The residents of Brighton and Hove will choose a new administration on May 2. The election will be about many things, but above all about reviving the spirit of liberty our city thrives upon.
Built on the talent of its residents, our city is well-placed to benefit from the coming digital revolution: our city of opportunities, driven by undreamt levels of knowledge and know-how, will transform our lives via innovative technological solutions.
Yes, our city can be world-leading – but only with the right leadership. As a former research scientist who has worked in the high-tech industry of flight simulation for almost 30 years, I lead a Conservative Group of councillors and candidates that have the experience and determination to ensure Brighton and Hove can prosper from this digital age. Imagine a society where technology improves how we move around the city, house our residents, educate our children and provide well-paid jobs – leading to better health and wellbeing for everyone.
Brighton and Hove, although one of the most creative cities in the world, has been stifled by Green and Labour councils. They have lacked ambition, and delivered little. The current Labour administration, now with Momentum controlling the local Labour Party, have neglected our city, and lost the right to govern.
A newly elected team of talented Conservative councillors will reinvent the council, enabling the city to thrive during these challenging times.
Life isn’t all about work: we also need to relax, with sport and culture enriching our lives. We will support the development of new and existing sports facilities and deliver a cultural offering second to none. This will also help fund investment in our parks and streets. Improvements to our public realm will renew pride across the city and raise our quality of life to new heights.
The Conservative strategy is ambitious, and it is only through determined leadership that we will transform the city, ensuring its long-term success. Our vision will enable our city to become the most dynamic in the world. We believe in Brighton and Hove. Believe with us. We will deliver this vision. Voting Conservative on May 2 will help turn our beliefs into reality.
Cllr Tony Janio is the Leader of the Conservative Group on Brighton & Hove City Council