Greens remain the only party on Brighton and Hove City Council consistently speaking up for our community against Brexit. Your local councillors have been fighting to ensure public services are protected, and to oppose any weakening of environmental protections or worker’s rights. Most of all, Greens stand in solidarity with our communities – who must be given a People’s Vote.

Last year the EU invested £17m to support 600 farmers around Brighton; it has invested over £100m to support research projects and £1m to create jobs. 50 local projects could stand to lose EU funding after Brexit. 

The Local Government Association calculates that local communities face an £8.4bn funding gap from the point the UK exits the EU. 


  • Successfully proposed that Brighton and Hove City Council become the first English Council to formally back a ‘People’s Vote’  - and write to the Government calling for one
  • Pushing for for ‘Green Guarantees,’ including:
    - no NHS sell off
    - security and sanctuary for migrants and refugees
    - reinstatement of bursaries for nurses affected by Brexit ‘exodus’
  • Called for the Council to remain a member of Eurocities, a partnership which has brought in funding and support for employment work, career advice and environment project
  • Demanded that the council lobby the Government for impact assessments, so our city can understand what leaving the EU means
  • Pushing the local Council for an  analysis in every council report that shows how Brexit will affect the delivery of our city’s public services;
  • Pushing the Labour Council for reassurance that Brighton and Hove City Council will maintain existing protections for workers and the environment in the event of the UK leaving the EU
  • Marching in solidarity with all those calling for a People’s Vote in our city and beyond. Green Councillors backed over 1,399 Brighton and Hove petitioners calling for a People’s Vote last year
  • Continue to push the Labour Council to speak up for Brighton and Hove in the face of damaging Government Brexit plans
  • We stand alongside our communities most affected by Brexit, particularly those who have been the victims of a spike in hate-crime

Renewed push for a say on Brexit deal as 1,399 residents sign People’s Vote petition coming to Council

By hannahclare | 16th October 2018

Popular Green Party petition will be heard by all parties and triggers Council debate Thousands of Brighton and Hove residents have signed a petition calling for a ‘People’s Vote’ on any Brexit deal. The petition, started by Green Party Councillor Pete West, states: “The government and parliament were given a mandate to negotiate a Brexit […]

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Councils mired by cuts cannot bear a Brexit double whammy

By hannahclare | 21st September 2018

We have every right to be anxious about the impact of Brexit on our Council and its services, writes Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty following a speech on the People’s Vote Just this week further details of the Brexit mess have been unveiled: The National Audit Office has slammed government departments for their inadequate planning for […]

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Brexit: What it truly means to 'Let the People Decide.'

By hannahclare | 30th January 2018

Brighton and Hove City Council has become the first to support a Green proposal for a public say on the terms of any Brexit deal (a so-called ‘Ratification referendum’). Green Councillor Leo Littman questions whether a ‘hard Brexit’ really is ‘the will of the people.’  — Who said: “In a 52-48 Referendum this would be […]

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