When you elect greens...
... Greens take action. Action on the climate crisis. Action on the rising costs of living. Action for a fairer Brighton & Hove.
Since July 2020, Greens have been in minority control of Brighton & Hove City Council. Your 20 Green councillors have been working tirelessly to support the city despite Tory mismanagement in Government.
Alongside this, Caroline Lucas has been fighting for you in Westminster - holding the Government to account.
Cost of living
Greens are working to support people through the rising costs of living. Whether that is protecting essential services like children's centres and libraries from cuts. Or increasing funding for emergency support - including food and essential white goods like fridges or ovens. We also worked with partners to launch a crisis fund that people can donate to if they are more comfortable.
We have continued to challenge the Government's mismanagement of the pandemic and call for better. Billions of pounds were wasted on contracts for the Government's friends - that could have been spent helping the NHS or the most vulnerable. Within our powers, we took action - like advising our primary schools to close, or ensuring strong measures were kept in council services.
You can trust the Green Party to act on the climate crisis. We're investing millions of pounds locally on projects that reduce the rising carbon emissions. That includes investing in sustainable drainage projects, rewilding, biodiversity and warm homes. We are also working on increasing the things you can recycle, such as food waste and more plastics.
The costs of housing in Brighton & Hove are too high. That's why we are building new, affordable council homes across the city. In Coldean, Moulsecoomb, Portslade and more, more and more council homes are finished every year. We are also buying existing homes too, ensuring that we can provide more and more people with a safe home to live.
A fairer city
Our vision is for a city that is fair for everyone. That means taking action against discrimination. We are working on dismantling racism, including in education settings. Greens have also pushed for more rights for trans people and launched our 'Fairer Brighton & Hove framework' to support those who need extra support.
We want everyone to be able to get around safely, however they travel. We are investing in making the city more walking friendly. We are also working alongside bus providers to improve public transport. And of course, we've invested in safe cycling measures too, including installing secure cycle parking hangars.
We've launched two reports into our achievements for the city. For a more indepth look at what Greens have done for Brighton & Hove, you can read them here.
You can also read our previous manifestos below.