In The South

Greens announce candidate for coming East Brighton by-election

Besi Besemar December 17, 2017

Brighton & Hove Green Party select Ed Baker as its candidate for the upcoming East Brighton by-election, likely to be held in spring 2018.

The by-election has been caused as a result of Lloyd Russell-Moyle the Labour MP for Brighton Kemptown & Peacehaven standing down as the ward councillor following his election to Parliament in the 2017 general election.

Ed lives in the ward and works in digital marketing. He is a musician, and active in the community on behalf of local organisations.

He says: “I’ve always been passionate about making a difference, whether that’s through volunteering for the Kemp Town Carnival, or running the Brighton Marathon for Allsorts Youth Project, who support our LGBTU young people. 

“Now, as I see food banks appearing across Brighton & Hove, and the number of rough sleepers doubling in a year, I feel it’s time to step up for my local community.  Only the Green Party is really taking the fight to the other political parties on the council which are both wedded to cuts and austerity. Not enough is being done by the Labour-run council to make our beautiful city more hopeful, ambitious, and truly equal.

“As a local resident myself, if elected as a Councillor, I will work tirelessly for local people and put them first.”

Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP was elected councillor for East Brighton Ward at a by-election on Thursday, August 4, 2016 with 58% of the vote (1,488). The Conservatives came second with 20% (514) and the Greens third with 11% (286).