Brighton Labour election agent still getting hate mail for standing candidate against Caroline Lucas

Labour’s election agent for Brighton Pavilion last year is still getting hate mail across the country from people furious that she helped stand a candidate against Green MP Caroline Lucas. Claire Wadey, who is secretary of the local party, acted as Labour candidate Solomon...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018 at 11:44 am

Freshly selected Labour candidate accused of antisemitism over letter which dubbed Israel racist

A newly selected Labour candidate will no longer be standing in next year’s council elections after the leader of the council condemned an “anti-semitic” letter he wrote to fellow members. Council leader Daniel Yates asked the local Labour party to reconsider...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018 at 8:11 pm

Tourism masterplan aimed at boosting jobs and income in Brighton and Hove

A five-year plan to improve the economic value of tourism to Brighton and Hove goes before councillors this week. The Visitor Economy Strategy, going before the Brighton and Hove City Council Tourism, Development and Culture Committee on Thursday (27 September), is aimed at...

Brighton radio presenter who hoped to become UK’s first transgender MP leaves politics after losing selection battle

A Brighton radio presenter who hoped to become the country’s first transgender MP has “left politics” after failing to be reselected to contest the seat she fought at the last election. The Labour selection process for East Worthing and Shoreham became fraught...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018 at 11:20 am

Brexit risks spelt out by Brighton and Hove councillor

Brexit could lead to big cuts in council spending, a threat to the supply of building materials and a shortage of carers, nurses and hospitality staff. But Brighton and Hove City Council does not appear to have carried out and published a proper assessment of the potential risks,...

Caterer puts case for drinks licence for Brighton office building

Concerns about drinking culture have been raised as a catering company sought to sell alcohol in a Brighton office building. NSK Foods, trading as Soul Deli, in the Regus Spaces building Mocatta House, in Trafalgar Place, applied for a licence to serve alcohol from 7am to 11pm...

Social workers assess almost 1,000 ‘at risk’ adults in Brighton and Hove

Almost 1,000 checks were carried out by social workers after concerns were raised about vulnerable adults in Brighton and Hove last year. The checks – to work out whether vulnerable adults were at risk of, for example, sexual abuse, violence or financial exploitation – are a new...

Hundreds of ‘hidden children’ in Brighton and Hove missing out on education, says report

Hundreds of Brighton and Hove children may be falling through the cracks as they are missing out on school. The so-called “hidden children” are known to include six primary age pupils who are not in school full time and at least 439 pupils that secondary schools believe are not...

Rubbish problems highlight need to reset council’s ‘dysfunctional’ relationships

A former colleague’s Avatar is just not suitable. The dilemma, therefore, is do I tell them, and risk creating a rift, or stay silent, allowing them to continue with their embarrassing choice. A similar dilemma rests upon my shoulders regarding the Local Government Association...
Posted On 15 Sep 2018 at 1:27 pm

Politics and the power of a thank you

As a city we are very lucky that we still have a very wide range of council services available for residents, even if at times the quality of services falls below what we would like to provide. These services depend on thousands of council staff, as well as staffing across...
Posted On 15 Sep 2018 at 1:04 pm