Election Special

Peter Lambell: Liberal Democratic Parliamentary Candidate for Hove and Portslade

April 25, 2015

Peter Lambell is 47 years old and has been an active member of his local community for many years, serving four years as a Surrey County Councillor, winning his seat from the Conservatives in 2009.

Peter Lambell
Peter Lambell: Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Hove and Portslade

AS Vice Chair of Governors at a school for children with severe learning difficulties, Peter has a particular interest in education. He was a member of the Council’s Education Select Committee and was opposition spokesperson for Education.

As a councillor, he worked to protect bus services from cuts, and to ensure respite care for parents with disabled children. He is a graduate of Oxford Brookes University and the College of Law and now works as a Business Analyst with his own consultancy company.

In his spare time he enjoys growing vegetables on his allotment with his wife, Judith, a Chartered Civil Engineer.

Peter’s position on the Stonewall Equality Manifesto: To download manifesto, click here:

Statutory PSHE and Sex and Relationships Education for primary and secondary schools in England: I fully support the Stonewall manifesto and applaud the excellent work that Stonewall are doing to highlight these issues. I am pleased that Stonewall have now included trans issues in their lobbying campaigns and have already expressed support for the manifesto for trans communities.

I am very supportive of making PSHE covering all types of relationships compulsory for all schools, but I would possibly go further than the Stonewall manifesto to ensure that there were no exclusions for non-maintained schools who do not need to follow the National Curriculum.

Combatting homophobic, biphobic and transphobic hate crime: I believe that better training and education would in itself go a long way to reducing hate crime but would agree that more needs to be done to recognise the aggravating factors in these cases and would support Stonewall proposals for a change in the law.

International Aid: Stonewall have highlighted a problem which I am sure many people are not aware of and I would certainly be prepared to look at any aid initiatives that would help to ensure that the rights of LGBT people worldwide are respected.”

Peter’s position on the future Commissioning of Health Services and how that affects the Sussex Beacon: 

“Due to the high cluster of people living with HIV in the area, Brighton needs to be viewed as a special case for higher than average health HIV funding. Agencies such as the Sussex Beacon have a strong record of delivery but alongside this more community-based support should be developed. The exceptional local HIV voluntary sector has a major role to play in this, such as groups like Lunch Positive. These groups need secure long term funding to be able to deliver this and provide community alternatives rather than expensive NHS based care.”

For a full list of candidates standing in Hove and Portslade, click here: