Local Labour Party endorses City Councillors’ home building plan and agrees to campaign against government cuts.
The Brighton, Hove and District Labour Party, which met this weekend, heard from local councillors and endorsed their ambitious plan for over 1500 new homes in the city. 250 people attended the packed meeting at City College, which overwhelmingly elected Lloyd Russell-Moyle, of East Brighton, as Labour’s new District chair, replacing Nancy Platts the former candidate in Kemptown.
Party members agreed to support councillors in the Labour administration who are setting a balanced budget whilst at the same time developing plans to campaign and confront the cuts the Conservative government is imposing on the city. The meeting resolved that the spending cuts to local government were “politically motivated and not economically necessary”.
Speaking after the meeting the newly elected chair, Lloyd Russell-Moyle said, “It was clear that the vast majority of members are united to take the campaign against Tory cuts into our local communities whilst recognising the hard work our councillors are doing in developing our city after years of neglect by other parties”.
Warren Morgan, the Council Leader said: “I’m delighted that members are supporting our councillors and our ambitious plan for house building which will ensure 500 council houses and up to 2000 new homes offered at social rates, being truly affordable with rents no higher than 40% of income for those on minimum wage”.
The Labour Party in Brighton, Hove and District meets monthly at all member meetings where local wards, affiliated organisations and individual members put forward proposals for the party and discuss pressing issues with their elected representatives. The next meeting will take place in the evening of the 10th February 2016 to enable discussions with potential Labour candidates for the Sussex Police Crime Commissioner elections to be held later this year.
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