Monday, May 06, 2019
Thank you Daniel!
Labour Group Leader, Daniel Yates, has announced his decision not to seek re-election as the Group Leader at the Annual General Meeting of the Labour Group on 13 May.
Dan has led the Group through a turbulent period following the resignation of his predecessor, who subsequently left the Party. His leadership ushered in a new period of dialogue and cooperation between the Group and the wider Party, upon which we must build in the coming period.
It is particularly to Dan’s credit that he responded promptly – and sensibly – to the results of the recent local elections which, whilst leaving us as the largest single party having held on to 20 seats, saw the progressive electorate of Brighton and Hove divide its votes between ourselves and the Greens.
Dan leaves his colleagues the challenge of choosing a successor who will be able to take forward the initiative which may well be his lasting legacy.