Green Party candidates selected for Queen’s Park ward in May 2023 local elections

Brighton and Hove Green Party has selected current councillor Clare Rainey and activist Mark Strong to represent Queen’s Park ward in the upcoming local council elections in May 2023.

Councillor Clare Rainey said:

“I am delighted to have been selected to re-stand in Queen’s Park ward. I have worked hard for Queen’s Park residents for the last four years but know there is still a lot more to do. If I am re-elected I would like to continue working to improve the eastern seafront, and to focus on building on the connections I have made to help residents with health, housing, education, equalities and other issues, and to improve the ward’s public spaces.

“I am passionate about the inclusion of more women and other marginalised groups in politics and proud to be standing for a party that stands for equality, inclusion and environmental justice, and is committed to addressing the climate crisis.”

Mark Strong is a long-standing campaigner for transport and accessibility in the city. He is also active in both his local and faith community, notably in reviving the local Holocaust Memorial Day group in 2020.

Mark Strong said:

“I’m honoured to stand alongside Clare and am looking forward to working with her in support of all the ward. I’ve seen firsthand how important it is to work with local people and groups to explain decisions and hopefully get agreement on important issues. I want to support the ties between the council and the hard work done by the many charities and voluntary groups in Brighton & Hove.

“As a transport planner who has worked for many councils across the UK, I’m keen to see a continuation of the current Green administration’s work on improving active and inclusive travel, especially walking and wheeling as well as cycling.”


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