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Brighton & Hove Green councillors show support for Balcombe community’s anti-fracking protest

7th August 2013 | Comments Off on Brighton & Hove Green councillors show support for Balcombe community’s anti-fracking protest

  The growing protest against exploratory drilling at Balcombe Green councillors travelled to Balcombe yesterday (Monday 5th August) to show support for residents in their stand against fracking. Protests have been ongoing since fracking company Cuadrilla began exploratory drilling just outside the West Sussex village. In October 2012 Brighton & Hove Green councillors presented a successful motion […]

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‘Gay icons’ – campaigning on the issues is what really counts

3rd August 2013 | Comments Off on ‘Gay icons’ – campaigning on the issues is what really counts

  Pic: LGBT freedom flag Greens are backing Brighton and Hove Pride 2013 theme this year under the slogan ‘gay icons’ with leading elected representatives and activists supporting the Pride Parade and festival organisers and the thousands of lesbian, gay, bi and trans residents and visitors. Out gay Green Councillor Phelim Mac Cafferty, said, “This […]

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Commons Speaker award for Brighton MP Caroline Lucas for work with deprived communities

16th July 2013 | Comments Off on Commons Speaker award for Brighton MP Caroline Lucas for work with deprived communities

  Pic: Caroline Lucas with Commons Speaker John Bercow and Martyn Lewis  Caroline Lucas, Brighton’s Green MP, has picked up a prestigious award in Parliament in recognition of her work to represent deprived and minority communities in the city and across the country. The awards, organised by the Patchwork Foundation in association with Mosaic Associates, Three […]

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Well-known former Labour councillor backs Green candidate in Hanover & Elm Grove by-election

3rd July 2013 | Comments Off on Well-known former Labour councillor backs Green candidate in Hanover & Elm Grove by-election

  Pic: Former Labour councillor for Hanover & Elm Grove Joyce Edmond-Smith backs David Gibson, the Green Party candidate in the Hanover & Elm Grove by-election Joyce Edmond-Smith, a well-known former Labour councillor, who represented the Hanover neighbourhood for many years, has announced she will be voting for David Gibson, the Green Party candidate in the […]

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Statements regarding forthcoming Cityclean strike in Brighton & Hove

11th June 2013 | Comments Off on Statements regarding forthcoming Cityclean strike in Brighton & Hove

  Senior members of Brighton & Hove Green Party have issued statements in response to the GMB’s stated intention for their members in cityclean to go on strike for a week starting this Friday 14th June. Leader of the council and convenor of the Green administration,Jason Kitcat, said: “I am disappointed by the GMB decision to begin industrial […]

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David Gibson stands as the Green candidate for the Hanover & Elm Grove by-election

26th May 2013 | Comments Off on David Gibson stands as the Green candidate for the Hanover & Elm Grove by-election

  Pic: A street in Hanover neighbourhood, Brighton Brighton and Hove Green Party has selected David Gibson to contest the Hanover & Elm Grove by-election following the resignation of Matt Follett. David works in housing and community regeneration. David said, “I’ve been a community campaigner all my life, both locally and nationally, where I set up […]

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Caroline Lucas opens door to new Green Party leaders

13th May 2013 | Comments Off on Caroline Lucas opens door to new Green Party leaders

  In September 2012, Caroline Lucas MP will reach the end of her second term as national Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales, and has announced today that she will not be seeking re-election for another two-year term, in order to broaden opportunities for the range of talent in the Party and […]

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Green Party opposes council staff pay cuts

10th May 2013 | Comments Off on Green Party opposes council staff pay cuts

  A meeting of Brighton and Hove Green Party earlier this week overwhelmingly agreed that it could not support any Brighton & Hove City Council pay offer now being made that would leave staff worse off. The council’s pay offer, which it suggests will affect about 10% of staff, varies from employee to employee, so […]

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Pioneering Green 'no eviction' proposals become council policy

10th May 2013 | Comments Off on Pioneering Green 'no eviction' proposals become council policy

  Pic: King’s House, Hove, council headquarters Green councillors on Brighton & Hove City Council have fulfilled their party’s pledge to introduce a policy saying that no city council tenant should be evicted from a council-owned home just because they cannot afford to pay their bedroom tax. Brighton & Hove was the first city in […]

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A fairer city for our trans community

2nd May 2013 | Comments Off on A fairer city for our trans community

  Delivering fairness and support to the trans community in Brighton and Hove Pic: Transgender Pride flag Pioneering measures to help make Brighton & Hove a better place for trans people to live, work and socialise in the city were agreed today (Thursday 2nd May). The project, run by the council’s apolitical ‘scrutiny’ department, aimed to highlight the […]

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