Daniel Harris For East Brighton 2018
Its recently been announced by Lloyd Russell-Moyle that he is standing down as councillor for the East Brighton Ward, to focus on his new position as MP for Kemptown and Peacehaven.
I was born and raised in Kemptown, I started my life in Moulsecoomb before moving to Whitehawk in East Brighton in the late 80’s. I went to Stanley Deason High School and lived in a council house in the area.
Young people and locals are rarely represented in the council and I want to change that and need your support.
Pledge your support for me as a candidate here
I’ve recently put myself forward as a potential candidate to be the next socialist Labour Party councillor in East Brighton, I am looking for support from members and locals in East Brighton and ask that you support a working class local who was raised and educated in Whitehawk, East Brighton.
I am passionate about those in our society who have the potential to be something more, yet are often overlooked and neglected. If we truly are going to move forward as a society, we first need to address the inequality issue facing many today in East Brighton.
Jobs don’t pay, rents are too high. Hospital waiting lists are getting longer and Dr’s surgeries and NHS Dentists are becoming harder and harder to access. We still have no secondary school in East Brighton and an unfair disadvantage for locals in the housing market, these issues all need to be resolved.
In East Brighton we have a number on Emergency Accommodation Hostels, housing vulnerable people who are living in substandard conditions, I want to clean up the housing sector in the city and plan to start in East Brighton. Locals need to know that when they are ready to move forward that there is support to achieve their goals.
With recent threats to local youth services in East Brighton, I will ensure the youth have a voice and that over 55’s have places to socialise and live which are suitable for their needs.
The average age of a councillor in the city is over 50 years old, we need more younger representation. Here are a few commitments for you to see what kind of a councillor you will get with me and the Labour Party.
1. I will ensure national Labour Party policy is put at the heart of new council policy.
2. The voices and rights of vulnerable and minority groups will be heard, I commit to working with community groups and locals to improve public engagement in the democratic process.
3. I will be transparant with East Brighton residents and Labour Party members, its important that people feel they can access councillors for help and advice.
4. I commit to working with all councillors when in the interests of the public and party.
5. I will always be open and honest.
Its time for change and for working class people to a have a voice. A new younger generation of socialist councillors in the city and East Brighton in desperately needed, locals should feel they are represented in council. You will get that and more with me. A councillors job is not for life, we should have committed councillors who attend meetings and engage with the membership and community.
We need councillors with compassion and empathy, those who challenge the notion that this is how things have always been done, and instead look at what is right for today, 2017!
We live in a very unequal society, Brighton and Hove residents face huge challenges ahead with the introduction of Universal Credit, Rising Homelessness and High Living Costs, Food bank usage in Whitehawk has gone up 60%.
Only a Jeremy Corbyn supporting candidate with real lived experience can help the city and locals in East Brighton realise our full potential.
Thank you for your support,