Rather than 'campaigning all year round' like other parties shamelessly claim, the one Lib Dem councillor in Regency ward - Dawn Davidson has finally been discovered standing as a 'paper candidate' in Rottingdean Coastal- a Tory seat where the Lib Dems come a very poor third and will not win. Doesn't Regency deserve better?
Labour are the only party to hold regular monthly surgeries in the ward at St Mary Magdalen's Community Centre on Upper North Street. These are run by Labour Councillor Roy Pennington who is also a well known attendee at resident's organisations and along with hardworking Labour Regency candidate Dan Yates is committed to the ward (Roy has been councillor here since 1994).
This ward is going to be a close three way split between Labour, Green and Lib Dem, just 40 votes separated candidates from these parties last time in the fight for an election place in Regency ward.
Lots of people in Regency are fed up of the Lib Dems hot air and shameless bravado. The truth is, with just 3 councillors out of 54 on Brighton and Hove council, they have very little influence and as Dawn Davidson demonstrates - what few councillors they do have don't always stick around.