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Greens launch campaign with “if not now, then when?” rallying call to save climate

11th November 2019 | Comments Off on Greens launch campaign with “if not now, then when?” rallying call to save climate

Green candidates – Ollie Sykes for Hove, Alexandra Phillips for Brighton Kemptown and Caroline Lucas for Brighton Pavilion (above left to right) – launched their campaigns in central Brighton this weekend. They were joined by guest speaker Uma Krieger, fourteen-year-old activist from Youth Strike 4 Climate. Uma spoke about the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change […]

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Greens celebrate city’s Youth Parliament contribution and call on council to heed demands of young people

8th November 2019 | Comments Off on Greens celebrate city’s Youth Parliament contribution and call on council to heed demands of young people

Climate emergency, knife crime, mental health and hate crime are top priority in UK Youth Parliament ‘Make Your Mark,’ survey Brighton and Hove City Council will discuss the results of the UK Youth Parliament’s annual ‘Make Your Mark’ survey and review Green proposals to explore the council’s progress to meet the demands of young people. […]

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Greens object to NHS plan that ‘brings in cuts by stealth,’ without consultation

6th November 2019 | Comments Off on Greens object to NHS plan that ‘brings in cuts by stealth,’ without consultation

Proposals that threaten further NHS privatisation agreed despite community and Green challenge Controversial plans that could see the NHS open to privatisation and budget cuts were voted through a meeting of the city’s Health and Wellbeing Board yesterday, despite Green and campaigner objections. The ‘Local Response to the NHS Long Term Plan,’ includes proposals to move several […]

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“General election is a missed opportunity for young people in politics” says Green election candidate.

6th November 2019 | Comments Off on “General election is a missed opportunity for young people in politics” says Green election candidate.

Green general election candidate for Hove, Ollie Sykes, hits back at the failure to extend the franchise to 16 and 17-year-olds. During the debating of Tuesday’s general election bill, amendments to allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote were not considered. Ollie said:  “We are ready for a General Election, and now more than ever is the […]

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Cllr Alexandra Phillips to step aside from Mayoralty duties for General Election campaign

6th November 2019 | Comments Off on Cllr Alexandra Phillips to step aside from Mayoralty duties for General Election campaign
Cllr Alexandra Phillips to step aside from mayoralty during General Election campaign

With the support of politicians of all parties, and because of her desire to preserve the political neutrality of the Mayor, Councillor Alexandra Phillips is stepping aside from her Mayoral duties for the duration of the General Election campaign, and she will not be claiming the Mayoral Special Responsibility Allowance during this period. Alexandra will […]

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This site was established while Caroline Lucas was a Member of Parliament. As Parliament has been dissolved there are no MPs until after the Election on 12.12.19

5th November 2019 | Comments Off on This site was established while Caroline Lucas was a Member of Parliament. As Parliament has been dissolved there are no MPs until after the Election on 12.12.19

This site was established while Caroline Lucas was a Member of Parliament. As Parliament has been dissolved there are no MPs until after the Election on 12.12.19 […]

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Calls to make walk to school ‘genuinely safe’ for children and young people

24th October 2019 | Comments Off on Calls to make walk to school ‘genuinely safe’ for children and young people

Greens say more work is needed to guarantee a safe walk to school for city’s kids Green Councillors are calling for the city council to improve walking zones around local schools so that more children, families and carers feel safer walking to school. A petition has been signed by over 1,300 people which means it will be debated at a meeting of full […]

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The city’s response to the climate emergency must create new jobs and tackle poverty, say Greens

24th October 2019 | Comments Off on The city’s response to the climate emergency must create new jobs and tackle poverty, say Greens

Push for a ‘Green New Deal’ for Brighton and Hove The city’s response to the climate crisis could help to combat poverty and create new jobs, Greens have said today, calling on the council to adopt a ‘Green New Deal.’ Brighton and Hove City Council has declared a ‘climate and biodiversity emergency,’ and agreed last […]

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Caroline Lucas MP statement ahead of Saturday’s vote on Brexit deal

19th October 2019 | Comments Off on Caroline Lucas MP statement ahead of Saturday’s vote on Brexit deal

Caroline Lucas, Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, issued this statement ahead of the House of Commons debate on Saturday, on the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal. “There is nothing in this deal to benefit our country.  It will leave people worse off, jobs harder to find, businesses struggling and a race to the bottom as environmental […]

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Greens speak out in support of sixth form college staff strike

16th October 2019 | Comments Off on Greens speak out in support of sixth form college staff strike

Strike action to call for proper government funding, reversing job losses and cuts to teaching time planned for 17th October Greens will stand in solidarity with staff at Varndean College and Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College (BHASVIC) who are expected to take strike action this Thursday (17th October) in response to Government funding cuts. [1] […]

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