Brighton Pavilion Labour Party regrets that, for personal reasons, Michelle Thew has withdrawn as our candidate in the forthcoming General Election.
Michelle has passed on her apologies to Labour voters, members and supporters, and confirmed that our campaign for Labour nationwide and across Brighton & Hove’s three parliamentary seats including Pavilion, continues to have her full support as a Labour Party member.
This afternoon, in accordance with the special procedures agreed for selecting candidates for this snap General Election, our Party’s National Executive Committee (the NEC) has chosen Solomon Curtis as Labour’s candidate in Brighton Pavilion. Solomon stood for Labour in the Wealden constituency in 2015, where he increased the Labour vote in unpromising territory.
With hundreds of thousands of people registering to vote, and tens of thousands joining Labour since the election was called, we must all commit to the goal of a Labour, rather than a Conservative, Government. Our campaigning in Pavilion is very much part of a wider local and national campaign with this overriding priority.
Labour members can meet Solomon Curtis at a special “meet the candidates” rally at the Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton BN1 1YD on Wednesday 10 May from 7.30pm and join-in campaigning with Solomon throughout the town centre on Saturday 13 May, starting with a campaigners’ briefing at the Friends’ Meeting House at 10.30am.
Solomon looks forward to meeting everyone during the campaign or you can email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org