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City council has most women representatives in country says survey – 44% of councillors are women

9th June 2011 | Comments Off on City council has most women representatives in country says survey – 44% of councillors are women

  Green spokesperson Councillor Alex Phillips calls for more women in local democracy Brighton and Hove City Council was ranked the country’s best for gender equality – with 44% of Brighton and Hove councillors being women – according to survey results published this week by the Centre for Woman and Democracy (CFWD). Alex, Brighton and […]

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Greens speak out against homophobic hate crime on IDAHOBIT Day

17th May 2011 | Comments Off on Greens speak out against homophobic hate crime on IDAHOBIT Day

  IDAHOBIT Day saw events held around the world calling for respect for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people worldwide. Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion, who is co-sponsoring an Early Day Motion calling for greater equality for the LGBT community, said, “The seventh annual International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia is a great […]

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UK's first Green council administration announced

12th May 2011 | Comments Off on UK's first Green council administration announced

  Today Brighton & Hove’s Green Group of councillors have unveiled their team to lead the council, after winning the largest number of seats in last week’s local elections. Among the posts announced today include their proposed Leader, Cabinet Members and other roles for the 23-strong group. Bill Randall, Convenor of the Green Group and […]

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Greens win largest group on city council

6th May 2011 | Comments Off on Greens win largest group on city council

  Greens are now the largest party on Brighton & Hove City Council after election results today. This is the first time a local council in the UK has elected the Greens as the largest party. Green convenor Bill Randall said, “The city has listened to the Greens and we have listened to the city. […]

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Caroline Lucas appeals to Brighton and Hove voters

4th May 2011 | Comments Off on Caroline Lucas appeals to Brighton and Hove voters

  Appeal to voters: Caroline Lucas MP Green MP Caroline Lucas highlights potential for historic win on eve of Brighton & Hove elections. Brighton Pavilion’s Green MP has made a final appeal for Brighton and Hove voters to go Green in tomorrow’s local elections – and help to elect the UK’s first Green-led council. Speaking […]

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City voters urged to go Green for first Green-led council in UK

23rd April 2011 | Comments Off on City voters urged to go Green for first Green-led council in UK

  The Green Party’s election campaign in Brighton and Hove isn’t shy about its aims: to form the UK’s first Green-led council. Brighton and Hove Greens are running a full slate across the city, as in all elections, and with the backdrop of last year’s historic election of the UK’s first Green MP, Party leader […]

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Greens' fresh start election broadcast 2011

15th April 2011 | Comments Off on Greens' fresh start election broadcast 2011

  Video: Caroline Lucas explains why a Green vote matters on Thursday 5 May in Brighton and Hove.   For more information please contact the Brighton and Hove Green Party office on 01273 766 670.   […]

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Cuts where they're needed, not where they hurt – Caroline's message on cuts

28th March 2011 | Comments Off on Cuts where they're needed, not where they hurt – Caroline's message on cuts

  In this video Caroline Lucas, Green Party leader and MP for Brighton Pavilion, talks about where spending cuts shouldn’t fall – on libraries, the NHS and jobs, and where cuts should be made – Trident, tax avoidance, and bankers’ bonuses.   For more information please contact Brighton and Hove Green Party Office on 01273 […]

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Greens select nine LGBT candidates for Brighton and Hove City Council elections

11th February 2011 | Comments Off on Greens select nine LGBT candidates for Brighton and Hove City Council elections

  LGBT Voice will be heard: (l to r) candidates Phelim Mac Cafferty, Mike Jones,  Stephen Watson and Steph Powell. Steph is contesting Queen’s Park ward with Geoffrey Bowden (not pictured). Phelim Mac Cafferty, Chair of National LGBT Greens commented: “I’m delighted that the Green Party has selected nine LGBT candidates to fight for the Green […]

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Union officer debates future of youth careers services

9th February 2011 | Comments Off on Union officer debates future of youth careers services

  Career opportunities under threat: Caroline Lucas and Steph Powell A Unison trade union officer for the Connexions youth careers service and Green Party candidate in the May local elections was part of a team that took part in a debate with MPs in Westminster on the future of youth careers services. Steph Powell, one […]

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