Councillor Carmen Appich & Councillor John Allcock, Labour’s new co-leaders of the opposition on Brighton & Hove City Council, in Brighton & Hove News:
“Our priority is providing constructive and effective opposition… it is crucial we hold the minority Green administration to account and work constructively with all parties where possible to advance the best interests of the city.
“We want to express our gratitude to Councillor Nancy Platts who is stepping down from leading the Labour group due to the growing demands of her successful business…
“…As we look towards an economic recovery for the city, we want to see local businesses at the heart of a local economy that builds community wealth.
“We want to see the money that is spent in the city stay in the city to benefit our local businesses and residents.
“We want to foster a sustainable recovery that recognises the need to combat the climate crisis and creates a fairer city with more affordable homes.
“We also want to see our city cleaned up to ensure we can reap the benefits of lockdown restrictions easing and encourage visitors back…
“…We are taking on this role together at a critical juncture for our city and we will work hard for all residents.”
Read Councillors Appich & Allcock’s full column in Brighton & Hove News here.