Monday, 27 March 2017

IH columnist to head council after Green win

Inside Housing columnist Bill Randall is to lead Brighton and Hove council following the elections last week.

The Green Party councillor is expected to be confirmed as council leader on Thursday, after his party won the highest number of seats.

The Greens won 23 seats on the city council, ahead of the Conservatives on 18, and Labour on 13.

Although five seats short of a majority, the Greens will take on the council with a minority leadership rather than opting for a coalition. Brighton and Hove will be the first council to be led by the party.

Last year, Caroline Lucas became the first Green MP after winning her seat in Brighton and Hove in the general election.

Ms Lucas said: ‘This is a fantastic result. I am delighted that the voters of Brighton and Hove have once again made history, by voting in the Greens as the largest party on the council. The fact that we held all our seats and gained 10 – with a total of 23 – shows more than ever the scale of Green support in the city.

‘We have offered people a positive and progressive alternative to the older political parties, and they have welcomed it.’

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