Last updated:
26 July 2017

Electoral process

Find out about the process for local, national and European elections.

District and borough councils administer all elections, whether they are:

  • parliamentary
  • European parliamentary
  • county
  • borough
  • district
  • parish.

District and borough council elections

These are usually held either every four years or every three out of four years.

County Council elections

These are held every fourth year. The next County Council elections will be held in May 2021.

They decide the 70 county councillors who will each represent an electoral division in West Sussex.

By-elections

These can be held at any time between scheduled elections, usually when a county councillor resigns or dies.

Parliamentary elections

The next general election will be held on 8 June 2017. There are 8 Members of Parliament representing constituencies in West Sussex.

European elections

The last European election was held in May 2014. As these are held every five years, the next election will be held during May 2019.

 

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