29 June 2016

Statement on implications of the EU Referendum for the council and the city

Statement from Councillor Warren Morgan, Leader of Brighton & Hove City Council

“The Leaders of all three political parties of Brighton & Hove City Council have agreed to work closely together to ensure that the economic and social well-being of the city is supported through the current period of uncertainty."

"At this point the full impact of the UK leaving the European Union (EU) is unknown, but our city has a strong track record of economic diversity, growth and community resilience."

“All agree that the council  has a vital role in offering civic leadership and all have pledged to do all they can to work with the business community, universities and trade unions to steady investment certainty and job confidence.
 
“The Chief Executive of Brighton & Hove City Council is in contact with the chief executive officers of other public sector organisations as well as government departments to ensure a co-ordinated approach to the city’s management over the coming weeks and months.  This will include working with local community organisations to address concerns including a robust response to any incidences of hate crime.”

Leaders of the three political parties of the council are: 

Councillor Warren Morgan, Leader of the council and Leader of The Labour & Cooperative group

Councillor Geoffrey Theobald OBE, Leader of the Conservative group

Councillor Phelim MacCafferty, Convenor of the Green Group

Chief Executive

Geoff Raw is Chief Executive of Brighton & Hove City Council