There are plenty of sources of information for Brighton (this site is particularly good for seeing What's On!), but we've listed the main local news sources and, below that, the current political state of the city so you can see what you're signing up for!
Brighton has two main papers - The Argus and the newer Brighton & Hove Independent (which is free). The Argus was founded in 1880 and is the local paper you'll spot in the headline stands outside lots of newsagents. The Brighton & Hove Independent was set up in 2011 and is now available, for free, from over 140 locations around the city and is delivered to some 2,000 businesses.
The two biggest local radio stations are Juice (107.2) and Heart (102.4/103.5) featuring local news and a good mix of music - you'll sometimes spot their cars around town and they run quite a lot of competitions through the week that are worth a go!
Brighton & Hove has 3 parliamentary consituencies; Brighton Kemptown, Brighton Pavilion and Hove. The MPs in these constinuencies are Lloyd Russell-Moyle (Labour), Dr Caroline Lucas (Green) and Peter Kyle (Labour) respectively. Brighton Kemptown changed parties from Conservative to Labour in the 2017 General Election.
Brighton Pavilion is quite proud to have the only Green MP, with the party gaining 10% more of the vote in each of the past 3 elections, taking them from 21.9% in 2005 to 52% in 2017.
In terms of council elections, currently Labour has minority control with 22 councillors (28 needed for a majority), Conservatives have 20 and Green have 11. There is also 1 independent councillor.