Simon Kirby was elected as MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven in May 2010. He looks back over the last five years and what he has been able to achieve for local LGBT residents. “It is an honour to be the MP for this incredibly special place. I always do my best to stand up for our area and be a strong voice for residents and I have taken up a range of campaigns. To be as accessible as possible to all constituents I have held regular constituency advice surgeries at both the Dorset Gardens Methodist Church and the Kemptown Crypt as well as at 10 other locations across the constituency.