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Brighton and Hove Liberal Democrats

Brighton & Hove Liberal Democrats launch their manifesto for the local elections on 4th May 2023

To access the manifesto click here

Green Council backtracks on the closure of public toilets.

As the Green Councillors backtrack on their decision to close public toilets across the city they try to pin the blame on Tory Councillors despite the fact that it was Green Councillors who made the original decision to close them. Brighton & Hove Liberal Democrats say this is just one more example of how the Green Council are failing in their duty to provide essential services to the people of, and visitors to, the city, and how they are unable to accept responsibility for their own decisions.

i360 Loan comes back to haunt Green and Tory Councillors.

The i360 was unable to make it's £900,000 loan repayment in December. The external auditor, Grant Thornton, called for an urgent review of the position as they said the loan could pose a considerable risk to the council's finances over the medium to long term. Brighton & Hove Liberal Democrats say the only way to protect the council finances is to make considerable change to the way the i360 is managed and to revisit the investment to place it on a more secure footing.

Liberal Democrats Private Member's Bill to protect workers passes it's Report stage and 3rd Reading.

The Bill, known as the Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Bill, promoted by Liberal Democrat MP, Wera Hobhouse, has passed its Report stage and 3rd Reading in the House of Commons and now passes to the House of Lords for consideration. The bill is designed to protect workers against sexual harrasment in the workplace and seeks to make employers responsible for ensuring that it does not happen.


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Monthly Coffee Morning

Come and meet us. We get together each month for a coffee morning; Just choose which constituency you would like to get to know and turn up and treat yourself to a coffee or tea and a chat. For details for each constituency, Hove, Kemptown, or Pavilion go to our Calendar of Events page under Local Lib Dems and click on the coffee event you you would like to attend.

UK faces longest period of wage stagnation for two centuries.

As the implications of the latest austerity budget sink in, the FT calculates that based on long run estimates the UK is set to experience the longest run of wage stagnation in two centuries. Twelve years of Tory misrule are taking us back to conditions that existed in the 1820s. Is this what Brexit and Tory visions of Sovereignty are all about? The highest tax levels since the second world war, poverty not experienced since the 1950s and failing public services are not what people voted for. We need a General Election now. We need a new system of electing who governs us. We need rid of the failed Tories.

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Ed Davey speaks to the Liberal Democrates

Ed delivered his Autumn speech online to members on 6 November 2022. In his speech he spoke about the damage being done to the economy and peoples' finances by the Conservative Party.

Click below to watch his speech

Corruption in Government

By some measures the Tories have become so corrupt that we thought it was time to start logging just how and in what forms that corruption takes place. We label practices corrupt if they benefit the Tory Government or their supporters at the expense of others or the country as a whole. There are countless examples in the last few years from the attempt to mislead the Queen by giving wrong advice about parliament, to awarding contracts for PPE to companies and individuals without any scrutiny of their ability to deliver. The list seems endless but as we now have a Prime Minister who, promised to lead a government of "integrity, professionalism and accountability", we thought we would see just how honest they really are.

  • Document: Mar 11, 2023
    2.33 MiB drawing or desktop publishing document

    The policies that Brighton & Hove Liberal Democrats are presenting to the electorate of the city that they believe will bring more effective management of services that the public rely on.

  • Lib Dem spokesperson for Brighton Kemptown, Ben Thomas ()
    Event: Apr 1, 2023 10:00 AM

    Come along to the Laughing Dog, 31 The Octagon, Mariner's Quay, Brighton Marina, Brighton, BN2 5WA hosted by Stewart Stone and Simon Jardine and enjoy a coffee & chat on this beautiful bit of coastline.

    Stewart and Simon will be there from 10am on the first Saturday of every month and are always happy to see new faces! Email trevor.freeman@liberalbrighton.org if you would like more information.

  • Event: Apr 5, 2023 10:00 AM

    This monthly meet-up is a great opportunity to meet other Liberal Democrat members and candidates in the Hove area.

    Pop along to the Big Beach Café from 10am on the first Wednesday of the month for coffee and chat, hosted by Martin Kersh (mk@mkersh.com) and Jo Baldwin Trott (jobaldwintrott@gmail.com). New faces are always welcome!

  • Event: Apr 14, 2023 11:00 AM

    This monthly meet-up is a great opportunity to meet other Liberal Democrat members and candidates in the Brighton Pavilion area.


    Pop along to the FCB Coffee, Passenger Lounge Cafe, Brighton Station, BN1 3PD from 11.00am on the second Friday of the month for coffee and chat, hosted by Frances Lindsay-Hills (fmlindsayhills@gmail.com). New faces are always welcome!

  • Article: Jan 31, 2023

    The UK has been given its worst ever score in the corruption index produced by Transparency International. It scored 73 out of 100 placing it 18th in the list, its lowest score since records began in 1995. According to an article in the Daily Mail this can be attributed to the number of scandals from public spending to lobbying. These together with revelations of ministerial misconduct have highlighted woeful inadequacies in the country's political integrity systems.

  • Article: Jan 29, 2023

    Reports in the Observer talk about a dire situation in a Home Office run Brighton & Hove Hotel for child asylum seekers. An attempted abduction of three of the children was foiled by police who had been alerted by a member of the public who warned them something suspicious was going on. The article also mentions that up to 76 children have gone missing from the hotel and that dozens have been kidnapped by gangs. The article goes on to claim that there have been allegations of threatened violence and intimidation against the children over misbehaviour. A Brighton & Hove Liberal Democrat spokesperson said questions need to be asked about what the local authorities know about the hotel and what their powers are to regulate the goings on there. This is a stain on the reputation of the city and needs to be investigated by the relevant local powers.