LABOUR councillors have elected a former Corbyn aide as their new group leader.

The Labour group of councillors on Brighton and Hove City Council met yesterday and elected East Brighton councillor Nancy Platts as their new Group Leader.

Cllr Nancy Platts said: “I feel honoured to lead the Labour Group and have the opportunity to serve the people of Brighton and Hove.

"I want to thank Cllr Daniel Yates for his leadership through the local elections and am delighted that he will continue to be part of our top team. 

"I am excited about delivering our manifesto and working constructively with other parties for the benefit of our City.”

Cllr Nick Childs was elected Deputy Leader; Cllr Daniel Yates was elected Deputy Leader (Finance) and Cllr Clare Moonan was elected Chief Whip.

At the Council AGM on 22nd May 2019, Councillor Platts is expected to become Leader of the Council and Cllr Childs, the Deputy Leader of the Council.