UKIP’s success continues as they take Conservative seats in Hampshire and now West Sussex.
WITH 42 seats so far the Conservatives have retained control of 71 seat West Sussex County Council but UKIP made big strides.
They clocked up eight seats with four in the Bognor, Selsey and Bourne areas including taking former council chairman Mike Coleman’s Conservative Nytimber seat.
The breakdown in our area is:
UKIP Bernard Smith gains Selsey from Conservatives
UKIP Ann Rapnik gains Bersted from Lib Dems
Pieter Montyn retains The Witterings for Conservatives
Jeremy Hunt retains Chichester North for Conservatives
Francis Oppler retains Bognor Regis East for the Lib Dems
Conservative Simon Oakley gains Chichester East from Lib Dems
Council Leader Louise Goldsmith retains Chichester West for Conservatives
UKIP Sandra James gains Bourne from Conservatives
Conservative Margaret Whitehead retains Chichester South
UKIP Tony Sutcliffe gains Nyetimber from county council chairman Mike Coleman
Conservative Ashwin PATEL gains Bognor Regis and Aldwick from Lib Dems