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Gay Brighton couple hope to be first elected councillors together

Jessica Geen April 13, 2011

A gay couple from Brighton hope they will become the first civil partners to be elected as councillors at the same time.

Peter Booth, a businessman, and Kelvin Poplett, a travel agent, are standing as Tory candidates for East Brighton ward next month alongside Chris Sandland, who was a founder member of Stonewall.

The ward’s three seats are currently held by Labour councillors Gill Mitchell, Warren Morgan and Craig Turton.

Mr Poplett said: “We are fighting to win.”

The chairman of gay Conservative group LGBTory, Matthew Sephton, said: “For Peter and Kelvin to be elected together as civil partners could well be yet another first for the LGBT community.“

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