Francis Maude and Nick Herbert have been elected as Members of Parliament following the General Election held on Thursday 6 May.
Part of the Mid Sussex District actually falls within the Electoral Boundaries of the Horsham and Arundel and South Downs Constituencies and many Mid Sussex residents voted for candidates in those areas at the recent General Election. Ardingly, Balcombe, Turners Hill and parts of Slaugham all fall within the Horsham Constituency. Hassocks, Pyecombe, Newtimber, Poynings, Fulking, Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common all form part of Arundel and South Downs Constituency.
The General Election result for the Horsham Constituency is as follows:
Francis Maude (Conservative Party) 29,447 votes - Elected
Godfrey Newman (Liberal Democrat Party) 17,987 votes
Andrew Skudder (Labour Party) 4,189 votes
Harry Aldridge (UK Independence Party) 2,839 votes
Nick Fitter (Green Party) 570 votes
Steve Lyon (The Christian Party) 469 votes
Jim Duggan (The Peace Party) 253 votes
Derek Kissach (Independent) 87 votes
Turnout at the polls for the Horsham Parliamentary Constituency amounted to 72.12% o the electorate, which compares with 68.15% i 2005.
The General Election result for the Arundel and South Downs Constituency is as follows:
Nick Herbert (Conservative Party) 32,333 votes - Elected
Derek Deedman (Liberal Democrats) 15,642 votes
Tim Lunnon (Labour Party) 4,835 votes
Stuart Bower (UK Independence Party) 3,172 votes
Turnout at the polls for the Arundel and South Downs Parliamentary Constituency amounted to 73.05% o the electorate, which compares to 69.12% i 2005.
Horsham District Council carried out the election arrangements for both Horsham and Arundel and South Downs Constituencies. Full results of the elections are published on online at http://www.horsham.gov.uk/, can be obtained by visiting Horsham District Council's Park North offices, North St, Horsham or by calling 01403 215571.
11 May 2010