Reports

Proposed Loss of Preston Park Train Services

Clarence Mitchell, the Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Brighton Pavilion, spent an early morning at Preston Park Station advising commuters of proposed changes to a vital train route in the city and raising awareness of the limited time left for their views to be heard by the rail operator Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR). New timetable changes could mean the loss of some services to and from Preston Park Station. Public consultation ends on Jan 30th.

Clarence Supports The Argus Big Beach Clean Up 2014

A team from Brighton and Hove Conservatives, including Clarence, was up early and down on the beach between the Palace Pier and the West Pier from 08.30am on Tues May 27th to support the 2014 Argus Big Beach Clean Up. Among those BHCA members picking up the litter along with Clarence was BHCC Conservative Group Leader Cllr Geoffrey Theobald, Cllr Carol Theobald, Cllrs Ken and Ann Norman, Cllr Graham Cox and Withdean BHCC Candidate Nick Taylor. Kemptown MP Simon Kirby also took part.

Clarence supports Robert Jenrick in Newark

Clarence, the Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Brighton Pavilion, joined the Prime Minister, Transport Secretary, Northern Ireland Secretary and dozens of other Tory candidates in Newark on Sunday (May 25th) to support the Conservative candidate Robert Jenrick ahead of the town's vital by-election on June 5th. Clarence spent the morning meeting Newark voters and delivering leaflets for Robert, working alongside colleagues including Mark Reckless, the MP for Rochester and Strood.

Clarence Mitchell meets William Hague

Clarence Mitchell, the Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Brighton Pavilion, met the Foreign Secretary recently as he was passing through the region ahead of the European Elections on May 22nd.

Clarence on BBC Sunday Politics South East, BBC1

Clarence appeared as a guest on the BBC Sunday Politics South East on BBC1, alongside Liberal Democrat PPC Jasper Gerard (Maidstone and The Weald) In a wide ranging discussion with Jasper, Clarence condemned the attempts by Brighton's Greens to hold a referendum to raise the city's council tax by more than twice the rate of inflation, whilst failing to properly deliver basic core services. He also discussed compensation for sufferers of mesothelioma, his support for properly regulated, environmentally assessed fracking operations and the continuing poor performance of Brighton's rubbish and recycling services.

Out and about in Withdean

Another great Withdean canvass with the first hint of winter in the air. Thanks to all including Nick Taylor (Withdean ward candidate), Withdean ward Councillors Ken and Ann Norman, Cllr Geoffrey Theobald (BHCC Conservative Group Leader and Patcham ward councillor), Cllr Carol Theobald (Patcham ward councillor) and Karen Miles (Patcham ward candidate) 

Latest Withdean Canvassing

The Pavilion canvassing team were out in full force again on a brisk wintry afternoon talking and listening to residents in and around Maldon Road. Withdean ward councillors Ken and Ann Norman, along with Withdean ward candidate Nick Taylor, Patcham ward candidate Karen Miles and activist Patrick Gorton all worked with Clarence to assess the concerns and issues of the area. The imminent extension of BHCC parking controls was one of the principal discussion points with a variety of views being expressed. The team outlined how a Conservative controlled city council would end rip-off parking charges, ease the city-wide congestion through a number of measures and pledge not to bring in new parking control schemes, all with the primary aim of parking enforcement being the preservation of parking for residents themselves.

Clarence on The Daily Politics, BBC 2

Clarence was invited onto The Daily Politics on BBC 2 on Monday to discuss, among other things, the early success of the Help To Buy housing scheme, the closure of some NHS walk-in centres and his selection as the Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Brighton Pavilion. Clarence was interviewed by Jo Coburn, a former BBC colleague, and he was joined by two other PPCs on the show, Rowenna Davis (Lab) Southampton Itchen and Maajid Nawaz (Lib Dem) Hampstead and Kilburn