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Brighton and Hove Greens launch easy-read version of manifesto ahead of accessibility hustings

15th April 2019 | Comments Off on Brighton and Hove Greens launch easy-read version of manifesto ahead of accessibility hustings

An easy read version of the Brighton and Hove Green Party manifesto has been produced ahead of SpeakOut’s ‘We are the Being Heard in Government Group (BHIG Group)’ accessible hustings this week. The manifesto, designed for people with learning difficulties in line with Easy on the I guidelines, is now available online. Green Party Councillor […]

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Greens raise concerns as proposals to consider evictions, homelessness and climate emergency pulled at last minute

28th March 2019 | Comments Off on Greens raise concerns as proposals to consider evictions, homelessness and climate emergency pulled at last minute

Purdah must not be used to stifle debate and avoid controversial discussions, say Greens  Green Councillors have raised concerns over the use of pre-election guidance known as ‘purdah’ after key proposals around homelessness and climate change were pulled from the agenda of a planned council meeting today. Usual procedure grants political groups the opportunity to […]

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Greens raise concerns over weak Labour response to impending disability service closure

27th March 2019 | Comments Off on Greens raise concerns over weak Labour response to impending disability service closure

Local disability advice service at risk of closure after health partners pull funding Brighton and Hove charity Possability People may be forced to close the only specialist disability advice centre in the city after local health authorities announced a sudden cut in funding for the service. The decision, which has provoked widespread condemnation from local […]

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Council takes new steps to tackle climate emergency following Green budget win

21st March 2019 | Comments Off on Council takes new steps to tackle climate emergency following Green budget win

Council resources for carbon reduction and sustainability measures given £690k boost by Green Councillors  Brighton and Hove City Council will introduce new city-wide initiatives to combat climate change thanks to work done by Green Councillors to invest over half a million pounds in the council’s sustainability budget.  £690k identified by the Greens will now go towards biodiversity […]

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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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