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Candidates revealed for Crawley local election

The candidates for the 2018 election of the Crawley Borough Councillors have been announced.



The election of Borough Councillors for each of the below listed Crawley Wards will take place on Thursday 3rd May 2018 and the candidates have now been revealed.

Tilgate, Gossops green and Three bridges do not have elections this year.

In the current political ward map the ward that will be scrutinised the most is likely to be Ifield where it has a neutral control with one Conservative and one Labour councillor.

Also, Southgate will be hotly sought after with three council seats up for grabs currently standing at 2 Labour and 1 Conservative.  If the Conservative win an additional seat here it will split the towns political map in half.


Thomas Bidwell – The Conservative Party

Michael Gerard Jones – Labour Party

Arshad Khan- Justice Party

Janet Elizabeth Setford-Thompson – Legacy

Sarah Smith – Liberal Democrats

Broadfield North

Christopher James Brown – Legacy

Ian Irvine – Labour Party

Irshad Jalaldeen – The Conservative Party

Broadfield South

George Paul Bird – Legacy

Tim Lunnon – Labour Party

Jonathan Purdy – The Conservative Party

Furnace Green

Dan Dobson – Labour Party

Carol Eade – The Conservative Party

Allan Peter Griffiths – Legacy

Harry Old – Liberal Democrats


Josh Bounds – The Conservative Party

John Lethbridge – Liberal Democrats

Neil James Setford-Thompson – Legacy

Laura-Lee Willcock – Labour Party

Langley Green

Kevin Hall – The Conservative Party

Shahzad Abbas Malik – Labour Party

Marko Scepanovic – Liberal Democrats


Nigel Boxall – The Conservative Party

Leonard Thomas Elphick – Legacy

Morgan Flack – Labour Party


Andrew Humphreys – The Conservative Party

Peter Keir Lamb – Labour And Co-operative Party

Mike Sargent – Liberal Democrats

Pound Hill North

Richard David Burrett – The Conservative Party

Stuart Gunatillake – Labour Party

Pound Hill South and Worth

Andrew Belben – The Conservative Party

Colin Flack – Labour Party


Karim Khassal – The Conservative Party

Kevin Osborne – Liberal Democrats

Raj Sharma – Labour Party

West Green

David Anderson – Liberal Democrats

Ian Pendlington – The Conservative Party

Karen Sudan – Labour Party

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Crawley count well underway

Anxious wait on the results



The count of the votes on wards up for election has begun this morning.

Turnout figures are not yet known with some wards reporting a decent turnout which could have been attributed to the weather.

The reality of how close this count will be is very evident on the faces of the candidates.

Lots of hushed conversations taking place and anxious eyes trying to work out how many votes they may have got.

See the results as they come through here.

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