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MPs defend voting record on rented homes safety in wake of tragic Grenfell Tower fire

Linking the Grenfell Tower disaster to a vote on ensuring rented homes are ‘fit for human habitation’ is politically motivated, MPs have claimed.

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling pictured in May

Union at centre of Southern dispute calls for urgent meeting with ministers

A rail union at the centre of a dispute affecting Southern train services is calling for an urgent meeting with the reappointed Transport Secretary.

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Relief for Horsham parking ‘suffering’?

Relief could be on the way for Horsham residents ‘suffering’ parking problems.

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Hove's Peter Kyle and Brighton Kemptown's Lloyd Russell-Moyle celebrate Labour's election success in the city, with city council leader Warren Morgan

GENERAL ELECTION: Labour vote surges across Sussex

Labour’s share of the vote surged across Sussex with the party taking Brighton Kemptown easily from the Tories and running them close in a number of areas.

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Jeremy Quin re-elected as Horsham MP

RESULT: Tories hold Horsham

Conservative Jeremy Quin has been re-elected as Horsham MP.

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Nick Herbert, re-elected as MP for Arundel and South Downs

RESULT: Tories hold Arundel and South Downs

Conservative Nick Herbert has been re-elected as MP for Arundel and South Downs.

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Polling day

Horses, tandem bikes and celebrities...who says polling day is boring?

From campaigning while riding a tandem bike to riding a horse to a polling station, election day in Sussex has provided plenty of laughs for candidates and party activists.

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LIVE: Sussex general election results

Polling stations have closed – and now it is time to count the votes.

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Seven of eight Tory West Sussex MPs pictured last year

Will West Sussex Tories keep their seats?

Seven of the eight Conservative MPs before the election are re-standing again in West Sussex, with most defending large majorities.

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Election counting

BREAKING: Exit polls predict hung Parliament

BBC’s exit poll has predicted a hung Parliament, with the Conservatives losing seats to other parties.

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General election June 8

Your guide to election night in Sussex

Back in 2015 the Tories swept to victory, securing a majority in the House of Commons under David Cameron. Will Theresa May manage to do the same?

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ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

It’s going to be a long night as the UK goes to the polls for its snap 2017 general election.

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Polling station

Sussex polling stations open for general election voting

Polling stations across Sussex have opened for general election voting this morning (Thursday June 8).

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ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

After the polling miss at the 2015 general election, many politicians and journalists loudly declared they would never trust polls again. Two years later, opinion polls have regularly been leading the election news. First they foresaw a Conservative landslide, including a resurgence in Scotland, and more recently they’ve pointed to a shock Labour fightback.

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Survey suggests possible voting trends across South East

Survey suggests possible voting trends across South East

Labour may have won enough support in the South East to overtake the Conservatives, according to an exclusive nationwide survey of voting intentions.

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Election pollsters put their methods to the test – and turnout is the key

Election pollsters put their methods to the test – and turnout is the key

Trust in election forecasting is probably as low as it has been since 1948, when political polling suffered possibly its worst ever humiliation. In that year’s US presidential election, the 8-1 underdog Harry Truman defied all predictions to defeat his Republican challenger, Thomas Dewey. “Dewey Defeats Truman” screamed the now-infamous newspaper headline printed before the actual votes were counted.

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Candidates clash over impact of land value tax on Sussex

Conservatives have claimed that the Labour manifesto’s proposed review of council tax and its possible replacement by a Land Value Tax - sometimes dubbed a ‘garden tax’ - could lead to massive tax increases for some Sussex residents.

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Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

What causes terrorism? The combination of the horrendous terrorist attack in Manchester [and now, the attacks on London Bridge] and a British general election inevitably meant that this question would dominate political and media discourses. And so it has. Particular attention has, once again, been drawn to the role of western foreign policy, including that of the UK, as a driver of extremist violence.

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(l-r), UKIP's Roger Arthur, Labour's Susannah Brady, Jim Duggan of the Peace Party, Lib Dem Morwen Millson, chair Canon Guy Bridgewater, Conservative Jeremy Quin, Catherine Ross of the Green Party, James Smith of Something New

Candidates grilled on Brexit and school funding

Horsham’s parliamentary candidates were grilled on topics from Brexit to school funding at an election hustings last night (Wednesday May 31).

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ELECTION 2017: Why charities should be allowed to campaign freely at election time

ELECTION 2017: Why charities should be allowed to campaign freely at election time

Everybody was caught off guard when Theresa May announced Britain would be heading to the polls on June 8. But charities were more surprised than most by the news – which had an immediate impact on their day-to-day campaigning operations.

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