ABOUT BRIGHTON & HOVE GREEN PARTY

Green city

With 11 city councillors and the UK's first Green MP, Brighton and Hove Green Party is one of the most successful local Green Parties in the country.

Since 1996 when Pete West was elected Brighton's first Green Party councillor, the party has grown to become the largest on Brighton and Hove City Council.

Following the May 2011 city elections, the Green Group of Councillors ran a minority administration on Brighton & Hove City Council, the UK's first Green-led council.

The voters of Brighton Pavilion constituency made history a year before at the general election by returning the UK's first Green MP to Westminster, Caroline Lucas.

The Greens returned 11 city councillors to office in the local elections held on the same day.

The local party also contributes to the election of the Green Euro-MP seat for the Southeast region, currently held by former Brighton councillor Keith Taylor. 

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WHAT DO THE GREENS STAND FOR?

We are a party which puts values of fairness and social justice first alongside protecting the environment.

We campaign on the whole range of issues including:

  • the economy and the Green New Deal
  • public services
  • housing
  • health
  • transport
  • our working lives
  • social justice issues such as local democracy, peace, homelessness, civil liberties, low pay and the protection of minorities. 

Do you want to find out more or get involved?  Visit our campaigns section including links to national pages.

Visit our Policy website here