Brighton and Hove Conservative’s offices in Sackville Road, Hove have again been targeted with graffiti. This is one of a number of “attacks” over recent months directed at the local Conservative office. During the recent elections the office window was sprayed with paint and they have been again. Billboards have been vandalised and dog’s mess has been left outside the entrance with a number of undesirable “things” posted through the letter box.
Local Party Chairman, Cllr Lee Wares said, “We believe in freedom of speech and expression but it is inexcusable for that to be in the form of criminal damage. It is also particularly unpleasant and concerning for staff.” He added, “The country exercised its democratic right to vote in May and returned a majority Conservative Government. I accept that will not please everybody and clearly not the person who spray painted our offices but, this is not the way to create change or prevent us from delivering on our manifesto promises”
Conservative Opposition Leader, Cllr Geoffrey Theobald said “We don’t always like the outcomes of elections and that is the same for us and many residents of the City who now have a minority Labour Administration. However, in our democratic country there should be healthy debate and not acts of anti-social behaviour and criminality”.
The Police are investigating.
Councillor Lee Wares
Patcham and Hollingbury
Member of Planning Committee
Member of Licensing Committee
Member of Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Brighton and Hove City Council
Tel: 01273 291996