Coronavirus – Meetings Suspended

Labour’s priority is your health and wellbeing.  In light of the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Jennie Formby, the Labour Party General Secretary, has advised all local Labour Parties (or ‘CLPs’) including Brighton Pavilion Labour Party, to cancel CLP meetings and suspend campaigning.  You can find Jennie’s letter to CLP Secretaries here.
Accordingly, all Pavilion Labour meetings are cancelled until alternative guidance is issued by either the General Secretary, or the Labour Party National Executive Committee, or Labour South East.

Consequently, our CLP General Committee (‘GC’) meetings scheduled for 18 March and 16 April have been cancelled.  No further 2020 meeting dates have yet been agreed for the GC until the CLP AGM on Saturday 12 December.  Currently, the AGM is expected to go ahead as planned.

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Saying thank you to NHS staff coping with COVID-19 was a priority for Pavilion Labour members at our February 2020 AGM

Members can be assured that CLP officers will be exploring alternative options and will call a GC meeting when it is safe to do so.  Meanwhile, Pavilion Labour wishes everyone the best of health and says a huge thank you to NHS staff coping with COVID-19, as our members did at our February 2020 AGM.  For health information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19), read the NHS online pages here.


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Saying thank you to NHS staff coping with COVID-19 was a priority for Pavilion Labour members at our February 2020 AGM

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn MP writes:

As the coronavirus spreads, Labour’s priority is your health and wellbeing.
As well as doing everything we can to keep our members safe, we are committed to ensuring we fully contribute to the collective effort to protect public health.
That is why we have taken some important decisions.
We have paused all party campaigning and local meetings. The Electoral Commission called for the local elections scheduled for 7 May to be postponed, and we welcome the government’s agreement to do this.
Instead of canvassing and campaigning, I would like Labour members to get involved in supporting vulnerable people in our communities – ensuring this is done safely and on the basis of public health advice.
The labour movement, rooted as it is in our communities, can help to ensure those who need support the most are not left to cope alone.
Please speak to your friends and family about what you can do, and look online and at social media for organisations already organising volunteer groups.
I fully understand the growing public concern around the virus and the number of cases, and legitimate questions are being asked about why the UK government’s advice differs from that of neighbouring countries.
Labour has supported a science-led approach, while recognising that leaves room for more than one possible response. So we are asking the government to publish its scientific modelling and explain transparently the conclusions it has drawn. We believe it is vital that the government maintains public confidence.
We also believe the government must take more comprehensive steps to ensure insecure, self-employed and unprotected workers are not forced to choose between health and hardship, and are able to take time off work and self-isolate if necessary, in the interests of us all. We will hold the government to account on this.
Please look after yourselves.

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Pavilion Labour nominates…

Below are the full results of the members’ ballots conducted at the all members’ meeting tof Brighton Pavilion Constituency Labour Party (the CLP), held on Saturday 8 February 2020, to determine the nominations by the CLP for Labour Party Leader, Deputy Leader and to fill three vacancies on the Labour Party National Executive Committee.

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Pavilion Labour nominates Rebecca Long-Bailey for Labour Leader:

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Pavilion Labour nominates Dawn Butler for Deputy Leader:

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Pavilion Labour nominates Lauren Townsend and Jo Bird for the NEC:

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Pavilion Labour nominates Mehmood Mirza for the NEC’s BAME seat:


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Our tellers are thanked for their conduct of the ballot and count and all members are thanked for their comradely participation.


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Leadership Nominations Meeting




Doors open 9.30am for registration, meeting starts 10am prompt

All eligible Labour Party members are invited to this important meeting at which we will decide which of the candidates for Leader and Deputy Leader of our Party will receive the nomination of Brighton Pavilion Constituency Labour Party.

You are eligible to attend the meeting if you joined the Labour Party by Saturday 14 December 2019, are a member in Brighton Pavilion CLP and are not in arrears of subscription.

If your membership dues are in arrears you may attend if you pay the arrears before the commencement of the meeting, or provide proof that you have paid the arrears to the national party. If you think this applies to you please contact the CLP Chair, Jon Rogers, as soon as possible by email to .

Please note that in order to gain access to the meeting, and receive your ballot papers, you will need to bring your Labour Party membership card with you.

If you want to have a paper copy of the agenda at the meeting please bring a printed copy with you, as these will not be generally available at the meeting. (Members will be sent the agenda by email prior to the nominations meeting, where Pavilion Labour has a contact email for you. Please check your spam folders if you did not receive the first email notification issued 26 January 2020.)



You can read the statements of all the candidates on the Labour Party website here.

You can find details of upcoming leadership hustings events, watch hustings live and watch recordings of previous hustings, on the Labour Party website here.

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The Labour Party is committed to ensuring that all eligible members can participate in this important decision-making meeting in accordance with our Rules.

If you require any reasonable adjustments to enable you to participate in the meeting please email the CLP Chair, Jon Rogers, at by Saturday 1 February.

Please make a note of the date of this meeting on Saturday 8 February.  You may find further details via the listing on Labour Events here.

NB: This is the meeting to nominate the candidate of Brighton Pavilion CLP.  All Labour members will receive their own vote in a ‘one member one vote’ ballot to elect the Labour Leader and Deputy Leader later in the spring.


Support Our Postal Workers

At 8am on Monday, 27 January, members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) will be holding a “gate meeting” outside Royal Mail’s North Road sorting office.   The CWU is affiliated to the Labour Party and support from Labour members for postal workers will be appreciated at this meeting. 

Postal workers are considering a local ballot for industrial action over Royal Mail’s intention to remove sorting machines from Brighton, as this will result in the loss of all night duties.  The same is happening in Worthing, as well as in other offices across the country.  Many of us might not choose to work at night but for postal workers this work provides an essential element of their pay.

Further, this action by Royal Mail management is being seen as provocative coming as it does after Royal Mail won a court injunction to force the abandonment of strikes last November – December, when the strike ballot of 110,000 postal workers had voted 97% for national strike action on a 76% turnout – one of the highest votes for industrial action ever.

Now, against a backdrop of a national re-ballot by the CWU, rather than engage in meaningful negotiations, Royal Mail management has declared that they will take executive action, implementing changes across the business.  The withdrawal of sorting machines from local offices may just be the start – Royal Mail’s management has a plan which will casualise postal workers’ jobs.

Pavilion Labour opposes zero hour contracts and the casualisation of employment.  We ask all Labour members to support our comrades in the CWU outside North Road sorting office at 8am Monday 27 January, and throughout their dispute.  

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Notice of AGM


The AGM of Brighton Pavilion Constituency Labour Party (CLP) will take place on Saturday 15 February 2020, beginning 11am at Friends’ Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AF.  (Delegates should check their final meeting papers to confirm start time for registration.)

Candidates and Voting

Valid and confirmed bona fide General Committee (GC) delegates in post for the AGM will be eligible to vote at the CLP AGM and to stand for election to the Executive Committee (EC).

All branches and affiliates must notify their GC delegates to the CLP Secretary by 9am on 1 February 2020.

Elections to the Executive Committee

Elections will be held for the CLP’s Officers and members of the EC.  Subject to any constitutional amendments to be considered by the AGM, the EC posts to be elected will comprise:

A.  CLP Officers:

    1. Chair
    2. Vice-Chair
    3. Vice-Chair/Membership
    4. Secretary
    5. Treasurer
    6. Women’s Officer
    7. Policy Officer
    8. Youth Officer
    9. BAME Officer
    10. Older People’s Officer
    11. Disability Officer
    12. LGBT+ Officer
    13. Trade Union Liaison Officer
    14. Political Education Officer
    15. Communications and Social Media Officer


Nominations are invited for all posts.  Posts may be job-shared by a maximum of two people.

The Women’s Officer and at least another three of the elected Officers 1 – 7, a minimum of fifty per cent of the elected Officers and half the Executive Committee must self-identify as women.

The Trade Union Liaison Officer must be a member of a trades union in accordance with national Labour Party rules.


Any branch or affiliated organisation can nominate any bona fide GC delegate as a candidate for election to the EC.

For the avoidance of doubt, nominations are not restricted to any branch or affiliate’s own delegates, but may be made from among all valid GC delegates who will be in post from 1 February 2020 on.


The AGM will also elect two auditors for the CLP, at least one of whom must self-identify as a woman.

Other Business

The AGM will receive accounts and annual reports from Officers and the EC, consider amendments to the constitution of Brighton Pavilion CLP and deal with any motions proposed to the AGM, plus any other urgent business of the CLP.

Deadline for Receipt of Nominations and Other Business

All nominations will close at 9am on Saturday 1 February 2020.  Late nominations and proposals will not be accepted.

Nominated candidates must accept their nomination before 9am on Saturday 1 February 2020 and can choose to submit a written statement of up to 150 words in support of their candidacy, for circulation at the CLP AGM.  Statements must be submitted before 9am on Saturday 1 February 2020.  Late statements or statements which denigrate another candidate will not be accepted.  Long statements will be truncated.

Nominations and any other proposals for the AGM, acceptance of nominations and candidate statements, should be submitted to the CLP Treasurer and Acting Secretary by email to and by 9am on Saturday 1 February 2020.  If an acknowledgement is not received within a reasonable period, please re-submit your original email to the CLP Secretary and copy the CLP Chair at .


Any questions about the AGM can be emailed to the CLP Treasurer and Acting Secretary at or posted to:

The Secretary

Brighton Pavilion Labour Party

11 Dorset Street



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Christmas thanks

Wishing everyone a relaxing, peaceful and joyous Christmas and New Year.

Many thanks to everybody who volunteered with Labour’s election campaigns this year. Wherever you were working for our Party, whatever you were doing, it was all appreciated. And, most particularly, thank you to all Labour voters.


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People in Brighton Pavilion and across Brighton & Hove deserve the best quality of life, as every person does nationwide. Whether you’re a roofer in Hollingdean, a nurse in Preston Park, a waitress in Regency, a care worker in Elm Grove, a teacher in Withdean, a pensioner in Patcham, or a student in the North Laine, everyone in our city is working towards a comfortable life for themselves and those they love.


Sadly, over the last nine years, Tory austerity cuts to the council, our NHS, our schools, police and fire services have meant that quality of life has fallen for all of us.  In response to this, Brighton & Hove has followed its own path with a resilience and independence, demonstrating a fighting spirit and great concern for those the Tory government would have left behind.


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Many local groups have come together to pick people up as we see our neighbours struggle where society’s safety net has been allowed to grow threadbare or been cut away altogether. Pavilion Labour thanks everyone involved in what have become essential community support services, just as we thank all the emergency, NHS, transport and leisure industry workers who will be keeping the rest of us safe, well, mobile, fed and entertained over the festive break.

We can choose to reject despair and go into the holidays with hope in our hearts for the coming year – but we must also find the grit and determination which will be required to rebuild and develop our campaign for socialism, locally and nationally.


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Over the next few days we hope that you can cuddle up to loved ones, relax on the sofa and have a lovely Christmas break.  But in case you or others you know need them, remember that you can always contact:

  • Childline: 0800 1111
  • Samaritans: 116 123
  • Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
  • Mind: 0300 123 3393
  • Age UK: 0800 169 6565


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Vote Labour!

Every Vote Matters – Vote Labour!

Like many Labour members across the country, Pavilion Labour members have spent the last few weeks volunteering for The Labour Party, campaigning for Labour’s manifesto and for our candidate in Brighton Pavilion, Adam Imanpour.

Knocking on doors around Brighton, or standing at a street stall handing out leaflets along London Road, we have felt the force of the hope which our Labour Party, with our current policies and leadership, can inspire in people for – and by – whom our Party was made.

Boris Johnson’s Tories seek a majority so that they can force through a Hard Brexit and prepare for trade talks with Trump’s America that will put our NHS and our environment at risk.  The Tories offer us a future as a declining, xenophobic “Little England” selling off our few remaining assets in order to be a low-wage tax haven off the coast of Europe.

Set against this awful prospect, Labour has published a manifesto for Hope and Change, offering a defence of our NHS, public services, communities, environment and the rights and interests of ordinary working people.



Labour’s 2019 manifesto is a social democratic programme which offers real change and improvement to the lives of our people.

As the clock ticks down until polling stations open at 7am on 12 December – and close again at 10pm – these are some of the most important hours of our lives. Now is the time to say, without equivocation, to everyone you know that they should vote Labour.

More than that, on 12 December, please make any time you can to volunteer with your local Labour Party, in order to leaflet, knock on doors and get our Party’s message of real change out to voters. Whatever you can do to convince people to vote Labour…

Please use all the free time you can to highlight the message of real change – rebuilding our country and reinvesting in our people, communities and environment – being offered by our Labour Party, as Ken Loach’s new short film highlights here.

The country faces a clear choice between the Tories and Labour.  Every vote matters and every vote cast for Labour on 12 December will be a vote for real change.

There is nothing you can do today and tomorrow that is more important than maximising the Labour vote on 12 December.  In Brighton Pavilion, a seat which Labour held from 1997 to 2010, that means working for our Labour candidate, Adam Imanpour.

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It is very disappointing that, once again, the Green Party’s candidate has called on voters to support her in order to “keep the Tories out of Brighton Pavilion”, suggesting that the Tories need to be stopped in Pavilion. This is a deliberate and dishonest attempt to scare voters attracted to Labour’s positive socialist programme into voting “tactically” for the Green Party’s candidate.

This is against the overwhelming weight of evidence which shows that the Tories have no chance of winning in Pavilion. The Tory vote in Pavilion has fallen continuously since 1997 – the only parties that can possibly win in Brighton Pavilion are Labour or the Greens.

There is no “progressive alliance” argument for voting Green in Brighton Pavilion, where Labour is rightly offering our many voters and supporters the chance to vote directly in support of Labour policies, our manifesto for real change, our leadership and our candidate, Adam Imanpour.

The only way for Labour supporters to support Labour in Brighton Pavilion is to vote for our Labour candidate, Adam Imanpour. There is no risk that the Conservative candidate could win in Brighton Pavilion.

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Adam  thanks everyone who has been helping our local campaign in Pavilion.  We are finding more and more voters coming over to Labour.  Our street stalls and leaflets have reached thousands of local people, with exceptionally strong support for our campaigning in the town centre last weekend.

Tomorrow we have an opportunity to maximise support for Labour’s manifesto – by supporting Labour’s candidate in Brighton Pavilion.  Every vote which puts a Labour MP in Parliament will strengthen the hand of Jeremy Corbyn after the election – particularly if there is a hung Parliament.

So, on election day, 12 December 2019, in Brighton Pavilion, please:

  • Encourage everyone you know to vote Labour!
  • If you don’t already have a Labour poster in your window put one up now – you can still get one tomorrow morning from the Party office at 11 Dorset Street.
  • Make a donation to our constituency campaign.
  • Come leafleting with us in the morning and the evening and, in between, call into the Party office at 11 Dorset Street, Brighton BN2 1WA from 10am onwards on polling day to collect leaflets for delivery and handing out.

Whatever you can do to help Labour before polls close in the 2019 General Election will be valuable and important – please do all you can to support our Labour Party.

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A Message from Adam Imanpour

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Dear Friend,

I am writing to introduce myself to you as your Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Brighton Pavilion. My name is Adam Imanpour. I was brought up in Brighton and currently work locally as a mechanic for a family firm.

I am very proud to have been selected as your Labour candidate and to be part of the campaign to elect Jeremy Corbyn as our Prime Minister. This election offers a choice between a Tory Government which would sell our National Health Service to Donald Trump, or a Labour Government which will implement our Green New Deal.

Growing up in Brighton, I was lucky enough to know the difference that a Labour Government can make to the lives of ordinary people. I could go to sixth form at BHASVIC because of Labour’s Education Maintenance Allowance, which the Tories cut in 2010 (when they also trebled tuition fees), and which the next Labour government will restore.

I know what it is like when a family member has their Personal Independence Payment reduced, or when another family member loses their Working Family Tax Credits. This is the reality of our lives in Tory Britain. Because I live and work locally, I also know how hard many of us are finding it to cope – struggling in particular with high housing costs, which make things so tough for all of us, and for young people especially.

A Labour Government will scrap tuition fees and restore maintenance grants for disadvantaged students, so that access to education is a right for all and everyone can reach their potential, regardless of their background. That is just one of a hundred reasons why I am asking for your help with our Labour campaign in Brighton Pavilion.

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Please join me:

  • This Saturday, 16 November – when we will be organising street stalls across Brighton to promote Labour’s Green New Deal.  Please contact your Branch for details or come into the Party’s office between 11am-midday at 11 Dorset Street BN2 1WA


  • This Sunday, 17 November – when we are holding a “Super Sunday” canvassing session, going out at 11am and 2pm.  Please email Pavilion Labour’s CLP Secretary for details.


Brighton Pavilion Labour Party is also helping with Labour’s other local campaigns – and on Friday 15 November – you can help the campaign for Lloyd Russell-Moyle in Brighton Kemptown. Meet at 33 Dawson Terrace, Brighton BN2 0EL at 2pm.

You can also help by donating to our local campaign here.  This will be really appreciated.

There’s only a month to go until we can elect a Labour government, so let’s do everything we can to ensure that happens.

Thank you for your support for the Labour Party.

Cheers, Adam

Adam Imanpour – Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Brighton Pavilion


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A Labour Government for Christmas!

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The General Election on 12 December gives us all a once-in-a-generation chance for real change in this country.
This election is about us – all of us – choosing to give our NHS, our schools and our vital public services the funding they so desperately need after nearly a decade of Tory austerity cuts.
A Labour government will stop funding tax handouts to the wealthy few and instead take action to tackle the Climate Emergency and the housing crisis. Labour will invest to kickstart the Green Industrial Revolution, creating skilled jobs in new, clean industries, including improvements to existing housing and ensuring all newbuilds comply with the standards set by Norwich Labour’s award-winning ultra-low energy homes.

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Boris Johnson wants a majority in Parliament for his damaging Brexit deal – a deal which sells out workers’ rights, abandons our environmental protections and leaves our NHS and schools up for grabs. By voting Labour we can stop Johnson’s Tories and change the direction of our country for the better.
Labour will negotiate a better deal with the EU and then put it to the people to decide. Most Labour supporters are trade union members, so we’re used to voting on the best deal we can get – and that’s the basis of Labour’s policy. There’s nothing muddled or complicated. This is something we routinely do in our trade unions – negotiate the best deal we can, put that deal to a ballot (to decide between taking the deal or remaining as we are) and abide by the outcome. Labour is the only party guaranteeing this final say to all voters.

Register to vote now

Register to vote before 26 November, to vote in the General Election on 12 December. It only takes a couple of minutes to register online here with your National Insurance number and you can still register even without an NIC number – it just takes a little longer.
You might also want to apply for a postal vote online here, as voting in December might end up being cold, wet, dark or slippery. Anyone can ask for a postal vote – you don’t need to give a reason but you do need to apply before 5pm on 26 November.


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Labour has many popular and progressive policies, including:

  • the Green Industrial Revolution, also known as the Socialist Green New Deal, with a complete ban on fracking
  • scrapping Universal Credit, the Bedroom Tax, punitive sanctions and ‘fit-to-work’ tests on sick and disabled people
  • restored funding for schools within our plans for a National Education Service
  • the ten pound minimum wage and employment rights for all workers from day one
  • extending Statutory Sick Pay and fair benefits for self-employed people
  • an end to zero hour contracts
  • free bus travel for under 25s, pensioners and disabled people
  • renationalisation of our railways, Royal Mail, water and energy network
  • free prescriptions within a renationalised NHS
  • continuing free TV licence for older pensioners (which Labour first introduced and the Tories are whittling away)

as well as support for small businesses, carers, and our high streets, while ensuring that big companies and the super-rich will pay fair taxes.
Our Party’s manifesto consultation period runs until 23:59 on Wednesday 6 November. Labour members and supporters can take this opportunity to get involved – use the link here to share your ideas with the Shadow Cabinet.  The manifesto process will bring all our ideas together in one place and, in the coming weeks, voters will hear about all Labour policies for the many not the few.


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Labour stands for equality, climate justice and social justice at home and for peace and internationalism abroad. Labour has the policies which will make a fairer society – and which would stop the United Kingdom becoming the bargain basement tax haven of which the Tories and the Brexit Party dream.
Our goal is a Labour Government for the many not the few.  Our immediate objective must be to defend every Labour seat and defeat as many Tories as possible, focusing on Labour-Tory marginals.  Members in Brighton Pavilion will know who our Labour candidate is by Thursday 7 November and can meet our candidate at our Campaign Launch on Saturday 9 November, 10am at the Friends’ Meeting House.
The choice facing our country could not be clearer. On the one hand a Tory Government which backs an economy rigged in favour of big business and the privileged few – and on the other a Labour Party offering a clear, coherent alternative to transform our country in the interests of the 99%.
Labour stands for a fairer society that cares for all and an economy that works for all.  It is time for us all to step up to the challenge before us:


How you can help
Labour is a movement, and our strength comes from us all working together
You can get involved in our General Election campaign in various ways:

Make a donation here using your debit or credit card, or request bank transfer details by emailing our Treasurer, Claire, at
Put up a Vote Labour poster and let us know if you would like a larger Vote Labour board for your garden.
Deliver leaflets to your street or block of flats, or help us bundle leaflets and letters ready for delivery.
Get involved onlinetake a look at some tips for social media campaigning here.
Come out campaigning with us, either when we go door-to-door or when we run street stalls, or talk to people by phone when we run phone banks.
Volunteer to help on election day, 12 December.
There’s lots to do in the next five weeks, so to find out more about our General Election campaign in Brighton Pavilion constituency, phone 01273 806773, option 3, or drop by our constituency offices at 11 Dorset Street, Brighton BN2 8WA, on Tuesdays between 11am – 4pm.

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Register to vote

Please check you’re registered to votedon’t just assume that you are (although all Labour members really should be already).  Register before 26 November 2019 to vote in the general election on 12 December 2019.
If you’ve moved house recently, you need to re-register at your new address.
If you’re turning 18 on or before 12 December you can register ahead of your 18th birthday.  As you can register as soon as you turn 16, there’s no need to wait.
Students can register at both your home and university addresses. You can only vote once but registering in both allows you to choose to vote in the constituency where it will benefit Labour the most. Please make sure that you have registered in both, so that you can decide where’s best to vote Labour in the general election on 12 December 2019.
Apply for a postal vote here if bad weather or the dark might put you off going out to vote in the general election on 12 December.  Anyone can apply for a postal vote – you don’t have to give a reason.  But you do need to apply before 5pm on 26 November.

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With your National Insurance number it only takes a few minutes to register online here. Even if you don’t have an NIC number, you can still register online, for example using an NHS or student ID number.
If you’re not sure whether you are already registered or not, it doesn’t do any harm to register online again. If you want to check whether you are already registered in Brighton or Hove, you can contact Electoral Services at Hove Town Hall using the contact information here, and there’s more information on registering to vote from Brighton & Hove City Council here.
Please spread the word on voter registration with all your friends and family.
The most important thing we can do right now is to get all Labour supporters, especially young people, registered to vote.
Don’t lose your voice, or your vote – make sure that you are registered to vote.

Register to vote now