General News

Labour announce line-up of candidates for May elections

Besi Besemar March 13, 2015

A week after publishing its manifesto, ‘A Council That Works For You’, Labour has chosen its team of candidates to contest the local elections in Brighton and Hove on May 7. HALF of the candidates selected are women; a quarter are experienced councillors, and three-quarters are new to politics.
10% of the candidates are drawn from the city’s LGBT communities and there is also representation from the BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) community. Several candidates are in their twenties.

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Labour candidates demand action on HMOs

Besi Besemar November 30, 2014

Labour council candidates in wards near the Lewes Road are urging the council to do more to enforce regulations concerning Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMOs). Nationally, all HMOs have to be registered and licensed. In addition, in some wards, conversion to a new HMO requires planning permission. But some landlords and agencies are managing to bypass the regulations.

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