Issue 15 May 2019

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Mid Sussex Local Election results 2019

votingAt the local elections on Thursday 2 May 2019, the Conservative group retained control of Mid Sussex District Council, winning 34 of the 54 available seats.The Liberal Democrat Party took 13 seats, the Green Party gained 3 and Independent candidates were elected to 4 seats.

The newly elected Councillors have already undertaken their induction and their positions were made official at our Annual Council Meeting on Wednesday 22 May.

There were 143 candidates who put themselves forward for election to the 26 wards of the District Council. Of the 109,434 people who are eligible to vote in the Mid Sussex District, nearly 38.5% voted. This includes postal votes which were issued to 17,946 residents with a 65% postal vote return rate.

Election Day itself saw 75 polling stations in the Mid Sussex District open all day from 7am -10pm. The count for the elections took place at The Triangle Leisure Centre, Burgess Hill on Friday 3 May. In some cases the results were very close, including three occasions where the difference in being elected or not was under 25 votes.

Town and Parish Councils were also contested on the same day. A full listing of those elected for all of the Councils is available online at www.midsussex.gov.uk/elections

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