Dave Lawrence
Dave Lawrence - Author of Mad About Brighton.




First, on 26 October 1854, Brighton (an ancient fishing village which had grown as a fashionable resort in the early 19th century) was upgraded, with the status of "town", and a municipal borough was created. In addition, small rural communities were absorbed into the Borough and substantial areas of land on the eastern boundary came from Mid Sussex District Council. Then on 1 April 1900 Hove (a small parish and fishing town which had been connected to Brighton since the 16th century) was added to Brighton Borough as a result of local government reorganisation.

The boundary between Brighton and Hove has changed little over the years, Mad About Brighton (madaboutbrighton.co.uk). Hove was a town in its own right for centuries until it was absorbed into Brighton in 1928. The earliest surviving records show that the site of Hove preceded the present settlement and that the name Hove is derived from a Saxon word meaning "salt-house". Nearby settlements with names ending in -ton indicate that the area was inhabited by Saxons who either cleared or drained the marshland.

The County Borough of Brighton was created on 1 April 1889 by the merger of several municipal boroughs, including Hove and its neighbours Kemp Town and Preston. With the exception of Hove itself, which was part of the Ecclesiastical parish of Brighton, the borough was entirely within the boundaries of the earlier Parliamentary borough. First, there was Brighton Corporation, which existed from 1854 to 1888. Then, from 1889 until 1931, Brighton and Hove were administered by two separate local authorities: Brighton Corporation and Hove Corporation; although they shared the same council chambers.

. Hove originally began as a fishing settlement called "Hoves". The present name was first mentioned in 1604. Notable buildings include St Bartholomew's Church and the remains of Hove Lodge, once a grand mansion but now disintegrated. Hove, originally a fishing village, was annexed to Brighton in 1803, together with the neighbouring parish of Preston. At this point, Brighton became a town. The city of Brighton has a population of 266,986. It is located on the south coast of England.

City Council

The City Council is the legislature of the city, and controls all the spending and revenue. It has 30 members, with 15 elected every two years. In 2016, for example, ten seats were up for election. The chairman of the council is chosen by the elected councilmembers. Deny Adigio was elected as Oslob's first City mayor on October 4, 2012 after winning over 10 candidates including the Former Mayor Abner "Ka Inoy" Ablaza who served as mayor for 26 years.

. The Nantes City Council (French: Conseil municipal de Nantes or known as Nantes Métropole) is the deliberative assembly of the inhabitants of the city of Nantes. The council is composed of 111 members (currently 110 after the resignation of François Boulogne) directly elected every four years by residents. They have legislative powers to enforce laws voted by the French Parliament and to pass local ordinances and resolutions. Council is composed of 35 councillors , elected from six 5-seat constituency and nineteen single-member district electoral divisions .


In 1913 William Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme bought 750 acres (300 ha) and in 1920 gave orders that the site be developed as one of the great garden cities. It was seen as an experiment in planning, town architecture and modernisation. Redevelopment commenced shortly after the 1923 report which envisaged a population of 40,000 people by 1939. Although Welwyn Garden City has sometimes been seen as an example of failed town planning, given it never achieved a population approaching 40,000,  Brighton has fared better than most similar post-war developments.

[citation needed]. Brighton was a small fishing village until the coming of the railway in 1841. The number of day-trippers visiting from London began expanding Brighton's population by the mid-1840s and boutiques and lodging houses were built to accommodate them. In 1873, the railway company commissioned Jonathan Greenwood to design a 2-mile (3 km) extension into the surrounding countryside which opened in 1877. This was followed by a recommended new town plan by Maurice Béallier in 1878 which arranged for buildings to be constructed along a west–east axis on both sides of the main road.

. The first census of Brighton was in 1801. The information was recorded on poor-quality paper which has made it difficult to decipher. Brighton is an ancient popular resort, being the favourite place of King Henry VIII's consort, Anne Boleyn or Boulogne as it was then. Like all censuses, it was organised by William Marsterson for the purposes of determining how much each member of the population should pay in tax. There were 1,000 residents living in Brighton at that time, and the census showed that:.

On 1 June 1801, the Brighton registration district was formed (including part of Preston parish). It contained about a third of Preston parish, south of Preston Brook. In the last elections on 2 May 2019, the City Council has been composed of the following members:. Basingstoke is divided into 24 wards, each electing two councillors:. Did you know that Brighton has one of the most even splits of male to female in the country?.


The University of Brighton was opened in the former Royal Pavilion in 1966. Thomas Read Kemp, a Director of Brighton Corporation from 1883 to 1895, was responsible for much of the town's development during the late 19th century. A branch library opened in 1873, with a new central library being completed by 1907. It is now known as the Old Library and Community Centre. Preston Park began to be developed around this time, along with many other residential areas.

The Preston Park garden suburb was designed and built on behalf of the developer James Burton by his employee William Kellaway between 1904 and 1914. Brighton's population lived in a patchwork of areas, with roughly a quarter each in Patcham, Preston, Ovingdean and Moulsecoomb and a similar proportion in Hastings. The River Wellesbourne ran through the centre of the old village to the sea, beside which an inlet took small boats to the beach.

During Brighton's early years, boat-building was a significant industry; the remains of a substantial yard can be found just to the north of what is now Brighton Marina. In 1760 Benjamin Franklin stayed in what is now north Moulsecoomb and he gave an account of his time there published in 1790. The town's rapid growth in the late 19th century led to major social problems; its population grew from around 7000 in 1851 to 112,800 in 1901 and it grew rapidly, with large areas of ramshackle housing being built.

At the same time, the demand for housing meant that the large estates on the outskirts of Brighton continued to be developed: Stanmer (1861), Ore (1862) and Patcham (1885). The town remained then as it is now, one dominated by large houses and flats: "to this day there are very few small, terraced properties". Brighton is an independent, "sui generis" town in East Sussex, on the south coast of England; other nearby towns include Hove (to the east) and Lewes and Worthing (all to the west).

It is situated at a short distance from London and has a population of approximately 88,730. The first settlement in Brighton was located around today's St Nicholas Street, thought to have been inhabited since at least the time of the Roman conquest. Brighton has been the venue for several party conferences, including those of the Conservative Party and Liberal Democrats. It has three representatives in the European Parliament; currently two Conservatives (Julie Girling and Mike Nattrass) and one Labour (Peter Skinner), along with one representative each from the Green Party (Keith Taylor), the United Kingdom Independence Party and the Co-operative Party (Jean Lambert).

The borough council formed in 1854 was a board of 15 aldermen, chosen from among the ratepayers; this system changed over time: a new charter in 1883 gave Brighton a mayor elected by the council every three years, with aldermen elected every year. In 1897 there were 35 members: the mayor and 34 other councillors. By 1925 there were 40 councillors and 10 aldermen. (1957). It received Grade II. [Source: Lollygogs].


Hove is an affluent seaside resort and golfing resort on the south coast of England, immediately to the west of its larger neighbour Brighton, with which it forms the unitary authority Brighton and Hove. It forms a single urban area with Brighton and some parts of the adjacent suburbs. Hove was part of a small parish called Holvat in the Lewes Rape and subsequent Hundred of what was formerly known as Sussex. As a result, it has acquired a distinguished range of buildings, many of which are listed.

It has an estimated residents total in excess of 100,000 in its 30-odd square mile area. The borough of Hove was formed on 1 April 1938 from the north-eastern part of the Brighton municipal borough (the rest of which was combined with Preston and the former Ashington Urban District in 1928 to form the County Borough of Brighton). Hove was by far the smallest borough in Sussex, covering just 65 hectares (160 acres) and home to around 11,300 people.


On January 1, 2016, "Sussex" was removed from the official name of the administrative district, and thus for the first time since 1685, Brighton and Hove officially no longer include all of Sussex. The city is divided into 20 self-governing city wards. All of these wards are based on the city's neighbourhoods, with at least one elected councillor in each. There are 8 Bevendean councillors and 12 Moulsecoomb councillors.  City residents have two voting options for their self-governing ward: a ballot vote or a show of hands – only in specific circumstances (such as when resolving the election of council officials) will a vote by envelope be used.

Brighton had established cultural institutions such as theatres, a business community, and a musical tradition. This new city status was seen as a means of boosting the local economy in new ways, and could potentially help accelerate redevelopment of buildings along Brighton's seafront which had been derelict for many years after its heyday in the Regency period. Brighton and Hove was recognised as one of the three best places to live in the UK in 2005—the other two were Ryde on the Isle of Wight and Cambridge.

. The county of East Sussex , in England, has a population of around 597,000 people . If you're looking to create a website for your local business, then it's worth using these statistics to understand your audience. This guide will show you how. During the Victorian era, Brighton developed into a fashionable seaside resort. In 1997, Brighton and Hove was granted city status, but in 2000 rejected a proposal to change its name from Brighton and Hove to Brighton.

Political composition

Politics in Croatia operates under a parliamentary system of government where the Prime Minister is the head of government leading a cabinet, which is the highest executive authority in the country. There are currently 10 political parties that have seats in the Croatian Parliament following the latest parliamentary elections held on 11 September 2016, and they are running for 161 seats (13 ministries) forming four or five coalitions or blocks. Political composition of the National Council.

The current members of the National Council were elected in the Swiss federal election, 2015 and will serve until 2019. The members of the previous National Council were also elected for this term on 18 October 2011. Number in parenthesis indicates a change in share between different legislatures. Politics of Argentina takes place in a framework of a federal presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the President of Argentina is both head of state and head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system.

Legislative power is vested in the two chambers of the Argentine National Congress. Political composition: Italy is a democracy with a written constitution and a bicameral parliament comprising the lower house Chamber of Deputies (the Lower House) and the Senate of the Republic (the Upper House). All modern political parties trace their roots back to this historical period. Hence, Brighton and Hove are used for different purposes. Will they one day be combined again as part of a local government reorganisation? I doubt it.

Industrial relations

Industrial unrest now has a rank of its own, the "council proletariat". It's there in overt action such as the bin and street collections disputes; in covert activity such as refusal of overtime, sickies and insubordination; in formal action such as notices of dispute, strike ballots and stoppages; and in informal activity such as "go slow" and graffiti. It's there because of decades of failure to organise effectively at a national level. It is also there because local authorities are so much more vulnerable to strikes than central government and employers in the private sector.

They urgently need leadership about how to tackle it. The National Industrial Relations Court declared the strike illegal in January 2013, and around two-thirds of workers returned to work. This move resulted in the strike called off and action suspended, however two strikers were still sacked. The union appealed against their dismissal to an industrial tribunal which ruled they had been unfairly dismissed. The council contested this, but lost its case in the Leeds employment tribunal.


The Council is made up of 60 councillors from 20 wards, 3 councillors representing each ward on the city council. The total number of councillors elected to the Council in May 2019 was 39, after 7 non-Labour councillors were elected following gains in the 2018 Local Elections by the People Before Profit Alliance , an Anti-Austerity Alliance and a Sinn Féin candidates. Councillor Tony McMahon was subsequently elected to fill the vacancy created on 10 June following Councillor Daire Ni Laoi's resignation to contest North Roscommon constituency in the 2019 Irish general election .

An election was held in March 2019 following the resignation of Green Councillor Eamonn O'Neill after he voted in favour of a minority SDLP/UUP/Cross-Community Alliance administration to take over from the former Green Party/Sinn Féin/SDLP coalition. The Alliance administration collapsed less than a month later on 20 April 2019, when the UUP withdrew over allegations that they had "been misled" over attempts to introduce direct rule powers for Westminster. The subsequent Mayoral election saw UUP Councillor Tom Hartley elected as Belfast's first Independent Mayor.

The Green Party took control of administration of Brighton and Hove City Council after the local elections on 2 May 2019. The party had gained five seats and increased its share of the vote to 53% in its stronghold of Brighton Pavilion, with an increase of 15% from the previous year's Green candidate, Rupert Read. As well as a majority in their own right, the Greens became a three-party coalition with Caroline Lucas, leader of the Green Party, appointed as executive mayor.

. The Council of the City and County of Belfast was reformed by the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972. Under this legislation, the city was divided into a number of areas. Since 1985, these have been known as electoral areas. They were created from the seven wards defined by the Local Government Boundaries Commissioner in 1969. The Leader of the Council is the leader of the political group with a majority on the Council.

Since 2019, Phelim MacCafferty (Green) is Green Party group leader and therefore council's leader. . The Leader of the Council and Green minority administration since July 2020 is Councillor Phelim MacCafferty. It was ordered to reinstate the two men and pay them compensation. Hove is a mostly affluent seaside resort and ward in the unitary authority of Brighton and Hove, and English city of East Sussex. It has several sandy beaches which are frequently ranked among the best in the United Kingdom.