Mid Sussex Local Election results 2019
PR2218/TC/JB - 07/05/2019
At the local elections on Thursday 2nd of May 2019, the Conservative group retained control of Mid Sussex District Council, winning 34 of the Council’s 54 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 start their induction process this week following which their positions will be made official at the Annual Council Meeting on Wednesday 22nd of 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, 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 3rd of 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 online at www.midsussex.gov.uk/elections