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

Clarence in Clarence Square, Regency Ward

A great turn out to support Clarence in, appropriately enough, Clarence Square in Regency Ward in the heart of the Pavilion consitituency. Despite the ward's two Council seats currently being held by the Greens, including the Green group leader Cllr Jason Kitcat, voter concerns over the poor performance of the Council accurately reflected those being voiced in other wards, not least the council's current transport policies. Parking charges, road congestion and the difficulty in getting deliveries to local businesses in the city centre were all raised on the doorstep. Conservative support was particularly solid in many of the residential apartment blocks that characterise Regency. An excellent day's campaigning with solid support from colleagues from across the Brighton & Hove Conservative Association area. The general election may be 18 months away, but for Clarence and his team the campaign is already well underway. 

Clarence on ITV Meridian - The Last Word

Clarence was invited on to ITV Meridian's monthly political show The Last Word on Thursday to discuss, among other things, energy prices and open primaries. Clarence was joined by two other PPCs on the show, which also included a discussion about Margaret Thatcher, who Clarence knew well from his time as a reporter on the Hendon and Finchley Times.

Canvassing in Preston Park

Clarence was joined by Councillors and activists from across the constituency for a canvassing session in Preston Park this Saturday.

Clarence Inspires City College Journalism Students with Engaging Talk

Clarence energised and inspired students at City College Brighton with an exciting, informative and engaging talk on Monday. Clarence spoke about his time as a junior reporter in local newspapers, through his time working for the BBC and the Cabinet Office, to his current position on the European media team of PR firm Burson-Marsteller. He also spoke about his selection as the Tory PPC for Brighton Pavilion and his campaign in general.

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. 

Clarence Calls For Green National Park Traveller Site Rethink

Clarence and the Conservatives are calling on the South Downs National Park Authority to reject an application by the Green Administration of Brighton & Hove City Council, supported by the Labour Group, to build a new permanent traveller site in the National Park at Horsdean, next to the existing transit site.

Down to the Bone a Great Success

Clarence was pleased to attend the charitable art exhibition Down to the Bone on Tuesday night. The event was a rousing success, raising lots of money to help rescue abandonded and mistreated dogs in Portugal and Spain.