From the Palace Pier to Peacehaven & from Moulsecoomb to the Marina
Local Conservatives have selected Simon Kirby as Brighton Kemptown’s Parliamentary Candidate for the next General Election.
Speaking to reporters after a packed meeting in Brighton, Simon (42) said, “Brighton Kemptown is one of the best places to live in the country, I am truly honoured to be representing the Conservatives here at such an exciting time for the party nationally and locally. Brighton Kemptown is going to be a keenly-watched contest and I am looking forward to leading a positive campaign here which offers local people a genuine choice when they go to the polls at the next General Election.”
He adds, “Our country faces many grave challenges at the moment, I believe we need a real change of direction after a near decade of New Labour. I am very concerned for-instance about the terrible crisis facing patients and staff in our health service at the present time. Gordon Brown has spent billions pounds of our money trying to run the NHS from London, yet health workers in Brighton are worried about their jobs and wards face closure”.
"Locally people are concerned about the potential Sewage Treatment Works in Peacehaven, over-development, schools admissions and the management of our large housing estates," says Simon.
Simon was first elected to represent the people of Brighton in 1992. He has served Kemptown on East Sussex County Council, Brighton Borough Council and Brighton & Hove Council. He is currently a Cabinet member of East Sussex County Council responsible for delivering regeneration across the county.
Simon is married to Elizabeth, the mother of his six children. He has run a number of Brighton-based businesses including the leisure company C-Side. Simon is passionate about Brighton Kemptown!