Brighton & Hove Labour For the many, not the few
Labour’s May 2023 Council Candidates
Central Hove Ward:
My name is Emma Daniel, and I am standing in Central Hove as a local Labour Party Candidate. I am proud to call this city my home, but I know that many people are disappointed in the way the Green Party is running the council. People are experiencing hardships because of the cost-of-living crisis so I will work hard to make sure that this stress isn’t compounded by unreliable basic services and I will stand against wasting money on vanity projects. I will be campaigning for safer neighborhoods, reliable council services, and quality affordable housing. I hope I can rely on your support and don’t forget to vote Labour on May the 4th 2023.
My name is Joy Robinson. I am standing in Central Hove, where I live, as a Labour candidate in the May 2023 local elections. This great city has been my home for almost 20 years and I am sad to see how unloved it has become with graffiti, rubbish, untidy Hove lawns and uneven pavements. I plan to work with officers to control the night-time economy of Church Road, keep George Street a vibrant shopping street, preserve our lawns for relaxation not commercial entertainment, control the amount and speed of traffic and regulate private landlords with a licensing scheme.
Hangleton & Knoll Ward:
Amanda Grimshaw BEM
As an experienced councillor I’ve seen first-hand that common sense is lacking in many decisions made about our city. We need real solutions to tackle problems such as our housing waiting list. With resilience, determination and real experience of life’s challenges, I am passionate and dedicated to giving a voice to those feeling silenced and forgotten. I am proud of my working-class background and can think of no greater privilege and honor than to represent the residents of Hangleton, Knoll and the wider city. Vote Labour to bring back civic pride and make our city a place to be proud of again.
I am a lifelong resident of Hangleton & Knoll and would relish the chance of representing our community on the City Council. I’ve worked locally for the NHS for over a decade and in my role as a Trade Union steward, I have worked tirelessly for the best interests of my colleagues. I am active in the community and support local community groups, as well as volunteering regularly at the Hangleton & West Blatchington Food Bank. Hangleton & Knoll is a great part of the City to live, and a Labour run council would allow the area to thrive.
Brighton & Hove is a great place to live, work and visit. Unfortunately, our beautiful city has been run down by a leadership that lacks experience and vision. If I am elected as your local councillor, I will work to ensure that taxpayers’ money is carefully spent to deliver effective services for the benefit of residents. It is important to ensure that we keep wealth in our local economy and involve residents in decisions that affect them. My goal is to build a city where everybody can thrive and be happy. Vote Labour on the 4th of May 2023.
Westbourne & Poets Corner Ward:
My name is Julie Cattell and I am standing in Westbourne & Poets Corner as a Labour Party Candidate. We live in a wonderful city, but the Green-led council has let us down, by failing to deliver basic services such as rubbish and recycling collections, and failing to keep our streets clean and free of weeds. As part of a majority Labour Council, I will work hard to ensure that the services the city deserves are restored, campaign to keep our streets safer and to secure much needed affordable housing. Vote for change on 4th May 2023. Vote Labour.
Leslie Alan Pumm
My name is Leslie Alan Pumm, and I’m standing in Westbourne & Poets’ Corner as a Labour Candidate. Brighton & Hove is a shockingly beautiful place, but also shockingly governed and isn’t using its full potential as the capital of diversity and the UK’s Silicon Valley. However, before we can focus on ambitious goals, the city must first get the basics right: reliable rubbish collection, clean streets and beaches, and affordable bus services. As a black gay man, I can’t wait to champion the LGBTQ+ and BAME communities on the Council and ensure they remain an important part of the city’s identity.
Kemptown Village Ward:
Gary Wilkinson is one of the city’s current Labour Party councillors. Gary has lived in Kemptown for over 15 years and works at a Special Education Needs school beside the Royal Sussex Hospital. He is the Labour Group’s lead on Environment, Transport & Sustainability.
Bharti Gajjar lives in the Kemptown area. She is a regular volunteer at a city centre soup kitchen, and also a member of the Sussex Homeless Support Team. Bharti is a proud member of the GMB and the Disability Union working to support workers’ rights and fair pay. She speaks 6 languages including sign language.
Moulsecoomb & Bevendean Ward:
My name is Jacob Taylor, and I am standing in Moulsecoomb and Bevendean as a Labour Party Candidate. I love Brighton & Hove. It’s truly a special place to live, and even more so now that I am raising my family here. Unfortunately, the city is in a bad state and the Council is failing to deliver for people in Moulsecoomb and Bevendean. Too often, Councillors have prioritised expensive vanity projects, like the i360, over delivering essential services. If elected, I will fight every day to ensure that Moulsecoomb and Bevendean gets a better deal from Brighton & Hove City Council.
Amanda Evans is one of the current Labour Party Councillors in the city. Following boundary changes to council wards, Amanda is standing in Moulsecoomb & Bevendean. She’s deputy leader of the Labour group and has a record of fighting for better housing and landlord licencing to protect renters’ rights.
Ty Goddard is a director of East Brighton Trust, a FareShare volunteer in Moulsecoomb and a proud Bevy shareholder. He works in the voluntary sector and is focused on campaigning and advising on young people’s digital skills and the use of education technology.
Whitehawk & Marina Ward:
Gill Williams is a current Labour Councillor and is the housing lead on the Labour Group. As a single mother of three, she has worked hard to fight for tenants’ rights and fair rents within the city. Gill works at the University of Brighton and is a supporter of community groups such as the East Brighton Food Co-op and the ‘Skate Park for Whitehawk’ Campaign.
David McGregor is a Labour member standing for selection in the Whitehawk & Marina Ward. Originally from Glasgow, he moved to Brighton and has become actively involved in local community projects. David volunteers at a city centre foodbank and also works with the Ledward LGBT+ Centre, helping to signpost people needing local support. He is a proud member of the GMB trade union.
Hollingdean & Fiveways Ward:
I have lived and worked in Brighton for nearly three decades and have been involved in community initiatives and activities which have brought about positive changes for local people. I run a small business in the Open Market, and each day hear the concerns and interests of residents. My years of community activism and knowledge of what matters to local people have stirred me to seek election to represent my community on Brighton & Hove City Council. I am proud to have been selected to stand as a Labour candidate in the Hollingdean & Fiveways ward for the upcoming local elections. Vote Labour on the 4th of May 2023.
Theresa Fowler is a current Labour Party councillor. She has lived locally since she was a child and runs her own business at Fiveways. Theresa is an active member of the council’s Housing Committee, and also chairs the North Area Housing Panel, where the council engages and involves council tenants and residents’ associations, so people get a say about issues that affect them. Theresa is also a very committed member of the council’s Environment Committee and has achieved improvements to the accessibility and safety of her ward, as well as citywide achievements tackling environmental concerns. Most recently, she has been active on residents’ behalf in the campaign against the council’s plans to close public toilets, and also to ensure the parking at Hollingdean Park remains free to use.
Bruno De Oliveira
Hello, I’m Bruno De Oliveira and I am standing in Hollingdean and Five Ways as a Labour Party Candidate. I work as a university lecturer, and my research focuses on mental health and developing policies to support communities. I have spent many years working with the city’s families and communities impacted by poverty. During this time, I have witnessed the catastrophic effects of government cuts on communities, education, and local services. I have seen first-hand the growing use of food banks and warm banks by people struggling to make ends meet because of failed national policies. By voting for me, you will be sending the government a message that they can’t continue to ignore the damage they have done to our city. There is a way forward in which we can better support families and communities, restore our city’s basic services and provide quality education for children and young people. Vote Bruno De Oliveira on May 4th, 2023.
My name is Jackie O’Quinn. I was elected as a ward councillor for Goldsmid in 2015 and have worked hard to support and improve the lives of residents. My background is teaching, and I have been a governor of schools in the city since the late 1990’s. Since 2015 my work has covered such areas as planning issues, fostering and adoption, being Chair of Licensing, Lead Spokesperson for Labour on Children, Young People and Skills, being a member of the Police Panel and of the East Sussex Fire Authority. I also have a strong interest in environmental issues. Vote Labour on the 4th May 2023.
My name is Trevor Muten, and I am standing in Goldsmid Ward as a local Labour Party Candidate. I am proud to call this city my home, but I believe that we can demand better from the local council. Problems with pavement weeds and root damage, clogged drains, potholes, toilet closures, recycling, bin collections, litter, and graffiti are making Brighton & Hove feel uncared for and unwelcoming. We must build a city that is fit for the future and is welcoming to all. I will be campaigning for safe roads, clean air, public toilets accessible to all, with quality affordable housing and developments considerate to the community. I hope I can rely on your support and don’t forget to vote Labour on May the 4th 2023.
My name is Birgit Miller. I am a musician, parent and a resident in Goldsmid Ward. In 2015, I re-evaluated my life during cancer treatment. This led me to volunteer for AITC Speak Up Against Cancer, become vice chair of Livestock and join All Saints’ community children’s choir as a teacher. After years of visible decay, our city needs a majority Labour council which will listen, respond and plan for the long-term wellbeing of Brighton & Hove. I am standing as your Labour candidate for Goldsmid in May 2023 to work with my dedicated and hard-working fellow Labour candidates to restore pride in our fantastic city.