Brighton Pavilion Constituency Labour Party (CLP) is the official name of the Labour Party in the Brighton Pavilion constituency. We are more often referred to as Brighton Pavilion CLP, or Brighton Pavilion Labour, or just Pavilion Labour. Our CLP is managed by a General Committee (or GC) of delegates representing all Labour’s branches, affiliated organisations and trades unions active in Pavilion. The GC elects our Executive (or Exec) which is responsible for running our CLP day-to-day.
Any Labour member or supporter living in Brighton Pavilion constituency is part of our party – and very welcome. With over half a million members nationwide, Labour is now the biggest democratic socialist party in Europe, so don’t hesitate if you want to join the Labour Party or become a Labour supporter. You could be our millionth member! Most importantly, do make sure that you are registered to vote.
We have seven active branches – Patcham, Withdean, Hollingdean & Stanmer, Preston Park, Hanover & Elm Grove, St Peter’s & North Laine and Regency – covering every Pavilion ward.
These Branch Labour Parties organise local Labour events in their neighbourhoods, meeting regularly to discuss, debate and campaign on local and national issues – and to have fun! All members can attend their local branch events.
Across Brighton & Hove, party members also meet together in various groups. BAME members meet regularly on the last Tuesday of the month at Peter Kyle’s office, 99 Church Road, Hove. Other groups include Brighton & Hove Young Labour for members aged under 27, Labour Students, and forums for women members, LGBT Labour, and (coming soon) Disability Labour. Sign-up with the forums to hear about their local events.
We encourage all Labour members to join a TUC-affiliated union and get active with their local branch. All union members in Brighton & Hove can attend Brighton, Hove & District Trades Council meetings. These are usually held on the second Wednesday of alternate months at Brighton Friends’ Meeting House.
Brighton has a long tradition of radical politics, including some of the very first co-operatives and communal health care in Britain organised by Dr William King “the poor man’s doctor” of 1830s Brighton, who was also an early supporter of the Brighton Institute run by workers to educate the working class. This heritage informs our socialism today.