Ollie Sykes, Green candidate for Brunswick & Adelaide ward

Former councillor Ollie Sykes selected as Green Party candidate in Brunswick & Adelaide by-election

Brighton and Hove Green Party has selected former Brunswick & Adelaide councillor, Ollie Sykes, as the Green Party candidate for the Brunswick & Adelaide by-election on Thursday 4th July.

This council by-election will be held on the same day as the general election; Greens say that Ollie is the candidate to “hold Labour to account” in a part of the city which has a strong reputation for voting Green. 

Ollie Sykes was a Green councillor for Brunswick & Adelaide between 2011-2019 and was the Greens’ lead on finance. As a councillor, he campaigned successfully to stop the Labour-led council selling Hove Library and the council’s precious downland estate, as well as finding the funds to invest millions of pounds into climate action. 

Brunswick & Adelaide was represented by Green councillors for 12 years, when it was lost in the council elections last year by six votes. 

Ollie Sykes, former Brunswick & Adelaide councillor says: “As a councillor who has represented this area, I will be ready to serve the residents of Brunswick & Adelaide from day one. There is now already one Labour councillor here in, as well as a Labour-run Council, a Labour MP and soon a Labour government. The by-election on Thursday 4th July is your opportunity to push those Labour politicians towards a more progressive and Green agenda. 

“The Labour-run council has already broken election promises when it comes to school closures, climate change, toxic weedkiller and wider council service provision. Only by electing a Green can you ensure that you can hold Labour to account and your voice is heard on all the key issues.”

Councillor Steve Davis, Leader of the opposition says:

“Ollie has a brilliant track record as a councillor and we would be delighted to have him return to the Green Group. His experience as a councillor for the ward means he can get stuck in, working hard for residents in Brunswick & Adelaide. 

“Labour won the seat by just 6 votes, so every Green vote counts. For another voice to hold Labour to account, Ollie is the only choice to vote for on 4th July.”



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