Councillor Mo Marsh wins Labour selection run-off

Councillor Mo Marsh
Councillor Mo Marsh

A long-serving Labour councillor has been re-selected to stand in Moulsecoomb and Bevendean.

A long-serving Labour councillor has been re-selected to stand in Moulsecoomb and Bevendean.

Mo Marsh won a run-off against Harris Fitch, who was hoping to become the fourth generation of his family to serve as a councillor.

The run-off followed a controversial selection meeting - bordering on farce, amid a miscount and claims of an attempted "fix" in favour of Mr Fitch - when the two candidates tied last month.

Councillor Marsh will now contest her seat on Brighton and Hove City Council at the local elections in May next year, having topped the poll twice in her ward.

She will be standing alongside fellow councillors Anne Meadows and Leigh Farrow.

Cllr Marsh said: “I’m thrilled and delighted to be re-selected for the ward I’ve represented since 2007 - with a clear mandate of 11 votes to 1 - and delighted this was done entirely by ward members.

“We had a quorum and didn’t need to have any of the executive members having to vote.”

For articles related to the Labour controversy, visit:

The City Party;

Officer of suspended Labour Party branch speaks out;

‘An insult to democracy’ – Labour Party suspends local branch party;

Labour members stand by Councillor Leigh Farrow;

Labour’s ‘witch-hunt’ against party veteran;

Councillor Mo Marsh wins Labour selection run-off;

War of words in Labour selection re-run;

Furore over Labour's botched attempt to 'fix' safe seat.

External links:

The Argus (August 16): Labour deny suspension of Leigh Farrow from Brighton and Hove City Council;

Brighton and Hove News (August 16): Grassroots party members stand by suspended Labour councillor;

Brighton and Hove News (August 14): Labour members in Moulsecoomb and Bevendean urged to join discussion on suspended councillor;

Brighton and Hove News (August 2): Labour suspends Brighton and Hove councillor;

Brighton and Hove News (April 9): Brighton councillor wins selection run-off;

Brighton and Hove News (March 27): Potential Brighton Labour candidate accused of sending misleading email;

Brighton and Hove News (March 21): Furore over Labour’s botched attempt to ‘fix’ safe Brighton seat;

Brighton and Hove News (March 14): Former Albion chief to stand for Labour in Brighton and Hove council elections.