Zoë John has been elected in Hollingdean and Stanmer ward, gaining the seat from Labour.
Councillor Zoë John, newly elected Green councillor for Hollingdean & Stanmer said:
“I’m absolutely thrilled to have been elected as a new Green councillor for Hollingdean & Stanmer ward, I cannot wait to get to work joining Cllr Martin Osborne to represent my community and to continue to grow the amazing work he has already been doing. Our voices will amplify the voices of the residents of our ward on issues that matter to them.
“I am delighted to be joining our Green council and I look forward to working hard on making things better for the residents of Hollingdean & Stanmer and the wider city.
“I’d like to thank all the other candidates for their commitment and passion for improving our neighbourhood. I’d also like to thanks the Brighton and Hove Green Party for being so supportive in helping me win this seat and of course to my wonderful family for everything they do.
“If you voted for me or not, I will do my best to be a voice for you. Please do get in touch if you would like to discuss any ward issues. But I plan to go knocking again soon to introduce myself to everyone, so I look forward to meeting you then.”
Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty, Leader of the Council added:
“I’m delighted that Zoë John will be joining us as a new Green councillor for Hollingdean & Stanmer ward, growing our numbers to 20 Green Councillors.
“Sadly it is not Eliza Wyatt’s time to join our growing Green group, but we conducted a hard fought campaign and I congratulate the Conservatives on their election. I’m delighted to see such a close second in Patcham.
“It is almost unprecedented that the current party in control makes gains in Brighton and Hove. I’m pleased that confidence has grown in our leadership of the city. In less than a year, greens have steered the city through the pandemic, acting where the government has failed. We’ve invested in the city with a budget which includes £27m in climate reduction measures and huge investments in cleaning up the city – from deep cleans to graffiti removal. With one additional green councillor, we are buoyed to continue this important work.”
Greens came second in Patcham Ward, with Conservatives holding the seat.