ALEXANDRA Phillips has been selected as the Greens’ candidate to be MP for Brighton Kemptown at the next general election.

Already a councillor, an MEP, and Brighton’s mayor, Phillips would be vying against Labour’s Lloyd Russell-Moyle for the Parliamentary seat.

Her decision to stand departs from a 2017 pact whereby the Greens agreed not to field a candidate in the constituency.

She said: “Brighton Kemptown is quite a mixed constituency and the demographics vary enormously from the deprivation that exists in neglected parts of our city like Whitehawk to the grandeur of Roedean.

“As an experienced local councillor I am well positioned to fight for campaigns that matter to everyone in the constituency, from the NHS services including the hospital, as well as opposing austerity to the human rights and environmental legislation which we will lose should we leave the European Union.