Horsham district has all 44 seats up for grabs

Sue Roger, Horsham District Council cabinet member for a safer and healthier district ENGSUS00120121218101031
Sue Roger, Horsham District Council cabinet member for a safer and healthier district ENGSUS00120121218101031

ALL 44 seats at Horsham District Council will be up for grabs when voters head to the polls on Thursday, May 7.

Conservatives currently have a large majority with 32, compared to seven Lib Dems, four independents and one UKIP councillor.

Neither of the Steyning councillors, George Cockman and cabinet member Sue Rogers, are restanding. Jim Goddard (Bramber, Upper Beeding and Woodmancote) is also standing down.

Mrs Rogers said: “It has been an honour to represent the people of Steyning and Ashurst for the past four years.

“Being offered a job on the cabinet was unexpected and gave me the opportunity to work with some very talented officers at the district council.

“So much of my portfolio depends on partnership working and helping shape the policies that I care about very passionately has been very important to me.”

Nominations for two seats in Bramber, Upper Beeding and Woodmancote ward are:-

David Boyle, Coombe Road, Steyning, Lib Dem; David Coldwell, Mill Lane, Worthing, Conservative; Mike Croker, Maudlyn Park, Bramber, Green; Adrian Norridge, The Crescent, Steyning, Labour; Jean Sadgrove, The Crescent, Steyning, Labour; Ben Staines, Bowmans Close, Steyning, Conservative.

Nominations for Steyning:-

Jill Allen, Charlton Street, Steyning, Labour; Elizabeth Edmonds, Shooting Field, Steyning, Labour; Nick Hopkinson, Goring Road, Steyning, Lib Dem; Tim Lloyd, Coxham Lane, Steyning, Conservative; Bob Platt, Kings Stone Avenue, Steyning, Green; Michael Willett, Horsham Road, Steyning, Conservative.