Mid Sussex voters head to the polls


Voters from the Mid Sussex constituency will head to the polls today in one of the tightest general elections in living memory.

National opinion polls have shown Conservatives and Labour neck and neck over the last few days, and even if one party emerges the winner, neither are expected to have a majority of MPs in the House of Commons.

Candidates in Mid Sussex hoping to replace Nicholas Soames as MP are UKIP’s Toby Brothers, Labour’s Greg Mountain, the Green Party’s Miranda Diboll, Daisy Cooper for the Lib Dems, independent Beki Adam.

In 2010’s general election 55,855 people cast their votes in Horsham - a turnout of 72.4 per cent.

Polls open at 7am and close at 10pm, with Mid Sussex District Council elections running on Saturday.

A full list of MSDC candidates in each ward can be found in last week’s Middy (April 30).

In 2010’s general election Sussex returned 13 Conservative MPs, two Lib Dems and one Green, with six seats changing hands.

Whatever happens across Sussex, several constituencies are guaranteed to return new MPs with politicians standing down in Bexhill and Battle, Horsham, Wealden, and Hove.

According to the Met Office voters heading out today can expect a dry and mostly sunny day across Sussex.

For results early tomorrow morning, as well as reaction and comment check our website and follow us on Twitter @mid_sussex