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Labour announces team to lead Brighton and Hove

3533658_1_.jpgFollowing concerns from local business owners in Madeira Terraces, the Deputy Leader of the Labour and Co-operative Group, Councillor Gill Mitchell, has called for an urgent meeting with senior council officers to address the business owners’ concerns.

Councillor Mitchell said:

I have been approached by a number of business owners who have expressed their concerns over the effects of the closure of Madeira Terraces and the closure of parking spaces. I have called for an urgent meeting with senior council officers to discuss any ways in which we can minimise the impact of the closure on local businesses. I will be looking at a wide range of options, including temporarily lowering parking fees.

Labour calls for urgent meeting over Madeira Terraces closure

Following concerns from local business owners in Madeira Terraces, the Deputy Leader of the Labour and Co-operative Group, Councillor Gill Mitchell, has called for an urgent meeting with senior council...

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Councillor Warren Morgan, Leader of the Labour and Co-operative Group, said:

I am grateful to voters across Brighton and Hove for electing Labour councillors in large numbers, making us the biggest group on the city council.

Labour candidates won 20,000 more votes than the Conservatives, and as many seats as the Greens won in 2011. We gained 12 seats from the Greens whilst the Conservatives gained just one, so Labour has a clear mandate in terms of seats gained and votes won to lead the city council.

We will lead a Labour council which will implement the sensible policies we put to voters having listened to them on the issues that matter to them: getting our basic refuse, recycling and street cleaning running properly, tackling the issues of housing and poverty, making our city's economy work for everyone, and getting the city's transport networks and roads working as they should.

We will ask all councillors of all parties to support these common goals that will benefit our city, and we will work constructively and co-operatively with them. The next elections are four years away. It is time to put political rivalry and advantage to one side and put Brighton and Hove first.

Our city and our residents face enormous challenges under very difficult circumstances, but we will lead with purpose and vision, based on our values of fairness and co-operation, to get the best for everyone in Brighton and Hove.

Labour takes control of Brighton and Hove City Council

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