Polling stations open for local elections across Sussex Brighton News

VOTERS are heading to the polls across Sussex to determine who they want to lead their local councils.

In Worthing, Labor and the Conservatives are battling for control of the council, with the two parties each having 17 councillors, short of the 19 needed for a majority. Labor hopes to take control of the City Council for the first time in history, while the Conservatives hope to restore their majority – which was lost after a by-election last December.

In Rottingdean, voters will elect a new councilor following the sudden resignation of Joe Miller earlier this year. The Greens currently have the most councilors in Brighton and Hove with 20, 16 for Labour, 12 for the Conservatives and five independent councillors. The by-election is expected to be the last electoral test for the parties before elections for the full council next year.

Meanwhile, in Crawley, Labor are hoping to secure a majority after leading the council in coalition with an independent adviser. The Conservatives are the largest group currently with 18 councillors, while Labor has 17 with one independent.

In Adur, the Tories hold 19 council seats to Labour’s five, with two Independents and one Green. 14 of the council seats are up for election.

Labor is fighting to retain majority control of Hastings Council, where they have 18 councillors, compared to the Tories’ 12, including two Greens. Half of the council’s 32 seats are in contention today.

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