A Green candidate has been branded a “hateful individual” after launching a Twitter tirade against Labour following his election defeat.

Alexander Sallons, an active campaigner on workers’ and renters’ rights, stood as a candidate for the Green Party in the Hove ward of Goldsmid.

However, he failed to get elected, falling just over 1,000 votes short of securing a place on Brighton and Hove City Council.

Since his defeat, he has made several posts on Twitter slamming the Labour Party, which secured an overall majority on the council.

In one tweet, he responded to a post made by new Labour council leader Bella Sankey, who had described the Green administration as “an unmitigated disaster”.

Mr Sallons said that her remarks proved that Labour was the “nasty party”.

Another post by Mr Sallons saw him brand the Labour Party as the “bootlicker party” after the party’s leader marked the King’s coronation, suggesting they were being sycophantic towards the monarchy.

He also said that Labour had “spent the campaign lying to residents” and said that the city’s residents had “bought b******t”.

“It’s nice to be free and honest about my opinions again - refreshing,” he said in another post.


Twitter user Lukey Stanger described him as a “hateful individual” following his comments.

They said: “Look at the venom and spite he drips with, and yet the Greens entrusted him with the responsibility of representing thousands of voters.”

Another user said: “If you’re the best the Brighton Greens had to offer, no wonder voters turfed the Greens out.”

Mr Sallons has since marked his account as protected, meaning only his roughly 1,800 followers on Twitter are able to see his posts.

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Meanwhile, four ousted Green councillors, including former deputy leader of the council Hannah Allbrooke, have deleted their Twitter accounts following their defeat.

The Green Party were approached for comment.

Newly-elected councillors for Brighton and Hove City Council for the first time later this month for a full meeting of the council.

After a meeting of Green Party members on Monday, Cllr Steve Davis has been elected to serve as leader of the group of seven Green councillors and will serve as leader of the opposition on the city council.