New Labour council leader Bella Sankey met party leader Keir Starmer in London to discuss plans to address the cost-of-living crisis for people in our city.

The pair share their vision to "build a better Brighton and Hove".

At the ballot box last week we saw a hunger for change. 

This was heard loud and clear across Brighton and Hove. 

The Labour Party has changed and our priorities are your priorities. We ran a campaign locally and nationally that tackled the issues that mattered to Brighton and Hove head on: cleaning up our streets, dealing with the housing crisis and running our basic services properly.

Right across the country, the number one issue for voters was the cost of living. 

People are facing soaring monthly bills, stagnant wages and after 13 years of Conservative rule are rightly asking: am I any better off? 

For too many that answer is no. 

But Thursday showed there is another way. We have the opportunity to build a better Brighton and Hove. 

Your Labour council will get straight to work to tackle the cost-of-living crisis and deliver on the faith people have put in them. 

They will create an emergency cost-of-living action plan and review local housing provision. 

They’ll act now to ease the pressure on people’s pockets and support your aspirations.


Bella and Labour’s new leadership in the city will review their inheritance from the Greens and pull every lever possible to relieve the intolerable burden that this government has placed on working people. 

We know we do not have a day to waste in delivering on the Labour commitment to ease the squeeze on people’s pockets.

And we know that our duty is to see our streets cleaned, our environment protected and our communities protected.

That work starts now, because we get it. 

Only Labour will deliver for communities in Brighton and Hove. 

Only Labour will build a better Britain.