Labour chose Parliamentary candidates

Besi Besemar June 15, 2013

Brighton, Hove and District Labour Party today selected two of their three candidates for Brighton & Hove at the next general election.

Dr Peter Kyle topped the ballot of Labour Party members and will contest the Hove and Portslade Parliamentary seat, where a 1.9% swing is required to take the seat from the sitting Conservative MP.

Dr Peter Kyle
Dr Peter Kyle

Dr Kyle a former Pride trustee, said:

“Local residents are fed up at the lack of economic development, quality job creation, and wasted money on poorly thought through traffic schemes. I have a track record of delivering for people in greatest need, which I will do during the campaign and in Westminster. I’m raring to go, I have the passion and background to win this seat back and I can’t wait to get going”

“Under Ed Miliband Labour will rebuild Britain – invest in our economy, halt the dismantling of our NHS, and ensure there is adequate support for the most vulnerable members of our society. I am looking forward to campaigning with local people on these, the issues that really matter.”

Nancy Platts
Nancy Platts

Nancy Platts who stood for Labour in Brighton Pavilion at the last election has been selected as Labour’s candidate for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven. Ms Platts topped the ballot and will contest the Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven Parliamentary seat, where a 1.6% swing is required for Labour to retake the seat from the Conservatives.

Nancy said:

“I am delighted to have been selected as the Labour candidate for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven. Two decades of campaign experience; real life experience, gives me a genuine connection to the lives of people across the constituency, and a track record of delivering practical change on issues such as Sure Start, fuel poverty and transport.

“I will fight to expose cruel Coalition cuts, and demonstrate that Labour has an alternative for good jobs, affordable homes and better schools. Every time a policy negatively impacts on the residents of Brighton Kemptown, I will challenge the Conservative MP as to why he voted for it in Westminster – such as the £30 million cuts to the local NHS trust and the Bedroom Tax.”

The final selection for the Brighton Pavilion seat, currently held by Caroline Lucas, MP will be held on July 20.