28 December 2017
The Brighton & Hove Green Party has selected Ed Baker as its candidate for the upcoming East Brighton by-election, to be held in spring 2018. It is taking place as a result of Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP standing down as councillor.
Ed Baker lives in the ward, works in digital marketing. He is also a musician, and active in the community on behalf of local organisations.
He says: "I’ve always been passionate about making a difference, whether that’s through volunteering for the Kemp Town Carnival, or running the Brighton Marathon for Allsorts Youth Project, who support our LGBTU young people.
“Now, as I see food banks appearing across Brighton & Hove, and numbers of rough sleepers doubling in a year, I feel it’s time to step up for my local community. Only the Green Party is really taking the fight to the other political parties on the council which are both wedded to cuts and austerity. Not enough is being done by the Labour-run council to make our beautiful city more hopeful, ambitious, and truly equal.
“As a local resident myself, if elected as a Councillor, I will work tirelessly for local people and put them first.”
Note for editors:
Phélim Mac Cafferty (Convenor of the Green Group of Councillors): 07765 474621
Tristram Hicks (External Communications Coordinator, Brighton & Hove Green Party): 07879 603393