Tories lose 100% control of council after Lib Dem by-election win

Lib Dem Susan Hatton, one of two new district councillors for Hassocks
Lib Dem Susan Hatton, one of two new district councillors for Hassocks
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Two years of complete Tory control of Mid Sussex District Council has come to an end with a Lib Dem by-election victory.

Back in May 2015 the Conservatives won all 54 seats on the council.

But both Tory councillors for Hassocks, Kevin Burke and Peter Martin, resigned earlier this year triggering by-elections.

Conservative Michelle Binks and Lib Dem Susan Hatton have been elected on a turnout of 79.3 per cent, with polling held yesterday (Thursday June 8).

Full results:

Michelle Binks (Conservative Party) 2023 votes – Elected

Susan Margaret Hatton (Liberal Democrat Party) 1931 votes – Elected

Jessica Edwards (Conservative Party) 1835 votes

Gemma Jane Stockford (Liberal Democrat Party) 1536 votes

William Matthews (Labour Party) 1042 votes

Harry William Mitchell Young (Labour Party) 812 votes

Vivienne Alloy (Green Party) 512 votes.

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