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Photo:Brian Oxley with the Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Councillor Anne Meadows

Brian Oxley with the Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Councillor Anne Meadows

Photo by Tony Mould

Brian Oxley: Honorary Alderman

By Jennifer Drury

Sixteen years of service

Brian Oxley, former councillor and leader of the City Council in 2007/08, has been made an Honorary Alderman of Brighton and Hove. After sixteen years of service as a councillor, Brian stepped down in the autumn of last year in order to take care of his elderly father. The award was presented at a special meeting of Brighton and Hove City Council, following a unanimous all parties vote by his former colleagues.

"A very sharp political mind"

The current council leader, Green councillor Bill Randall praised Brian Oxley’s hard work and dedication saying “I always found him a worthy well-versed and knowledgeable opponent with a very sharp political mind. Brian has always been immensely well mannered and fair.” Praise for Brian Oxley’s work also came from Conservative group leader Geoffrey Theobald, and Labour group leader Gill Mitchell.

This page was added on 28/03/2012.
Comments about this page

I am a single parent with four children and way back in 2007-08 When I was having extreme problems with my housing, Brian was the only official person who came personally to my house to see me three times, to sort out my problems. I owe much to Brian and if it was not for his belief in me I dread to think what could have happened to myself and my children. My sincere thanks to him the only one who really really helped in an official line

By Susi Maxwell Stewart (29/03/2012)

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