At the two by-elections held today (Thursday May 2 2013), the Conservatives have retained control of the two vacant seats on Horsham District Council of Chantry and Cowfold, Shermanbury & West Grinstead.
The results of the by-election for the seat on Horsham District Council of Chantry are as follows:
- Rosalyn Deedman – Liberal Democrats - 426 votes
- Diana Elizabeth Van Der Klugt - The Conservative Party Candidate - 1181 votes
- Peter James Alfred Westrip – UKIP – 1101 votes
The overall turnout was 35.15 per cent.
The results of the by-election for the seat on Horsham District Council of Cowfold, Shermanbury & West Grinstead are as follows:
- Roger Clarke – The Conservative Party Candidate – 873 votes
- Andrew Gregory Purches – Liberal Democrats – 243 votes
The overall turnout was 27.16 per cent.
There were four polling stations for the by-election in the Chantry ward - Amberley Church Hall, Storrington Guide Hall, Sullington Parish Hall and Washington Memorial Hall - which were open all day from 7am - 10pm.
There were three polling stations for the by-election in the Cowfold, Shermanbury & West Grinstead ward - Cowfold Sports Pavilion, Dial Post Village Hall and Partridge Green Village Hall - which were open all day from 7am - 10pm.
The count for the by-elections took place on Friday May 3 2013 at Bluecoat Sports Health and Fitness Club at Christ’s Hospital School, near Horsham.
The by-elections followed the resignation of councillor Chris Mason and councillor Andrew Dunlop in March 2013.
For more information on the by-election or electoral registration, please contact Horsham District Council on 01403 215126 or email firstname.lastname@example.org