Politics affects everyone – even if you don’t vote. The Reverb Politics Show, presented by former Brighton and Hove councillor Geoffrey Bowden, puts the men and women making the decisions under the spotlight.
JANUARY EDITION NOTES
This month there are two editions of the RadioReverb Politics Show.
PROGRAMME 1: SETTING THE COUNCIL’S ANNUAL BUDGET
The first looks into the ticklish task facing city councillors when setting a budget for the coming financial year. Its ticklish, because central government in Westminster has cut funding for local government by 40 per cent in recent years. A legal budget must be set, otherwise government officials will impose one. However, with a decrease in funding from the government, it can only mean cuts in services, job losses and an increase in Council Tax bills. We talk to the politicians at the heart of the decision-making.
PROGRAMME 2: EAST BRIGHTON BY-ELECTION
With the resignation from the council of Lloyd Russell-Moyle at the end of last year, following his election to serve as Member of Parliament for Kemptown, a by-election has been called for Thursday, 8th February. We speak to all the candidates contesting the ward.