About Us

The Federation of Brighton Pavilion and Hove & Portslade Conservatives represent the Conservative Party in the Brighton Pavilion and Hove & Portslade Constituencies, which stretch from the Pier to the Portslade/Fishersgate boundary and from the sea to the South Downs.

As an organisation we work to elect Conservatives to Brighton & Hove City Council, Parliament and the European Parliament. In May 2010 the residents of Hove & Portslade elected Mike Weatherley as their Member of Parliament.

The Federation works in 16 of the 21 wards of the Brighton & Hove City Council. The other wards are located in the Kemp Town Conservative Association area. For information on the Kemp Town Conservatives, please visit their website here.

People

Danielle Harmer-Strange

Danielle Harmer-Strange

Deputy Vice-Chairman (Political)

Lee Wares

Lee Wares

Chairman

Lee is a Chartered Building Surveyor and was born and raised in the City. He is proud to boast that he has lived here for his entire 48 years. He is fiercely passionate about the City and the wants to see adequate affordable housing, investment in local business and improved tourism. Lee believes in the quality of having a community spirit where people live and as a Councillor, will dedicate whatever time and effort is needed to support communities, their needs and bring solutions to their concerns.

Lee was educated at Portslade Community College and went on to Brighton Technical College, Southampton Institute of Higher Education and the College of Estates Management at Reading University. He has worked for the City Council and with major global institutions as well as businesses he has built from scratch. Lee brings a considerable amount of business skills to the local Conservative Party and has a tremendous sense of doing what is right for Brighton to the benefit of its residents and visitors.

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Lucy Emeile-Samy

Candidate Liaison

Sue

Sue Ellerton

Deputy Vice-Chairman (Membership)

Geoffrey

Geoffrey Theobald OBE

President and Conservative Group Leader

Danielle Harmer-Strange

Danielle Harmer-Strange

Deputy Vice-Chairman (Political)

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Tony Janio

Deputy Chairman (Political)

Tony has been a councillor for Hangleton and Knoll since 2007.

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Sue

Sue Ellerton

Deputy Vice-Chairman (Membership)

Nick Taylor

Nick Taylor

Deputy Chairman (Membership)

Brighton-born, Nick’s priorities lie firmly in education, particularly with regard to broadening the availability and choice of schools and increasing provisions for disadvantaged children. He is keen to begin work listening to the residents of Withdean and answering your concerns. Please do get in touch!

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Heather Newberry-Martin

Agent

Heather loves her job and always quips that there is never a dull moment in the world of politics. She especially enjoys meeting so many interesting people from all walks of life. The office is located in the centre of Hove and she has a strong team of volunteers who work tirelessly alongside her.

One aspect of her job is to secure the election of the parliamentary candidates, as well as securing Councillors in Local Government elections. Having worked alongside Mike Weatherley during his successful General Election campaign, Heather was invited to join him for the State Opening of Parliament and counts this as one of the best experiences of her life.

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