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13453129_10157063627795301_179222719_o.jpgOn the weekend Lloyd Russell-Moyle was selected by East Brighton Branch Labour Party to be the candidate for the East Brighton by-election which is expected to be held later in July.

Lloyd, who lives in the ward said "I am delighted to have been selected in the ward I live. East Brighton is one of the most diverse wards in the city and it would be a privilege to be elected to represent residents"

Lloyd is a former Youth Worker and UN Consultant on youth participation in poverty. He stood saying that he has a passion for Education, Transport, cooperative solutions and housing.

Gill Mitchel, Lloyd Russell-Moyle and Warren MorganCouncil leader and East Brighton Ward councillor Warren Morgan said: “I’m delighted that local resident and experienced campaigner Lloyd Russell-Moyle has been chosen by East Brighton Labour members to contest the by-election.

“I’ve worked with him closely over the past year while he has chaired the city party and he brings a wealth of experience that will be invaluable on the city council if he’s successful in the forthcoming poll.”

If elected Lloyd will join the two other Labour-Cooperative Councillors for East Brighton Warren Morgan (pictured right) and Gill Mitchel (pictured left).

Lloyd is currently the chair of Brighton Hove and District Labour Party and will stand down from this post at the Party's AGM to be held in July.

 

Candidate selected for East Brighton

On the weekend Lloyd Russell-Moyle was selected by East Brighton Branch Labour Party to be the candidate for the East Brighton by-election which is expected to be held later in July....

ClKFhtIWgAA9DHg.jpgBrighton, Hove and District Labour Party will hold a memorial to remember the murdered colleague, campaigner and parent Jo Cox MP 7pm 17th June (Friday) in St Nicholas Church, Dyke Road. Details can be seen here.

Flowers have been laid at the Hove office 99 Church Road and last night Peter Kyle MP for Hove and Portslade said : 

"I really don't know what to say, but I know I have to say something.

Jo and I became MP's on the same day last year. We had both been aid workers, she was a director of Oxfam, so we had a lot in common. But that wasn't the reason people like me gravitated towards Jo. She was effervescent, maternal, driven, and huge fun.

I wish people could see more of the softer side of politics. The friendship, the support, the way people gather around when they're under stress and the lighter moments too. Every time I've had a tough time with things, Jo was always right there. She was fantastically upbeat and optimistic and she spoke brilliantly in the chamber. We often sat together in the chamber and I joked with her because the Speaker always called her before me!

When I look through the texts I've had from her in recent weeks it just about sums her up. She suggested meeting for dinner and inviting friends that are fun 'because we need to laugh more'. Another time she wanted to get together to talk about international development policy. And then she was asking about my taste in blokes because she wanted to set me up on a date!

Jo was everything I believe an MP should be: values driven, hard working, funny, but above all extremely caring. She had all this by the bucket load.

She lived on a houseboat on the Thames when parliament was in session. I went round for dinner recently and spent the evening with her family. There was so much love between her and her two young children and husband. The tragedy of her murder today is incomprehensible.

We don't yet know what led that man to do what he did. But in general something just feels wrong in the world around us right now. There is so much hate and unfocused anger around us. Because of it people, families, and communities are suffering. The only thing I know for certain is that people like Jo should be part of the solution, they are not the problem.

You and our whole country desperately need and deserve leadership of such quality that we can be led to a better future and every community can feel that that are included in the journey we take as a nation and most importantly that no one will be left behind. Politics has to work for everyone. I think some of the hate exists because right now it's not working for everyone and the reasons are sometimes hard to understand.

The man who today murdered a mum, wife, friend, and hard working MP will face justice. Our police and justice system is good at that. Whether this murder is linked to any other issues of social isolation, disenfranchisement, or terror we won't know for a while. But I hope this desperate, heartbreaking moment can give us the chance to stop, to reflect about who we are as a nation and who we want to be. We must start again with renewed energy down a path that people like Jo dedicated careers and lives to achieving, one that shows politics isn't perfect but it can work and it exists to serve us all wherever we live and whatever our background."

Jo Cox

Brighton, Hove and District Labour Party will hold a memorial to remember the murdered colleague, campaigner and parent Jo Cox MP 7pm 17th June (Friday) in St Nicholas Church, Dyke...

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It is a real honour to represent you as your local councillors and, since the elections last May, lead the City Council. Despite the huge financial challenges the council faces, we are still in a position to deliver the things that you have asked us to.

  • We are building over a hundred new council homes in Whitehawk, to provide much needed housing for local families.
  • We are taking action to make renting in the private sector fairer for tenants in Kemp Town.
  • We are working to protect local bus services for residents in the Bristol Estate and the rest of East Brighton.
  • We are ensuring that Craven Vale residents get a fair say in plans to tackle parking issues in their community.

We also announced last week plans to restore the Madeira Arches, part of a multi-million pound scheme to regenerate Kemp Town seafront that will bring a new swimming pool, concert arena, shops and cafes to East Brighton. That means more jobs and more local facilities for our communities.

We can only work for you if you give us your support. We will be asking for just ten minutes of your time in July to show your support when we elect a new ward councillor to help us help you.

Sadly, due to family caring responsibilities Cllr Maggie Barradell has reluctantly stepped down and will have to move away from the area. This will mean a resulting by-election that we hope you will be part of. Maggie has worked hard for our area in the last year, it has been a pleasure to work with her and it will be a sad loss to see her go. We will announce a new candidate to replace Maggie next week and we will make sure we come around to introduce them to you. 

Cllr Barradell said: “I feel really sad to be leaving the city but I know it is the right thing to do. My father died before Christmas and I need to return to Suffolk to look after my mum.

I leave with many fond memories and have been privileged to be a part of some really exciting plans to move the city forward. We will of course be back as holidaymakers as we were before we moved here.”

Leader of the Labour and Co-operative Group Councillor Warren Morgan said: “We will be very sorry to lose Maggie. Her contribution to the ward, to the Labour & Co-operative Group and to the city council has been immense even in a relatively short period. However family must come first, and I wish Maggie all the very best for the future.”

In the meantime, do contact either one of us at gill.mitchell@brighton-hove.gov.uk or warren.morgan@brighton-hove.gov.uk if we can take up an issue for you or our neighbourhood.

Yours truly,

Cllr Warren Morgan  & Cllr Gill Mitchell

 

 

Labour working hard for East Brighton

It is a real honour to represent you as your local councillors and, since the elections last May, lead the City Council. Despite the huge financial challenges the council faces,...

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