Green Party candidates selected for Patcham & Hollingbury ward in May 2023 local elections

Sophie Broadbent, Norma Fletcher and Daniel Rue selected as Green Party candidates for Patcham & Hollingbury ward in May 2023 local elections

Brighton and Hove Green Party has selected Sophie Broadbent, Norma Fletcher and Daniel Rue as its three candidates for Hollingbury & Patcham ward in the upcoming local council elections in May 2023.

Sophie Broadbent, a carbon literacy trainer in advertising, said:

“As a local parent with a daughter at Patcham High School, I want to conserve and protect our area’s fantastic green spaces and heritage for everyone now and in future generations, while also maintaining the smooth running of our services.”

Norma Fletcher, sound therapist and yoga teacher, added:

“I’m interested in tapping into under-used skills in the local area to create more opportunities to create intergenerational projects bringing together older people, carers returning to the workplace and young people who may not otherwise meet.

“The Tories have blasted a huge hole in our public finances and it’s more important than ever that local taxes are used to create the best possible outcome for local people.”

A sentiment mirrored by candidate Daniel Rue, a technical sales professional, who said:

“With the huge cuts the government has made to local council budgets and the ongoing cost of living crisis, strong representation and a strong voice for the Patcham area is more important than ever.

“I’m honoured to have been selected as a Brighton & Hove Green Party candidate and I’m excited to get to work supporting the people of Patcham and Hollingbury and become one of your first Green councillors.”

The ward is now named Patcham & Hollingbury in recognition of the importance of the Hollingbury community. This change results from an independent review carried out by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England for the local elections in May 2023.


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