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ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.

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East Worthing and Shoreham candidates make their pitches for your vote

Candidates for election in East Worthing and Shoreham on June 8 have made their pitches for Parliament.

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ELECTION 2017: Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

ELECTION 2017: Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

An article on The Independent is being widely shared on social media suggesting that a 30% increase in turnout among 18 to 24-year-olds would make the election of a majority Conservative government on June 8 rather unlikely. It followed a tweet by Alan Firth, a linguist at Newcastle University, commenting on an article by the vice president of the National Union of Students, Shelly Asquith. When contacted by The Conversation, Firth said that the calculations made in The Independent article reflected his own.

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County council chairman Lionel Barnard

County chairman: ‘Heartfelt sympathies’ to families of Manchester victims

West Sussex County Council’s chairman has shared a message of support to the families of the victims of last night’s attack in Manchester.

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Southern strike suspended after Manchester attack

Southern staff have suspended a planned rail strike in light of last night’s attack in Manchester.

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Sussex election campaigning suspended after Manchester attack

General election campaigning in Sussex has been suspended today in response to the Manchester attack.

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Five candidates for the Arundel and South Downs constituency attended the meeting on Monday night

Parliamentary candidates quizzed by voters

The five parliamentary candidates for the Arundel and South Downs constituency were last night (May 22) questioned on a range of topics including the NHS, immigration and Brexit.

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Who should I vote for?

With less than two weeks until the General Election it’s about time you decided you will get your vote.

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Have you registered?

Sussex voters reminded - less than three days left to register

There are just three days left to register to vote for the 2017 General Election.

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ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

The election machines have well and truly kicked into gear, so who’s had a good week, and who’s had a bad week on the campaign trail?

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Adur’s new chairman flouts own rule on forgetting badges – but dodges fine!

Adur District Council’s new chairman introduced a ‘fine’ for councillors forgetting to wear their pin badges to meetings – but then realised himself he had left his at home.

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Survey suggests possible voting trends across South East

The Conservatives’ plans to recruit 10,000 more mental health workers has found favour among voters in the south east.

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Southern train drivers’ dispute reignited by overtime ban

A dispute between rail bosses and Southern train drivers has been reignited with a ban on overtime working from June 4.

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Nick Herbert (Conservative) will take questions at the debate on Monday

First-time voters to quiz parliamentary candidates

First-time votes are readying themselves to question parliamentary candidates for the Arundel and South Downs constituency on Monday (May 22).

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Leslie Groves Williams, 2017 Green candidate for East Worthing and Shoreham. Picture by Ben Campbell-White. SUS-170517-105102001

Green Party election candidate to ‘stand up’ for East Worthing and Shoreham

‘Standing up’ for the NHS, free and high-quality schooling and the environment are among the priorities for the Green Party’s general election candidate for East Worthing and Shoreham.

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ELECTION 2017: Labour quizzed on costing of manifesto promises

ELECTION 2017: Labour quizzed on costing of manifesto promises

Labour’s election manifesto launch was overshadowed by fresh questions over how it would pay for a string ambitious promises costing billions of pounds.

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BREAKING NEWS: Southern staff to strike again

Southern staff will hold yet another strike as a trade union dispute enters its second year.

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New West Sussex County Councillors outside County Hall, Chichester, after May 2017 elections (photo submitted).

New faces in council’s cabinet after reshuffle

Two female councillors have been promoted to the county council’s cabinet after this month’s elections.

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Transport secretary Chris Grayling revealed the plans at a meeting with Conservative candidates Caroline Ansell and Maria Caulfield on Monday (May 15).

New A27 survey branded a 'waste of money'

A £3m public survey into a building a new A27 has been branded as a 'waste of money' by transport campaigners.

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Crucial housing plan step closer to approval – but ‘shortcomings’ must be addressed

A government inspector scrutinising a crucial document outlining the future of Adur has released his preliminary findings.

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