3 May 1999: Tory leader William Hague visits Brighton on the election trail

Tory Party leader William Hague paid a flying visit to Brighton in a bid to boost its chances in the local elections.

He used the occasion to attack traffic gridlock in Brighton, telling voters: “The Labour council has clearly messed this one up.” 

Mr Hague said the party had an excellent chance of unseating Labour in the Brighton and Hove elections. In fact, Labour held on to power with a reduced majority.

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