Good news, the Green Party has won the council by election in Brighton Goldsmid.
Congratulations to Alex Phillips on a very welcome result.
Lib Dem 280
This is a great advance from the last election, and a massive decline in the Labour vote. Things looks very good for the general election from this result and it also makes us the joint second largest group with Labour.
As the Brighton Argus was saying earlier today this result is crucial in terms of the balance of power and for the Greens to have kept the seat out of Tory hands will have a real impact on the future running of the city.
The make up of the council (54 places in total) now looks like this;
12 + 1