As Chairman of Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven Conservatives, and on behalf of the Association, I am very saddened to learn of the passing of James Ledward - who as the founder of GScene was a passionate campaigner for equality in Brighton and Hove.
As a young gay man growing up in Brighton, GScene was the go to ’publication’.
One of my predecessors as Chairman of our Association, Peter Booth, who is now a Vice President of the Conservative Party, said today “Kelvin and I have been very upset to hear of James’ passing. For many years he has been the champion of equality in Brighton. James was an honest and decent man. He lived life to the full’. He will be greatly missed.”
I echo Peter’s comments, and offer my condolences to James’ family and friends at this very difficult time.