The Brighton & Hove Labour Group are disappointed not to have won the Hollingdean & Stanmer and Patcham council by-elections this week.
The by-election in Hollingdean & Stanmer was triggered by Labour Councillor Tracey Hill stepping down in order to move away from the city to take on family caring responsibilities.
Councillor Hill worked tirelessly to serve the residents of Hollingdean & Stanmer, and we are disappointed our excellent local candidate Leila Erin-Jenkins has not been given the opportunity to continue that work alongside Labour Councillor Theresa Fowler.
It is also a shame that our brilliant local candidate Bruno De Oliveira will not be the new Councillor to represent Patcham, but we are proud of the positive campaigns we ran in both wards.
Labour Group Leader, Councillor Nancy Platts said:
“I’m proud of the really positive campaigns both Leila and Bruno ran, and the hard work our volunteers put in. We’re disappointed Leila and Bruno won’t be joining us on the Council this week, but we look forward to 2023 when we hope to convince the residents of Hollingdean & Stanmer, Patcham, and the entire City, that Labour is the party best placed to represent them. In the meantime, we will continue to stand up for our residents and work in the best interests of the City on the Council.”