Greens select first candidates

Alex Phillips is a Green candidate in Regency, with her fiancé, Tom Druitt
Alex Phillips is a Green candidate in Regency, with her fiancé, Tom Druitt

Like a horse and carriage, Green Party candidates in Regency ward appear to come in pairs.

Like a horse and carriage, Green Party candidates in Regency ward appear to come in pairs.

With Jason Kitcat and his wife, Ania, both standing down at the council elections next May, the party has chosen Alex Phillips, currently a Green councillor in neighbouring Goldsmid, as a replacement - along with Tom Druitt, her fiancé. The couple get married this weekend.

Candidates chosen in the first round of selections are:

Brunswick and Adelaide - Cllr Phélim Mac Cafferty, Cllr Ollie Sykes;

Central Hove - Ray Cunningham;

Goldsmid - Cllr Ruth Buckley, Cllr Rob Jarrett;

Hanover and Elm Grove - David Gibson, Cllr Liz Wakefield;

Hollingdean and Stanmer - Rob Shepherd;

Preston Park - Cllr Leo Littman;

Queen's Park - Cllr Stephanie Powell, Dick Page;

Regency - Cllr Alex Phillips, Tom Druitt;

St Peter's and North Laine - Cllr Pete West, Cllr Lizzie Deane;

Withdean - Cllr Sue Shanks, Dick Page (who, having been selected in two wards, will decide in which he would like to stand).