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Green and Labour spats in battle for East Brighton votes
10:40am Friday 19th October 2012 in News
As the people of East Brighton went to the polls political campaigners waged a war of words across the internet.
Throughout yesterday (October 18) city councillors traded blows on Twitter.
Green Party councillors and activists slammed Labour peer Lord Bassam of Brighton after he tweeted the address of the Green candidate – despite it already being available on the council’s website.
Meanwhile there were further spats surrounding claims made in Labour leaflets about the Green Party’s plans for St Mark’s Primary School.
A by-election was called following the resignation of Labour councillor Craig Turton, who left the council in September due to health problems.
Polls closed at 10pm and the result was announced just before midnight with Chaun Wilson winning the vote for Labour.
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