Labour selects local community campaigner Leila Erin-Jenkins as their candidate for Hollingdean and Stanmer by-election
The Labour Party have selected Leila Erin-Jenkins as their candidate for the upcoming Brighton and Hove City Council by-election in Hollingdean and Stanmer, following the resignation of popular Labour councillor Tracey Hill for family reasons.
Leila is a local mum and community campaigner and explained why she is keen to retain the seat for Labour:
“I was born, raised and educated in Brighton. In 2015 with cuts facing Children’s Centres, including Hollingdean which my children and I attend, I rallied families and we successfully fought to stop these cuts. Now I campaign for citywide landlord licensing to improve the living conditions and wellbeing of renters, many of whom live in this ward. I also volunteer to protect local people from eviction and homelessness during the pandemic. I am a parent of a disabled child who attended Downsview Hollingdean and I am also Secretary of Sunflowers Support Group, championing fellow parent carers. I am eager to build good links with Coldean, oppose unnecessary HMOs and protect our local services. I would be honoured to serve all the residents of Hollingdean and Stanmer, responding to concerns and representing this fantastic ward.”
Theresa Fowler one of the current councillors in the ward commented;
“Leila will make an amazing councillor. She understands this area and the people who live here. I was very impressed by her campaigning work over tenants rights and housing and it shows she has the ability to work with both our longstanding local and newer student residents, bringing them together to make Hollingdean and Stanmer a stronger community. Local Labour Party members are looking forward to working with such a terrific local campaigner.”
Jon Rogers, Chair of Brighton Pavilion Labour Party said;
“I am thrilled that Leila has been selected to stand as the Labour Candidate in Hollingdean and Stanmer. She has a strong understanding of Social Justice and how that relates to those who require the services of the City Council. She has a successful record in campaigning on housing issues and supporting tenants rights. She is also a strong environmental campaigner who understands the issues facing the City as it strives to combat the climate crisis. Leila will be a strong voice in the council”.
Leila, who is very local to the ward and has had her children attend local schools and the sure start centre has a strong track record campaigning on housing and against cuts to services, added:
“My priorities are housing, jobs, strong environmental policies that work for the ward and supporting our amazing local community. Alongside Labour ward councillor Theresa Fowler, I am determined to ensure that our local residents’ issues are not ignored by the council in favour of those areas closer to the centre of the city. Local people need to be heard and I will be their voice.
“As somebody who has sent their children to school in the area I have witnessed the amazing sense of community spirit that has seen us through the challenges of the last year. However I fear the impact of even more austerity measures. Hollingdean and Stanmer needs councillors prepared to defend our local services, protect our homeowners and tenants, and combat the climate crisis.
“I am keen to talk to local residents. Their views and thoughts are very important to me. I wish to thank Councillor Tracey Hill for her tireless work on behalf of all the residents of Hollingdean and Stanmer and alongside Theresa Fowler, I will continue to represent all the residents of this unique area.”
By re-electing a Labour Councillor, Leila will work hard for all the residents of Hollingdean and Stanmer. She will work to:
- protect children’s and family services
- protect local jobs
- combat the climate crisis
- protect renters rights and increase affordable housing
- resist austerity cuts to our local services
To contact Leila:
Hollingdean and Stanmer Labour Party
Local community campaigner Bruno De Oliveira selected as Labour candidate for Hollingbury and Patcham by-election
The Labour Party have selected Bruno De Oliveira as their candidate for the upcoming Brighton and Hove City Council by-election in Hollingbury and Patcham.
Bruno is a lecturer in Psychology and has contributed to the United Nations report on poverty in the UK. He has led successful projects providing health care to the most vulnerable in the city and worked with projects to find ways to protect victims of domestic violence.
The Leader of the Labour Group, Nancy Platts said “I am delighted that Bruno has been selected as our candidate for Hollingbury and Patcham. He is a great campaigner and will be a strong voice for people who live and work here. Bruno will bring great insight and expertise on tackling disadvantage which Labour has made a key priority as we recover from the pandemic.”
Bruno, who has lived and worked in the ward, says:
“For too long the residents of Hollingbury and Patcham have been forgotten, ignored in favour of areas closer to the city. They need a strong voice to speak up for them. I will be that voice.
“As somebody who knows the area, I have witnessed the amazing sense of community spirit that has seen us through the challenges of the last year. However, I fear the impact of even more austerity measures. Hollingbury and Patcham needs councillors prepared to defend our local services, protect our homeowners and tenants, and combat the climate crisis. Somebody who will stick up for our families and young people, the elderly and self-employed.
“My first ever volunteering opportunity was at All Saints Church in Patcham – working with young people from the local schools. Whilst working with the St John Ambulance in Hollingbury, one thing that always concerned me was the lack of support that community organisations such as the Old Boat Corner Community Centre (OBCCC) got. Hollingbury can no longer be neglected.
“I wish to thank former Councillor Lee Wares for his ‘community first’ approach and I will strive to work just as tirelessly on behalf of all the residents of Hollingbury and Patcham.
“My priorities will be protecting our local services from austerity cuts, combating the climate crisis and supporting all our residents.
“I would be honoured to serve all the residents of Hollingbury and Patcham, responding to their concerns and representing this fantastic ward.”
By electing a Labour Councillor, Bruno will work hard for all the residents of Hollingbury and Patcham. He will work to:
- Protect children’s and family services
- Support the self-employed
- Combat the Climate Crisis
- Protect Community safety
- Resist cuts to our local services
To contact Bruno’s campaign: