Sussex goes to the polls

Local elections took place across Sussex at the beginning of the month with both East and West County Councillors up for election as well as some seats in Brighton and Hove and some district and boroughs.

In East and West Sussex the Conservative Party held their majority. In Brighton & Hove two by-elections took place. The council remains No Overall Control, the Green group are the administrative party with the most seats.

West Sussex County Council will formally appoint their Leader and Chairman on May 21, East Sussex County Council will do the same on May 25.

The Leaders will then usually announce their Cabinet at those meeting including the Lead Member for Adult Services and Health. Brighton & Hove committee roles are expected to be announced this week on May 20.

District and Borough Council elections also took place in Arun, Adur, Crawley, Hastings and Worthing. Adur and Worthing Borough Councils were held by the Conservative Party, Hastings was held by the Labour Party, Crawley remains No Overall Control; the Conservative Group is the administration with the most seats, Arun remained No Overall Control with the Conservative Party being the administration with the most seats.

The police and crime commissioner elections saw Katy Bourne, Conservative, be re-elected as Commissioner for the third time.