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Worthing West candidates make their pitches for your vote

Candidates for election in Worthing West 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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The empty unit in Littlehampton, which is set to become a Pizza Hut. Picture by Google Street View

Littlehampton set for Pizza Hut despite objections

Pizza Hut is poised to open in Littlehampton after plans to convert an empty shop into a takeaway were approved despite concern over ‘irritating’ mopeds.

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New Arun chairman takes office

Arun District Council’s new chairman has taken office – after supporting staff to raise more than £6,000 during his time in office.

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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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Who should I vote for?

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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Emily Thornberry

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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Arun’s local plan struggles leave taxpayers with seven-figure bill

Taxpayers have forked out more than £1.8million to produce Arun’s local plan, a freedom of information request by this newspaper has revealed.

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Councillor Ricky Bower

Cabinet departure ‘not a sacking’, veteran councillor claims

A veteran Arun cabinet member surprisingly relieved of his duties last night has refuted his departure being a ‘sacking’ (Thursday, May 18).

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Get out there and vote on June 8

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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Councillor Ricky Bower

Veteran Arun councillor removed from post amid cabinet reshuffle

A senior Arun councillor who dodged numerous calls from the public to resign has been surprisingly relieved of his duties amid a cabinet reshuffle which also saw failed leadership challengers axed.

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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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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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Paul Sanderson, right, with his campaign manager son, Zack, is bidding to become Independent MP for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton SUS-170515-142249001

How a nine-year-old’s take on politics inspired father’s bid for Parliament

A reflection of the Punch and Judy politics of Westminster by a nine-year-old girl helped inspire her father’s bid for Parliament.

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ELECTION 2017 - Fact Check: are fewer people switching gas or electricity company?

ELECTION 2017 - Fact Check: are fewer people switching gas or electricity company?

“We wanted to see more competition. We wanted to see more people able to switch between energy users [sic], that, over the last three or four years has not happened. This is a market that is not working perfectly and therefore we are intervening to make markets work better.”

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