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Brighton & Hove Greens support second Youth Strike for Climate

15th March 2019 | Comments Off on Brighton & Hove Greens support second Youth Strike for Climate

Green Party activists, candidates and politicians joined Brighton & Hove children striking from school to demand the Government takes real action on climate change. The march, which saw hundreds of schoolchildren marching through the centre of Brighton was joined by Councillor PhélimMac Cafferty, Convenor of the Green Group and members of the Young Greens, including several […]

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Greens pledge to build 1500 new homes, boost recycling and expand clean air zones

12th March 2019 | Comments Off on Greens pledge to build 1500 new homes, boost recycling and expand clean air zones

We have today (12 March) launched our local election Manifesto with an event at Platform 9’s new event space at Hove Town Hall. In the document, Greens set out their plans for the city ahead of May 2nd’s council elections. The pledges include: Developing 1500 new homes on brownfield land, including 600 new council-owned properties. […]

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Weekly update

6th March 2019 | Comments Off on Weekly update

Welcome to this latest update, featuring highlights of my work in Parliament and around Brighton Pavilion over the past week.  Demanding answers on medical imports  I used Prime Minister’s Questions last week to challenge Theresa May on her irresponsible approach to Brexit. Under a disastrous No Deal scenario, ministers have decided vital medical imports would be handled by the company […]

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Comment on Extraordinary Council Meeting

5th March 2019 | Comments Off on Comment on Extraordinary Council Meeting

Councillors in Brighton and Hove will meet later today to discuss a revision of the political balance of seats on the city council. [1] Last week, the defection of former Labour Councillor Anne Meadows to the Conservative Group was shortly followed by news that the former leader of the Labour Council, Warren Morgan, left the […]

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Local election crowdfunder launched

4th March 2019 | Comments Off on Local election crowdfunder launched

We love Brighton & Hove. The city we are proud to call home is friendly, openminded, and full of energy and creativity. But we know that our city has significant problems. After a decade of Tory cuts, and four years of a bitterly divided Labour Party running the council, Brighton & Hove is a city […]

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GREEN STATEMENT ON COUNCIL BUDGET

28th February 2019 | Comments Off on GREEN STATEMENT ON COUNCIL BUDGET

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Green budget proposals call for urgent action on climate change and city cleanliness, while challenging public service cuts

27th February 2019 | Comments Off on Green budget proposals call for urgent action on climate change and city cleanliness, while challenging public service cuts

Greens plan over £8m of investment in contrast to Tory cuts proposals and ‘lack of ideas’ from Labour Proposed changes to the Labour Council budget from the Greens could unlock millions of pounds to protect public services and boost climate change work, if accepted by a vote this Thursday. The 2019-2020 city budget put forward by the […]

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Raphael Hill to stand for Greens in Goldsmid ward

25th February 2019 | Comments Off on Raphael Hill to stand for Greens in Goldsmid ward

Raphael Hill will be joining Marianna Ebel and Steve Moses as the confirmed candidates for Goldsmid ward. Councillor Amanda Knight will be stepping down at the time of the council elections on Thursday 2 May. Raphael, who lives in Goldsmid ward, is a teacher of English as a Foreign Language and co-convenor of Brighton and Hove […]

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“This isn’t right” – Caroline responds to record-breaking winter temperature

25th February 2019 | Comments Off on “This isn’t right” – Caroline responds to record-breaking winter temperature

Responding to reports from the Met Office that temperatures today surpassed 20 degrees for the first time on record, Green Party MP Caroline Lucas said: “I like spending an afternoon in the sunshine as much as anyone, but it’s impossible to shake the feeling that this isn’t right. After last year’s unprecedented global heatwave and […]

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Petition to support youth strikes launched by Young Greens

24th February 2019 | Comments Off on Petition to support youth strikes launched by Young Greens

Brighton and Hove Young Greens have launched a petition, calling on Brighton and Hove City Council to support the YouthStrikes4 Climate. The petition says: On Friday 15th February, young people from across Brighton & Hove took a bold move to ask for action on climate change. And on 15th March, we’re doing it again. Climate […]

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