Greens and the city council
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The make-up of the city council elected in May 2011 is 23 Greens, 18 Tories and 13 Labour, which means the Greens need the support of other parties on major issues such as the council budget.
On 17 May 2012 the council reverted to a modernised committee system, dropping the less inclusive 'cabinet style' system that had operated for four years.
The Greens as the largest party run a minority administration but require the support of the opposition parties on major decisions such as council tax.
In Brighton Pavilion constituency, Greens have more councillors than any other party: 14 to the Tories' five and Labour's one.
In May 2012 Jason Kitcat was elected council leader.
For further information please contact the Brighton and Hove Green Party office on 01273 766 670.
You can learn more about the work of your city councillors at the Brighton & Hove City Council website.
See the latest action by Green city councillors on You Tube (council debates): http://www.youtube.com/brightonhovegreens
Number of city councillors on Brighton & Hove City Council by party.
Greens have 23, Tories 18 and Labour 13.