The Women’s Equality Party are planning on running for election in the upcoming Brighton and Hove City Council elections; it is the first time they have done so.
On Twitter, they announced that they are contesting the ward of Hanover and Elm Grove, which is currently represented by two Labour and one Green councillor.
The party has not ruled out contesting seats in the other twenty wards on the city council. Despite not having run in Brighton before, they did contest last year’s local elections, but got no councillors elected and achieving up to 1.1 percent of the vote in the councils it contested seats in. Candidates for this ward and any others they plan to run in are due to be announced in the coming weeks.