This hustings was for council candidates, with the panel comprised of three incumbent Brighton & Hove councillors and one Lib Dem challenger. The panel were: Phélim MacCafferty, Green, Brunswick & Adelaide Warren Morgan, Labour, East Brighton Geoffrey Theobald, Conservative, Patcham Paul Chandler, Liberal Democrats, East Brighton.
This hustings was open to all parliamentary candidates in the Brighton & hove area, and was organised by the Community Safety Forum. UKIP declined to send a candidate; of the other main parties, the attendees were:
Paul Chandler, Liberal Democrat (standing in Kemptown)
Peter Kyle, Labour (standing in Hove & Portslade)
Caroline Lucas, Green (standing in Brighton Pavilion; incumbent MP)
Simon Kirby, Conservative (standing in Kemptown; incumbent MP)Read More »
A detailed and useful report of housing hustings in Brighton & Hove on 31st March.
The City of Brighton & Hove consists of three parliamentary constituencies: Brighton Pavillion; Hove & Portslade; and Brighton Kemptown, though the last of these also includes large areas of countryside outside the city boundaries. In 2010 all three were marginal seats: Brighton Pavillion a three-way marginal between the Conservatives, Labour and the Greens (electing the UK’s first Green MP) while the other two seats were more conventional Conservative-Labour marginals (electing two Conservative MPs). The Liberal Democrats gained a respectable vote share in all seats but were not in serious contention to win any of them, gaining a lower percentage of the vote than their national average In all three.
As in 2010 all three seats are expected to be marginal in 2015, so there has been a lot of election-related activity going on across the city, including many hustings. I attended one of these on the 31st of…
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