West Sussex County Council 2021 Election Results
Across Mid Sussex the Tory vote declined by over 8 % from 2017 to 2021, although the overall number of voters rose by 17%. In Haywards Heath East Labour increased its vote share to 20.5%, the best performance since 2005.
Welcome to Mid Sussex Labour
The Mid Sussex Labour Party covers Burgess Hill, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath and surrounding villages. We have a branch of the party in each of the three towns.
Our membership is now over 770, an increase of well over 100% since 2015, and continues to grow following the 2019 General Election.
Mid Sussex Labour is an active party, initiating campaigns on both national and local issues, such as Rail Privatisation, Living Wage, local parking charges and Town Centre redevelopment plans which have received a lot of local support.
We are an eclectic bunch of people who all believe in Labour’s core values and try to find modern solutions to uphold those values and are very vocal in getting our views and ideas heard.
As well as being Labour supporters and activists we are very sociable and hold regular events including Summer and Christmas parties and Quiz Nights, and are looking at more informal ways of engaging people in discussion such as meetings in pubs or coffee bars.
We welcome all new members and value those we already have, everyone who joins us can be certain of a very warm welcome, and everybody’s voice will be heard.
Life’s not always as fair as we’d like - but society should be!
Pam Haigh - Chair, Mid Sussex CLP
Mid Sussex Labour will be out on the town again - just as soon as we can
When Covid restrictions allow, we will be out in Burgess Hill, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath and surrounding villages, promoting Labour and highlighting local issues...
Resuming our leafleting and door knocking, trying to get to those areas that we sometimes miss..
If you see us out and about come and say hello - we are a friendly bunch and always ready to chat!
We are not just an Election Party - we are a 365 day a year party, keep an eye on our Website and Facebook Pages for details of what we are up to.
Labour Councillors lead the fight to stop the closure of 32 West Sussex Children and Family Centres
Labour councillors from across West Sussex have started a petition to call on Tory run West Sussex County Council to halt the planned sweeping cuts to its Early Help service and reverse the proposed closures of the Children’s and Family Centres and Find it Out advice centres across the county.
The Conservative leadership at West Sussex County Council are proposing the closure of 32 of the 43 “Sure Start” Children and Family Centres in the county. If agreed, the changes would also see all 12 of the Find It Out youth advice centres close as well. These cuts would remove £1.95m in total from the council’s budget...
You can read the full Press Release on our News page.
The petition can be signed at the county council’s petition webpage.
19/02/2021 – Future traffic chaos outside Homebase in East Grinstead
The Homebase site in East Grinstead is due to become a Lidl discount supermarket. The East Grinstead Branch have called upon Mid Sussex District Council Planning authority to insist that before this change goes ahead significant changes are made to the road layout to improve safety and congestion especially for cyclists and pedestrians.
Consultation Response - Haywards Heath Town Centre Masterplan
Mid Sussex Labour Party has responded to the MSDC consultation on a Masterplan for Haywards Heath town centre. We believe this Masterplan is inadequate, unambitious and unrepresentative of the residents of Haywards Heath. It doesn't address the community concerns posed by the abrupt closure of Clair Hall. It isn't future proofed for all the economic challenges and climate changes we are facing. To view the full response please go to Consultation Response - Haywards Heath Town Centre Masterplan
Mid Sussex Labour has also issued the following Press Release