On Thursday Natalie Bennett spoke during the BBC Challengers' Debate of the positive change Caroline Lucas has brought to British politics since she was elected as the MP for Brighton Pavilion.
However, word reaches Steerpike that not everyone in Lucas's constituency is so enamoured with the Green politician's work. Several Brighton residents have taken to Twitter to complain to Lucas along with the council's recycling and refuse service that their rubbish is not being collected on time:
We're now clearing other's #waste in front of our home @RecyclingRefuse thought was job of @BrightonHoveCC #rubbish pic.twitter.com/jiAxY3lxVg
— mel poluck (@melpoluck) April 13, 2015
— Kieran Barnard (@kieranbarnard) April 14, 2015
. @huxley06 Spoke too soon. Bin lorry stopped in our street but no rubbish was collected @RecyclingRefuse — Jane Zacharzewski (@dzyrl) April 16, 2015
@RecyclingRefuse just had the pointless street cleaning vehicle for its 6 monthly visit to our street. Box ticking exercise wasting money
— Chris Todd (@ecochris_todd) April 16, 2015
@RecyclingRefuse @BrightonHoveCC this mess has been on Mornington Cres for days; have you stopped street cleaning? pic.twitter.com/voMBIoRCmR — Laura Furse (@lafurse) April 15, 2015
— Steve Reeves (@ReevesTP) April 14, 2015
Overflowing communal bins @RecyclingRefuse Buckingham street near station pic.twitter.com/CED69S8Ybp
— GreenCycleSussex (@FreegleBrighton) April 13, 2015
— Holly Wallis-Copley (@HollyJWC) April 13, 2015
All dumped few doors from me in Paston Place. Not happy! Please sort out asap! @RecyclingRefuse @warrenmorgan pic.twitter.com/09cYMpDm6o
— Mark Laverick (@marklaverick) April 10, 2015
— erdem erdo (@erdemerdo) April 8, 2015
So @RecyclingRefuse ignore my earlier post, and now it's worse. I hope @CoxGraham when you get in you sort this out! pic.twitter.com/Zwn1vgrUFE
— Jason Bradshaw (@JBradshawLLB) April 7, 2015
— GreenCycleSussex (@FreegleBrighton) April 7, 2015
@BrightonHoveCC four weeks on, still here! pic.twitter.com/JktHeNa1x3 — joy flowers (@scruftgirl) April 14, 2015
And the parks:
— Rachel Reeve (@mermaid2069) April 9, 2015
The issues come after Brighton's infamous bin strike in 2013, which saw residential streets filled with rubbish as refuse workers went on strike over plans to cut their salaries.
So much for a brighter, fairer future.