The Green Party has announced its candidates to fight for two Brighton and Hove constituencies in the next general election.
Brighton and Hove councillor Christopher Hawtree is to contest Hove against Tory MP Mike Weatherley and Davy Jones, a nationally recognised expert on citizen participation, will be looking to unseat Conservative Simon Kirby in Brighton Kemptown.
Coun Hawtree said: “I am hugely honoured that the Greens have entrusted me with our banner in Hove, a bellwether constituency for national election trends.”
Mr Jones said: “I’m thrilled to stand for Parliament in Brighton Kemptown, having grown up in Saltdean as a teenager, attending the local youth club, playing pitch and putt and, as a student, teaching English to Italian students in Saltdean Lido.”
Caroline Lucas, the UK’s first Green MP, has already been reselected to stand in Brighton Pavilion.
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