On 2nd May 2019, we will be electing 54 representatives on Brighton & Hove City Council across the city. To find out more about your candidates, please scroll down below or click the link to your ward.
brunswick and adelaide
CLLR PHéLIM MAC CAFFERTY
Phélim is the Convenor of the Green Group of Councillors on Brighton and Hove City Council. He has represented Brunswick and Adelaide ward since May 2011. He sits on the Policy, Resources and Growth Committee, Planning Committee and the Tourism Development and Culture Committee.
Aditi is proud to call the free-spirited Brighton & Hove her home and represent the Green Party as a member of the BAME, Commonwealth and EU community. She has been working as a social science researcher and a digital media specialist. She is passionate about safeguarding public and community services, tackling pesticide use in our parks and gardens, improving community-based mental health support, encouraging and supporting creative arts based initiatives, and improving recycling in the city.
Marianna moved to the UK from Germany 10 years ago and works as a Quality Engineer. She stands up for the rights of women, workers, young families and disabled people. She strongly believes that the UK’s place is within the EU. If elected she will work hard to reduce single use plastics and the effects of austerity in our fantastic, vibrant city.
hanover and elm grove
CLLR DAVID GIBSON
David has been a councillor since 2015. As the Green group spokesperson on housing, he has set up a good landlord scheme and also helping lower rents on 500 new properties in our ward. He works tirelessly with local community groups, while pressing for fairness and sustainability in council activities.
Elaine is passionate about creating a cleaner, fairer and safer environment for residents. She has lived in the ward for ten years and is a committee member of the Hanover and Elm Grove Communities Forum, a body set up to address local issues. She works locally as a lecturer and copywriter.
Steph is a former Brighton and Hove councillor, where she diligently followed through casework, and supported residents with local issues, such as housing, parking, and anti-social behaviour. She works in a frontline public sector job in Brighton, where she is a trade union steward.
hollingdean and stanmer
Alice is the co-convenor of Brighton and Hove Young Greens and is completing an MA at the University of Sussex. She is honoured to be selected for Hollingdean & Stanmer ward.
Moulsecoomb & Bevendean
Mitchie Alexander is a local community volunteer and campaigner. Mitchie is Chair of Friends of Farm Green in Bevendean, is Vice Chair for the annual BevFest and is part of the volunteer team for CHOMP Moulsecoomb.
Libby Darling a Community leader of Beach cleans in the Deans, Founder of Beacon Hub Brighton, now a charity. Works for the Children's Integrated Therapy Services (NHS) working in the complex needs team and in her spare time runs a company managing eco therapy events.
Amelia has lived in Brighton for over 30 years, currently in the Moulsecoomb & Bevendean ward. She is a grassroots campaigner and community activist.
CLLR LEO LITTMAN
I’m proud to have been chosen to represent residents of Preston Park ward at the last two elections, and hope you feel I’ve done a good enough job to vote for me again in May. If you do, I will continue to work hard to help all the ward’s residents with the issues which matter to them day to day.
Martin lives in Brighton with his partner and their dog. He has campaigned for affordable housing and is committed to an inclusive and positive politics. He would be proud to continue the great work of previous Green representatives in Queen’s Park.
St Peter's and North Laine
Jamie Lloyd has lived in Withdean Ward for the past 13 years and his children have attended schools here. He is an active member of the local community and is passionate about improving recycling and reducing litter and traffic pollution in the city.
GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATES
We've selected our general election candidates ready for the next election, whether that's a snap election or the planned election in 2022. You can read more about our three candidates below.
caroline lucas MP
Caroline Lucas has been elected as MP for Brighton Pavilion three times since becoming the UK's first Green MP and doubled her majority in 2017, receiving over 50% of the vote as the Labour and Conservative vote share shrank.
On her re-selection Caroline said:
"It's been an incredible honour to represent the people of Brighton Pavilion in Parliament since 2010 and I'm proud local Green Party members have re-selected me as their parliamentary candidate.
"No matter who's in Government, I will always stand up for our city our local schools and hospitals, our unique local businesses and diverse communities as a strong, independent Green voice in Westminster."
The former Green Party leader has been a loud opponent of Brexit and spoke at the national ‘People’s Vote’ march in London in October 2018. Brighton Pavilion voted overwhelmingly to remain in the European Union in June 2016.
Green Party Councillor and Finance lead Ollie Sykes has been selected as the Green candidate in the Hove constituency.
Ollie has been city Councillor in Hove for seven years including four when Greens led Brighton and Hove City Council and has been the party's Finance Lead since 2014.
“I’m thrilled to have been selected to stand for Parliament for the Green Party in Hove. All over Europe we’re witnessing very strong results by Green Party candidates as the abject failure of mainstream political parties to tackle the big issues of our time has become crystal clear. Evidence of environmental decline and the effects of climate change are in the news almost every day. Greens have positive answers to the big questions facing us and our country and I hope our message will resonate with the residents of Hove.
“I’m proud of the role that Greens have played in the city; leading on the campaign against single-use plastics, taking urgent action on the homelessness crisis and holding the Labour council to account. As parliamentary candidate for Hove I would look to highlight the difference a second Green MP would make for our city.”
Green Party councillor Alex Phillips, who will become the city’s youngest ever mayor if re-elected as a councillor next May, has been selected as the Green candidate for Brighton Kemptown,:
“Having lived at the bottom of Whitehawk for over five years, across the road from where my husband has worked for the last decade, and especially since giving birth to my baby Rafi last year, I feel more and more embedded in my local community.
“Brighton Kemptown is quite a mixed constituency and the demographics vary enormously from the deprivation that exists in neglected parts of our city like Whitehawk to the grandeur of Roedean. As an experienced local councillor I am well positioned to fight for campaigns that matter to everyone in the constituency: from the NHS services including the hospital, as well as opposing austerity to the human rights and environmental legislation which we will lose next year through Brexit..
“I’ve lived in Brussels and speak French and German and I know the huge benefit that EU nationals have had on our city. A European city like Brighton and Hove needs proud European representatives. Caroline Lucas has been essential to the movement against a hard Brexit and we’re ambitious about sending other Greens to join her in Westminster.”