TODAY in Timeout we look back on the lives of two prominent politicians.

Two-time Mayor of Brighton and Hove Brian Fitch served the residents of the city for 40 years before his retirement in 2015.

His political career was an illustrious one and saw Brighton and Hove transform into one of the most vibrant cities in the country.

Mr Fitch was first elected on to Brighton Borough Council in 1973 representing Elm Grove. He represented Hanover and Hollingbury before being elected to serve Hangleton and Knoll in 2003.

He was elected mayor of the city twice – first in 1989 and then again in 2014.

He followed a history of politicians in his family; his father Stan had been a well-known Labour councillor who served for nearly 30 years, while brothers Reg and Ron both were involved in left wing groups.

A keen swimmer, sport and physical activity have always been close to his heart, and he took part in Brighton v Liverpool taxi drivers football match in 1989.

Among his personal highlights of his political career were improving sports facilities in the city, such as building Moulsecoomb Leisure Centre, and investment to the seafront.

He also launched the Kids Coach charity in 1990.

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Today we’re also featuring Sir Derek Spencer QC, former MP for Brighton Pavilion and Solicitor General for England and Wales.

Conservative Mr Spencer won his seat in the April 9, 1992, election by a majority of 3,675 – far outdoing his previous majority of just seven votes when he became MP of Leicester South nine years previously.

He joined the Queen’s Counsel just a week later, representing the government in several significant cases including Wingrove v UK (1997) about the application of blasphemy law under the Human Rights Act 1998.

But his success was short lived as Brighton Pavilion soon became a swing constituency targeted by the “pink vote” and Mr Spencer lost out to Labour’s David Lepper in 1997.

Do you remember any of his speeches?