Following the general election on June 8th, these are the University’s local MPs in Lewes, Hove, Brighton Pavilion and Brighton Kemptown:
Caroline Lucas will continue as the MP for Brighton Pavilion for a third term as the sole representative for the Green Party in the House of Commons. She increased her majority by 10%, ahead of Labour’s Solomon Curtis by almost 15,000 votes. Ms Lucas, who is also co-leader of the Green Party, said: “I am proud that we stood against the extreme Brexit for which Theresa May had no mandate before for and she certainly has no mandate now.” You can follow Caroline on Twitter, view her voting record and contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Labour’s Lloyd Russell-Moyle won Brighton Kemptown from the Conservatives by almost 10,000 votes. In his speech, Mr Russell-Moyle said: “This is a victory for a party that has put clear socialist values and policies forward. It will be a great honour to represent the constituency I was born in.” You can find Lloyd on Twitter.
In Lewes, Maria Caulfield of the Conservatives held her seat in Lewes after gaining it from the Liberal Democrats in 2015, increasing her majority by almost 4,000 votes. You can view Maria’s voting record, find her on Twitter and contact her at email@example.com.
Peter Kyle, Labour’s MP for Hove, also held his once-marginal seat, increasing his majority by more than 17,000. Mr Kyle was extremely surprised to have won by such a large margin and said “if I had got in with a majority of one, I would have been really really happy.” You can find him on Twitter, view his voting record and contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nationally, the Conservatives are the largest party with 318 seats, but they have fallen short of the 326 needed to form a majority in Parliament. This means that, in order for the Conservatives to pass laws, they would need the support of other parties in Parliament.
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