The Labour Party would like to thank all those who voted Labour in the County Council elections on Thursday 6th May. We are delighted to have achieved an increase in our vote share in every seat. Support for Labour continues to grow in Horsham and, despite what some of our political opponents might claim, we are very much contenders in this area. In the 2019 local elections we pushed the Conservatives into third place in Forest ward and were the only Party challenging the Conservatives in Cowfold Shemansbury and West Grinstead and Colgate and Rusper.
On Thursday, our candidates’ , Chris Henson, Simon Birnstingl and Fiona Ayres , local focus and brilliant campaigning saw us gain second place in Billingshurst, Henfeld and Bramber Castle, where we are now the main challengers to the Tories. Only Labour can beat the Tories there ! And across the County Labour has achieved some amazing results with 5 new county councillors in Worthing.
In every County Council seat across Horsham District the Conservatives share of the vote fell, indicating that the electorate are increasingly dissatisfied with Conservative complacency and lack of regard for the communities they are elected to represent.
Horsham Labour Party will continue to work with our County councillors to stand up for our communities, oppose cuts to services call out Conservative waste and mismanagement, and to demand the quality of services we deserve . Thank you once again for your support .