IN today’s Timeout, we look back on politicians of the past and their visits to Brighton and Hove.

Brighton has always had an interesting political history. Many now may be surprised to learn that Brighton Pavilion was a safe Conservative seat until the Nineties when the popularity of Labour’s David Lepper raised the party’s profile.

He ultimately won the seat in 1997, holding on to it before his retirement in 2010.

Mr Lepper appears in one of our pictures, left, outside the Royal Pavilion with long-time Blackburn MP Jack Straw.

Another of our images features former Labour leader Neil Kinnock outside the Pavilion in 1990.

Baron Kinnock, who served as an MP from 1970 to 1995, is also in two more of our pictures today.

One shows him with trade unionist Sir Gavin Laird at the Lansdowne Hotel in Eastbourne.

Sir Gavin was general secretary of the Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union.

Do you know why they were in Eastbourne?

Baron Kinnock is also pictured leaving the Ramada Hotel in Brighton with his wife Glenys some time in the 1980s.

The couple are one of the few to both have been awarded life peerages in their own right.

Baroness Kinnock is also pictured above with trade union leader Clive Jenkins and Brenda Dean, a trade unionist and Labour party politician.

Most recently, Baroness Dean became a director for Labour Tomorrow, funding groups that oppose Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader.

Finally, we have a picture of Arthur Scargill, president of the National Union of Mineworkers from 1982 to 2002, in Brighton.

Do you remember his visit?