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Sussex ME Society on managing the aftermath of the virus

May 25, 2020

The Sussex ME Society, that works for those affected by chronic fatigue syndrome known as ME, has made available the latest information on how to manage the aftermath of the Coronavirus.

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Business News

Gscene LGBTQ Election hustings: the candidates respond.

Gscene Editorial Team November 19, 2019

Ahead of the UK General Election we are hosting an LGBTQ Election hustings on November 27th. The G-Scene News Team has written to all candidates, in all three Brighton & Hove constituencies, asking them all the same question.

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In The South

Gay paraplegic remains ‘trapped’ in second floor flat despite Council assurances to move him 6 months ago

Besi Besemar April 5, 2017

Gay man with no use or feeling in legs remains ‘trapped’ in unsuitable temporary accommodation in Hove despite promises from Brighton & Hove City Council on October 12 to find somewhere more suitable for him with wheel chair access.

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LGBTQ+ News

Hove and Portslade elects city’s first openly gay MP

Besi Besemar May 8, 2015

Following a night of shocks up and down the country, the Conservative Party look set to form a majority goverment as the pre-election opinion polls got the outcome of the election all wrong. Many senior politicians and household names lost their seats including former Lib Dem Leader Charles Kennedy, Leader of Labour in Scotland Jim Murphy, Lib Dem Business Secretary, Vince Cable, George Galloway from Respect, Conservative Minister, Ester McVey, Lib Dem Chief Secretary to the Secretary Danny Alexander and maybe the biggest scalp of the night, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls.

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General News

Huge support for rent reductions

Alice Blezard May 4, 2015

Nearly 3,000 people in Brighton & Hove have signed a petition calling for fair rents and more security for tenants in private rented homes. The petition organised by the local Living Rent Campaign also calls for: · an end the Governments Right to Buy scheme which has led to the sale of more than 1.7 million affordable homes · an increase in the amount councils can borrow to build more social housing · and a landlords registration scheme to ensure all private rented homes are decent, safe and secure.

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Election Special

What has your Pavilion MP been doing for you for the last 5 years?

May 1, 2015

Caroline Lucas was elected MP for Brighton Pavilion in May 2010. She looks back over the last five years at what she has been able to achieve for her LGBT residents. As the first Green MP to be elected to Parliament, I have actively campaigned for same sex marriage legislation tabling amendments when the Bill came to Parliament to give same sex couples the same pension rights as opposite sex couples and to right the wrong inflicted on trans people who were forced to annul their marriages in order to acquire a Gender Recognition Certificate, under the terms of the Gender Recognition Act 2004.

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News

Caroline Lucas endorsed by four former Friends of the Earth Directors

Besi Besemar April 20, 2015

LUCAS, is standing for re-election and in a statement the four, former directors of Friends of the Earth, Jonathon Porritt, Tom Burke, Charles Secrett and Tony Juniper call for her to be returned to Parliament on May 7. The four environmentalists between them have around 150 years professional experience in making the case for a more sustainable and just society, not only through their work at Friends of the Earth but in a wide range of other roles.

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LGBTQ+ News

LGBT Hustings – All candidates present support proposal for NHS Gender Clinic in Brighton

April 18, 2015

About 65 people attended the first of two LGBT election hustings, organised by The LGBT Community Safety Forum, at The Queens Hotel on Monday April 13. This first one was for Parliamentary Candidates from the three Brighton and Hove Constituencies. The second LGBT election hustings, for candidates who are ward councillors, will be held at the same venue at 7pm to 9pm on Tuesday, April 21.

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General News

Brighton MP named as overall MP of the Year 2014 by Patchwork Foundation

Besi Besemar November 6, 2014

Caroline Lucas MP for Brighton Pavilion was named the Patchwork Foundation MP of the Year by Mr Speaker, Rt Hon John Bercow last night, November 5. The award recognises those MPs who have represented and work well with underrepresented, deprived and minority communities across the country.

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