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Hustings put politicians on the spot

From left, Abigail Dombey, Paul Chandler, Birgit Miller, Hannah Allbrooke and Tim Hodges (Brighton & Hove News©2023)

Bricycles teamed up with Sustrans (England South), Brighton & Hove Friends of the Earth, Cycling UK Brighton and Hove, Living Streets, Brighton Active Travel and a range of local people to organise a public hustings on Transport and Travel ahead of Brighton & Hove City Council local elections in May 2023.

More than 50 people attended in person and another seven followed the live stream on Zoom. It was a very lively event indeed, held at the Brighthelm Centre on the evening of Wednesday 5th April.

Candidates from the political parties that got at least 3% of the popular vote at the last Council elections answered questions on how to improve transport and travel in the city:
Birgit Miller, Labour Party
Hannah Allbrooke, Green Party
Paul Chandler, Liberal Democrats
Tim Hodges, Conservative Party

The meeting was chaired by Abigail Dombey, Energy & Sustainability Engineer.

A full report will be published soon. A video of the two hour event is here. Local democracy reporter Sarah Booker-Lewes tweeted live throughout and also wrote the brief report in Brighton & Hove News.

Watch the video here.

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