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Brighton and Hove Green Party announces Zoë John as candidate for Hollingdean and Stanmer By-election

Brighton and Hove Green Party have today announced local resident  Zoë John as their candidate in the upcoming by-election in Hollingdean and Stanmer ward.

Brighton and Hove City Council’s ruling party, have today confirmed their candidate for the upcoming by-election in Hollingdean and Stanmer ward. It follows the announcement of Labour Councillor Tracey Hill’s resignation.

Hollingdean and Stanmer is currently represented by two Labour and one Green councillor, Cllr Martin Osborne, and is within Brighton Pavilion parliamentary constituency represented by Green MP Caroline Lucas. 

Zoë has lived in the ward for the last 9 years and in Brighton for 22. For over a decade she has worked as a Researcher and Lecturer in Sustainable Design and is an active community member, fronting organisations locally such as Good for Nothing and The Designers Accord, as well as being part of local street play and community garden groups.

On her selection, Zoë said:

“I am totally delighted to be able to represent the Brighton and Hove Green Party in the upcoming by-election in Hollingdean and Stanmer. I am excited to start working with Martin and meet more of the whole community as we work together to make the ward, and council, work for everyone. 

“Having young children myself, my eldest is at the local school, I know the impacts that the last year has had on us all, and I am dedicated to supporting our children and young people as we emerge from the pandemic. I am proud to stand for a party that puts our future generations, and their lives, at the heart of our policies.”

Councillor Martin Osborne, who is Co-Chair of the Tourism, Equalities, Communities and Culture Committee said:

“Zoë will make a fantastic councillor and I am excited to welcome her to our team in the ward

“Her strong local connections, mean many residents already know how committed she is to improving our area.

“I want to thank Cllr Tracey Hill for her commitment to the ward and her positive attitude to working together for residents.”

Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty, Leader of the Council commented:

“This by-election presents a great opportunity to elect more Green councillors to join our team on Brighton and Hove City Council. 

“I am thrilled that Zoe, a local parent and committed member of the community, will be standing to provide another strong green voice for the residents of Hollingdean and Stanmer.  As we focus on building a recovery for our city from the pandemic, Zoë will make a powerful addition to the council.”

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