Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Goldsmid by-election update: Green candidate to host public 'Question Time' event

As things hot up ahead of the crucial by-election just a fortnight way, Green Party hopeful Alex Phillips (pictured) has announced she'll be hosting a public 'Question Time' style event at this year's peace Festival on Hove Lawns.

The hour-long debate will see representatives from the University of Sussex, University of Brighton, Brighton Institute of Modern Music and local schools discuss ‘The future of our city.’

Speaking in advance of the event, Alex said:

“Brighton and Hove is a vibrant, dynamic city with a thriving creative and cultural sector. Uniquely located between the downs and the sea, almost 300 000 people are expected to have made the city their home by 2026.

“A recent report predicted the next 20 years will see the city become one of the UK’s ‘Super Cities,’ with our growing ‘knowledge-based’ business sector enabling us to become one of the UK’s top ‘alternative economies.’

“But we’ve got our problems - 1 in 5 children growing up Brighton and Hove are living in poverty, there are huge health inequalities across the city and our carbon emissions are rising.

“Making sure the city is a fairer, greener place for all who live here is core to what I want to achieve as a Green Cllr, and I look forward to hearing what reps from local universities, schools and colleges have got to say about Brighton & Hove’s future”.

All are welcome and the event is free.

UPDATE: Oops, I forgot the most important details, the where and when. Sorry! It's at 3.30pm on Sunday, July 19th on Hove Lawns


  1. Hi Ben, what time and date is the event?

  2. Oops, sorry! It's at 3.30pm on Sunday 19th July, Hove Lawns