Is Brighton about to become internationally famous? Major European summit April 2012

Is Brighton about to become internationally famous? European summit April 2012

Next month, Brighton will be hosting a conference of The Council of Europe to decide whether to accept changes to the European Convention on Human Rights to give national courts more powers. Major European summits, such as the one coming to Brighton on 18 – 20 April 2012, have helped cement otherwise relatively unknown resorts [...]

Caroline Lucas MP: “This Budget is a regressive document from a regressive Government”

The leader of the Green Party and MP for Brighton Pavillion, Caroline Lucas, commenting on the 2012 Budget stressed that it will do nothing to deliver a greener or more prosperous economy – and shows the Coalition completely failing the fairness test. According to Mrs. Lucas: “This true blue Budget is the nail in the [...]

Caroline Lucas attends BHT fundraising appeal launch

Brighton and Hove Housing Trust

Caroline Lucas MP has attended the launch of a new fundraising appeal which hopes to raise £15,000 for Threshold, Brighton Housing Trust’s (BHT) Women’s Counselling and Crèche Service. Ms Lucas, the Member of Parliament for Brighton Pavilion, was shown around Threshold’s facilities, which include the art therapy room and crèche. She then heard from a [...]

Simon Kirby MP welcomes new cancer care building at Royal Sussex County Hospital

Royal Sussex County Hospital

Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven, has welcomed the building of a new cancer care facility at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. Mr. Kirby said: “This is a welcome investment in the Royal Sussex, and promising news for future patients.” He also stressed: “Cancer care is a crucial part of the [...]

Caroline Lucas MP calls NHS reforms to be dropped

Caroline Lucas, the leader of the Green Party and MP for Brighton Pavilion, has responded to reports that the Department of Health is set to defy a legal ruling by the Information Commissioner to release the NHS risk register. Caroline Lucas said: “It simply beggars belief that, despite two rulings demanding the release of the [...]

Carole Hanson: “It has been a difficult and challenging year for everyone in the public sector”

The Annual General Meeting of UNISON’s branch at the University of Brighton took place on Wednesday 7 March 2012 in the University’s Moulsecoomb campus. The agenda of this year’s AGM included the elections of branch officers, stewards and Health and Safety representatives, annual reports, including ratification of financial return, a speech given by Mrs. Diana [...]

Caroline Lucas criticises “reckless cuts” on International Women’s Day

Caroline Lucas criticises “reckless cuts” on International Women’s Day

Caroline Lucas, leader of the Green Party and Brighton Pavilion MP, has said that the Government must acknowledge the disproportionate impact that its cuts are having on women. Today, on International Women’s Day (8 March 2012), Caroline backed a campaign by the Public and Commercial Union (PCS) to highlight the impact of the cuts on [...]

Caroline Lucas joins High Pay Centre advisory board

Caroline Lucas joins High Pay Centre advisory board

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas has accepted an invitation to sit on the advisory board of the High Pay Centre (HPC). The new High Pay Centre is a follow-on project from the High Pay Commission, which helped draw public attention to the salary packages of top company executives. The High Pay Centre will continue to [...]

Simon Kirby MP backs new immigration rules

Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven, has backed new Home Office rules which mean unskilled immigrants will no longer have an automatic right to settle in the United Kingdom. Until now someone who had lived in the United Kingdom for five years was virtually guaranteed to be allowed to settle here [...]

Brighton MP Simon Kirby welcomes second year of National Citizen Service

Simon Kirby the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven welcomed the launch of the second year of National Citizen Service. The National Citizen Service is a scheme for 16-year-olds, which brings together 16-year-olds from different backgrounds in the summer after they have taken their GCSEs to work together and give something back to their [...]

New University of Sussex research centre examines how to stop corruption

Questions such as what is corruption, what causes it, and what can be done about it are some key questions being asked by the team of a new research centre at the University of Sussex. The Sussex Centre for the Study of Corruption (SCSC) will focus on the processes behind major scandals of the past, [...]

Joseph Healy: “The radical speeches of Caroline Lucas are not enough”

Mr. Joseph Healy has resigned from the Green Party. He had stood as the Green Party’s parliamentary candidate for Vauxhall at the last general election. He was also male co-convenor of Green Left, the ecosocialist, anti-capitalist platform within the Green Party, for two years and was the secretary for the last year. He was elected [...]

Calls to ‘let Brighton bid’ for ultra-fast broadband turned down

Caroline Lucas’ calls to ‘let Brighton bid’ for ultra-fast broadband turned down

Calls to ‘let Brighton bid’ for funding for ultra-fast broadband have been turned down but Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas has vowed to continue pushing for support for the city’s digital sector. Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has written to the Pavilion MP in response to the popular ‘let Brighton bid’ campaign to become a super-connected [...]

Caroline Lucas says let Brighton bid for ultra-fast broadband

Caroline Lucas says let Brighton bid for ultra-fast broadband

Brighton must be allowed to bid for ultra-fast broadband under a new £100m scheme from the Government to create a network of ‘super-connected’ cities, says Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas. Brighton and Hove is currently not eligible to bid to be included in the ultra-fast broadband project as it not a large enough city. The [...]

New child poverty figures published for Brighton and Hove

Light shed on child poverty in Brighton and Hove

20% of children in Brighton and Hove are in families on out of work benefits, according to a new report published yesterday (Tuesday 10 January 2012) by Campaign to End Child Poverty. The figures published by the Campaign provide a child poverty map of the whole of the UK, which campaigners say “paints a stark [...]