Laura Sharman 27 February 2018

Leader of Brighton and Hove City Council resigns

Leader of Brighton and Hove City Council resigns

The leader of Brighton and Hove City Council, Warren Morgan, has resigned.

Cllr Morgan, who has been council leader for three years and leader of the Labour and Co-operative Group for five years, said he will step down in May.

He will also stand down as a councillor in May 2019.

In a statement, cllr Morgan said: ‘Since taking up the Labour and Co-operative Group leadership we have gone from third place on the city council to first, almost doubling our number of councillors. We have won every council by-election we have faced, increasing our share of the vote even in office.

‘Labour now stands ready to win a majority on the city council, a feat no political party in Brighton and Hove has managed in nearly two decades.’

 
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