto for the city is to be published in Kemp Town on Saturday 25 March. It will contain policies that reflect the hundreds of conversations members have had with residents across the city since early summer 2022.
“Over the next four years a majority Labour council will work hard on behalf of residents to make Brighton and Hove a cleaner, safer, fairer city – the very best that Brighton and Hove can be.”
The local elections are scheduled for Thursday 4 May, with voters required to show photo ID at polling stations for the first time. For more details, click here.
Some expect the rule changes to lead to an increase in postal voting
Here is the full list of Labour candidates by ward, with serving councillors denoted by an asterisk.
Brunswick and Adelaide
Coldean and Stanmer
Hangleton and Knoll
*Amanda Grimshaw (currently Moulsecoomb and Bevendean)
Hanover and Elm Grove
Hollingdean and Fiveways
Bruno De Oliveira
*Gary Wilkinson (currently Central Hove)
Moulsecoomb and Bevendean
*Amanda Evans (currently Queen’s Park)
Patcham and Hollingbury
Rottingdean and West Saltdean
Most Jasmine Ara
West Hill and North Laine
Westbourne and Poets Corner
Westdene and Hove Park
Whitehawk and Marine
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Note no mention of disability as a diversity criteria in the list of candidates
The only essential criteria are the ones that tell us they are going to get this city back on it’s feet.
I don’t care if the candidate is bright blue with three heads provided they get things done.
DON’T VOTE LABOUR!!!!
They will no doubt form an alliance with the Green party, and we’ll be back where we started.
I’m amazed that the consensus of people is that a new Labour regime; either locally or nationally; is going to be a magic wand.
It won’t be…
I hope the turnout will be much improved, with some areas having a turnout as low as 27% back in 2019, this is a key opportunity for people to have their say on their council.
A couple of boomerangs….Julie Cattell and Warren Morgan….
The City needs change from the Green/Labour alliance of recent years.
I quite agree Technique, they do, and it wont be.