Nationally, Compass campaigns for a more equal, democratic and sustainable society and Brighton and Hove Compass is working to build on those values to find a new direction for our city post Covid-19. Compass is open to all progressives, in any political party or none. We currently have Labour, Green and Lib Dem members and some who are not in any political party. We want to build back better, fairer, more sustainably and more democratically in Brighton and Hove after our current crises.
Brighton and Hove is a creative and progressive city. We have a vibrant artistic, community and voluntary sector and a strong campaigning track record with causes such as Pride, Black Lives Matter, the environment and sustainability issues receiving substantial support across the City. And we have a majority of progressive councillors on the City Council.
We think that amidst the tragedy and chaos of the Covid-19 crisis, there is an opportunity to create a new and better ‘normal’ – where equality, sustainability and democracy are not just aspirations but a living reality with practical implications for where we live. We believe that no single issue, organisation or political party can achieve this by themselves so we have to work together in new and radical collaborations to make it happen.