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News - 6 May 2011

Brighton & Hove Council election results

The Green party has gained the greatest number of seats, but not a working majority, in the Brighton and Hove City Council elections which were held yesterday.

The party has 23 seats, the Conservatives18 and Labour 13 giving the Green party the opportunity to form a minority administration or enter into a coalition with Labour if they are willing.

Never before in the United Kingdom have the Greens become the largest group on a Council. Another first in keeping with the election of the UK's first Green MP - Caroline Lucas. 

While the Labour leader Gill Mitchell said she would not rule out the possibility of a coalition, the Green party has yet to make a decision about a formal [or informal] coalition with Labour.

Perhaps with shades of the popular Terminator series of movies, Conservative Party leader Mary Mears commented: "We will be back."

ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP COMMENT

In its ten year history the Economic Partnership has worked with administrations of every stripe. The colour of the rosette is irrelevant. Its message will continue to be the same now that the Green Party will form a new administration.

The local economy is about jobs and homes. And it is about jobs and homes not just for this generation, upon which politicans rely for votes, but also for future generations not yet born.


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