Greens pull out of general election contest in Brighton Kemptown

From Brighton & Hove News: The Green Party is standing aside in Brighton Kemptown at the general election on Thursday 8 June.

The decision was taken at an extraordinary general meeting of the Brighton & Hove Green Party at Community Base, in Queen’s Road, Brighton, last night (Wednesday 26 April).

The Green candidate was due to be Davy Jones, who also contested the seat in May 2015. He polled 3,187 votes, 857 votes more than in 2010, finishing fourth.

Conservative MP Simon Kirby held the seat with a majority of 690 votes over Labour candidate Nancy Platts.

Some people felt that the Green campaign had split the left-of-centre vote.

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