Brighton MP announces first Green ‘new deal’ bill

As thousands gather for what is expected to be Britain’s biggest climate demonstration yet, MPs Caroline Lucas and Clive Lewis are launching the first legislative attempt to introduce a Green “new deal” bill in Parliament. According to the Green Party, the bill aims to transform...
Posted On 19 Sep 2019 at 7:13 pm

Thousands from Brighton and Hove face losing their vote in European elections

Thousands of Europeans who live in Brighton and Hove face being turned away from polling stations when they turn out to vote in the European elections. The situation is a repeat of a problem that was highlighted at the last European elections in 2014 and could affect as many as...
Posted On 29 Apr 2019 at 11:11 pm

Hove MP speaks out in Commons about Western Road Post Office

Hove Labour MP Peter Kyle criticised the “sham consultation” before the closure of the post office in Western Road in a debate in Parliament on “crown post offices”. Post Office bosses claimed that the number of customers using the branch had declined and...
Posted On 13 Jan 2019 at 3:29 pm

Hundreds take part in rally in defence of public services in Brighton

Hundreds of people took part in a rally in defence of public services in Brighton earlier today (Saturday 13 October). The Brighton Pavilion Green MP Caroline Lucas was among the speakers at the event organised by Sussex Defend the NHS and the Brighton and Hove Trades Council....
Posted On 13 Oct 2018 at 8:40 pm

Brighton charity invites residents to work together to prevent suicide

Brighton charity urges people to learn how to prevent suicide A Brighton charity is urging people to learn how to prevent others from taking their own lives ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day on Monday (10 September). The charity, Grassroots, is inviting people to a training...
Posted On 08 Sep 2018 at 8:32 pm

Planning forum prepares to update neighbours on progress in Hove station area

Hove Station Neighbourhood Forum is holding its next public Have Your Say Day tomorrow (Saturday 7 July) shortly before England’s World Cup quarter-final match with Sweden. The event is taking place at the Honeycroft Centre, in Sackville Road, Hove, and offers an opportunity to...
Posted On 06 Jul 2018 at 2:41 pm

Brighton prepares to celebrate Refugee Week

For 20 years Brighton and Hove has celebrated Refugee Week with events highlighting refugees’ contributions, resilience and creativity. This year Refugee Week runs from Monday 18 June to Sunday 24 June, with events in Brighton starting on Saturday (16 June). They include...
Posted On 12 Jun 2018 at 10:12 pm

Hove MP calls for fuss-free travel for Pride and greater investment in Southern Rail

Peter Kyle, Labour MP for Hove, has written to Govia Thameslink Railway chief executive Charles Horton urging him to make sure the rail company puts on enough fully manned trains for Pride. The Brighton and Hove Pride festival draws huge crowds, bringing millions of pounds into...
Posted On 28 May 2018 at 8:42 pm

Hove MP supports stronger workplace protection for the terminally ill

Hove MP Peter Kyle has signed the TUC’s “Dying to Work” charter, pledging to support and protect employees who become terminally ill. The Dying to Work campaign was set up by the trade union body after the case of Jacci Woodcook, a 58-year-old sales manager from Derbyshire. She...
Posted On 21 Apr 2018 at 2:27 am

Brighton MP backs second referendum to reverse ‘calamitous Brexit’

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas is backing a second referendum as only a “people’s poll” will stop the government “marching us towards a national calamity” that is a hard Brexit. The Greens’ joint leaders, Mrs Lucas and Jonathan Bartley, plan to spell out their message...
Posted On 03 Mar 2018 at 12:01 am