Your Regency Councillors
Alex and Tom - on their Regency wedding day August 2014
Your Green Councillors are:
Tom settled in Brighton in 2003 to work in a rehabilitation centre for adults with acquired brain injury, in Whitehawk. He worked there for three years and then left to set up The Big Lemon, a Community Interest Company that runs bus and coach services on recycled waste cooking oil from Brighton & Hove’s restaurants. In his spare time he enjoys walking, rock climbing and sailing, and has also been involved in a number of campaigns against road-building and fracking. A keen tree lover, he was involved in the successful campaign to save the elm tree at Seven Dials, as well as elms at Dorothy Stringer and Brighton College. Tom says "I have been a member of Brighton & Hove Green Party since 2005, and decided to stand as a candidate for the City Council this year because I have watched progress with great interest and now I’d like to do my bit."
The youngest councillor on Brighton and Hove City Council at 29, Alex is Deputy Chair of Housing on the council as well as being a secondary school modern foreign languages teacher. Alex was elected to the city council in a by-election in July 2009, winning the Green Party's first ever seat in the city from the Conservatives, which stripped them of their majority. Alex was re-elected in 2011 and is up for election again in May this year. Alex has worked alongside Caroline Lucas to defend public services in our city. Alex has enjoyed her time as a School Governor over the last four years for one of the local junior schools, Somerhill. In her free time, she enjoys cycling, running along the seafront and swimming in the sea with her husband Tom.