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Prime Ministerial Visit

The Prime Minister visited the city yesterday to meet party members and announce a key policy regarding youth employment

New Regency Candidates

Please welcome the new Regency council candidates, Kevin and Jo Jameson!

Lively Debate at Sussex Uni

Last night I attended a lively debate at Sussex University for the Brighton Pavilion candidates.

Preston Park Cycle Track Campaign

I was happy to be present on Saturday at a campaign event aimed at securing improvements to the vital community asset that is the Preston Park Cycle Track.

Debate at IDS

A great debate was held at The Institute of Development Studies at Sussex University last night. All the major candidates for Brighton Pavilion took part in a lively discussion about the role of the UK in the world in a range of subjects from aid, global development, security and global warming.

Campaign Update

Clarence's team hit a range of locations, canvassing and delivering leaflets around the city.  

Clarence appears on BBC Sunday Politics South East BBC 1

Clarence appeared again as a guest on the BBC Sunday Politics South East on BBC1, alongside Labour PPC Tris Osborne (Chatham and Aylesford) In a broad debate with Tris, Clarence discussed the urgent need for greater investment in the South East's railway infrastructure, not least his support for the campaign to introduce vital capacity via another mainline for Brighton to London (BML2) and he expressed his concern over Labour's suggestions of a limited reintroduction of rent controls. House prices and rents in Brighton remain prohibitively high for many people, not just the city's young people and its student population, while nearly 19,000 people remain on Brighton's housing waiting lists. Clarence made the point that against the backdrop of the government successfully delivering growth in the national economy to improve people's living standards and wages overall, the answer actually lies in more affordable housing being built, with effective enforcement action being taken simultaneously against rogue landlords and poor conditions. Historically, rent controls have been shown not to work, often choking off the housing supply when landlords simply stop renting their properties out or sell up altogether rather than accept capped rents.You can view Clarence's appearance here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03zhs9x/Sunday_Politics_South_Eas…(from 31.05 - 51.05)  

Clarence Praises Cameron's Conference Message

Clarence Mitchell joined thousands of Conservative supporters in Manchester this week when he attended the annual party conferences. He left, like many others, invigorated and inspired by the Prime Minister's excellent speech.