Voters go to the polls in leaders former ward

A BY-ELECTION is taking take place today (Thursday February 16) for a vacancy on Horsham District Council following the shock resignation of former leader Robert Nye in December.

Five candidates are contesting the Itchingfield, Slinfold and Warnham seat.

The by-election polling hours will run from 7am to 10pm at three polling stations.

An HDC spokesperson said: “The by-election results will be declared by midnight on polling day and a copy of the results will be posted on the count venue door, which will be Park Barn in Horsham opposite Horsham District Council offices, and online at”

For more information on the by-election or electoral registration contact Horsham District Council on 01403 215126 or email