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Green candidate for Hove Ollie Sykes calls for PR on Democracy Day

5th December 2019 | Comments Off on Green candidate for Hove Ollie Sykes calls for PR on Democracy Day

Green candidate for Hove and Portslade, Ollie Sykes, on our broken democracy and why electoral reform is overdue. Thursday 5th December has been named “Democracy Day” by campaigners for electoral reform, including the Electoral Reform Society, Unlock Democracy, Make Votes Matter, and Compass. As they say in today’s Guardian “This year we’ve seen our parliament […]

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Cash machine fees hitting people in city’s residential areas with ‘poverty premium,’ say Greens

5th December 2019 | Comments Off on Cash machine fees hitting people in city’s residential areas with ‘poverty premium,’ say Greens

Call on council to review support offered to residents facing financial exclusion The council must do more to support residents who are forced to pay fees at the nearest available cash machine, say Greens, who have called on the council to explore how to prevent financial exclusion in the city. Councillor Martin Osborne, Green Councillor […]

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Greens join with local community on World AIDS Day

28th November 2019 | Comments Off on Greens join with local community on World AIDS Day

City leaders must not lose sight of HIV prevention targets, say Greens Local HIV organisations will be joined by Green Councillors this Sunday to mark World AIDS Day, a worldwide event to commemorate those who have lost their lives to AIDS and to support continued efforts to bring down rates of HIV. The World AIDS […]

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“Missed opportunity” to help some of the most vulnerable residents with council tax bills, say Greens

27th November 2019 | Comments Off on “Missed opportunity” to help some of the most vulnerable residents with council tax bills, say Greens

Labour Council will not consult on impact of council tax for poorest households Greens have expressed disappointment than an anticipated review of Council Tax costs for poor households will not go ahead, despite the city council agreeing proposals that called for a consultation with residents. Each year, councils can consider whether to revise the Council […]

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Greens call for domestic and sexual violence service funding to be protected as city celebrates gender equality work

20th November 2019 | Comments Off on Greens call for domestic and sexual violence service funding to be protected as city celebrates gender equality work

Greens celebrate local services at conference and say council must guarantee future funding Greens say local services that prevent domestic and sexual violence must be protected from funding cuts, calling on the council to champion organisations like Brighton Women’s Centre, who held their conference this week. Domestic violence offences have increased year on year in […]

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Greens demand Secretary of State reverse Moulsecoomb Primary academisation decision

20th November 2019 | Comments Off on Greens demand Secretary of State reverse Moulsecoomb Primary academisation decision

Greens write to the Secretary of State condemning the decision to academise Moulsecoomb Primary – and join the picket line to show solidarity with striking staff  Green Councillors, who will be joining school staff, parents and community members striking against plans to turn Moulsecoomb Primary School into an academy, have written to the Secretary of […]

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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
Ollie, Alexandra and Caroline at General Election launch in Brighton

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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