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Crawley local election results

The results as they came in.

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Crawley’s election results:

Maidenbower held by Conservatives:

Nigel Boxall 1,349, Legacy’s Leonard Elphick 48, Labour’s Morgan Flack 556

 

West Green held by Labour:

David Anderson Lib Dem 99, Ian Pendlington 547, Karen Sudan Labour 615

 

Pound Hill South held by Conservatives:

Andrew Belben 1,376, Colin Flack Labour 911

 

Bewbush held by Labour:

Thomas Bidwell Tory 452, Michael Jones Labour 891, Arshad Khan Justice Party 34, Janet Setford-Thompson Legacy 32, Sarah Smith Lib Dems 131

 

Broadfield North held by Labour:

Chris Brown 61, Ian Irvine 822, Irshad Jalaldeen Conservatives 338

 

More news: “We are hugely grateful to the people of Crawley” – Peter Lamb, Leader of Crawley Borough Council

 

Broadfield South held by labour:

George Bird Legacy 82, Tim Lunnon Labour 652, Jonathan Purdy Conservatives 478.

 

Langley Green held by Labour:

Kevin Hall Tories 586, Malik Shahzad Labour 1,124, Marco Scepanovic Lib Dems 141

 

Pound Hill North held by Conservatives:
Richard Burrett Conservatives 1,194, Stuart Gunatillake Labour 605.

 

Southgate just manage to be held by Labour:
Karim Khassal Con 1,111, Kevin Osborne Lib Dems 199, Raj Sharma 1,125.

 

More news: Labour ‘just’ manages to hold onto control of Crawley

 

Northgate held by Labour
Andrew Humphries Con 576, Peter Lamb Lab and Co-Op 674, Mike Sargent Lib Dem 73

 

Ifield by Labour
Josh Bounds Con, 1,141, John Lethbridge Lib Dems 123, Neil Setford-Thompson Legacy 39, Laura-Lee Willcock Labour 1,150

 

Furnace Green held by Conservatives

Dan Dobson Lab 975, Carol Eade Con 1,009, Allan Griffiths Legacy 15, Harry Old Lib Dems 98

 

RESULT – Labour holds onto control of Crawley

Results analysis here.

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Crawley vows to keep children fed as towns council looks to continue support over Christmas

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The extent of the backlash from Crawley residents to the recent voting down of a motion to keep school children fed over the half term has been both vocal and wide spread.

Their governments response appears to have completely missed the publics feeling at this disastrous time with a pandemic obliterating the life we all knew only months ago.

But Crawley has decided it will not just stand by and allow anyone to suffer.

Restaurants, charities and even social media groups across the town have pledged to do whatever they can to support children who are in need of support and who could possible go hungry without help.

Two examples of restaurants helping are The Master Fryer in Pound Hill and La Rusta in the town centre.

Master Fryer in Pound Hill is providing sausage and chips to every pupil in need.

The Master Fryer on Pound Hill Parade is one of the towns restaurants helping out.

They have pledged to feed very single school child in need next week with a sausage and chips. From Monday 26th and for the rest of the half term any school child who is in need of meal can turn up without fear or judgement to received their meal.

Owners Peter Huzzey & Barry Swan made the decision after hearing the motion had been voted down.

Peter Huzzey said:

“We saw that the government had voted down extending school meals, so we wanted to step up and do something about it.

I know a lot of people are struggling at the moment and we want to help out as much as we can and we are really pleased that we can do something, we just hope we don’t run out of sausages”

La Rusta packed Lunch

La Rusta in the town centre is providing packed lunches consisting of ham or cheese sandwich with fresh fruit and drink Monday 26th to Friday 30th October.

One of the towns well known social media pages, Spotted Crawley on facebook has already started a voucher scheme where followers can donate money for voucher cards allowing families to then be able to buy food.

Owner Dan said:

“After hearing of the vote on Wednesday, and the reaction which followed, it was clear that there would be a need out there this half term. The response to our appeal has been overwhelming and we’ve provided 64 vouchers to families so far. With the support of local businesses and the public of Crawley, no child will go hungry this half term”

But many more are also involved including charities and even individuals with one Crawley mum spending the whole weekend cooking and baking meals ready to hand them out next week.

And residents and businesses are reminded they can also donate to local groups such as The Easter Team, Open House and Giving Back Crawley, who run local foodbanks.

Official figures say that over 2,500 children across the town qualify for free school meals although it is thought the figure is now much higher now following jobs losses due to Covid-19.

But whilst the towns support is welcome there is an even larger problem only two months away, something the towns council leader wants to be able to do something about.

Crawley Council Leader Peter Lamb said that he and his colleagues had been working none-stop to try to solve the problem over half term, but with only a couple of days notice it was proving almost impossible.

Mr Lamb added that the show of support from the Crawley community was heart warming but that the council had to do more and promised they were ‘preparing to ensure no child goes hungry over Christmas’.

But Mr Lamb added that the money required to be able to do this just did not exist and that help from the community would be required to make it happen.

Mr Lamb said:

“The reality is that local authority finances have been decimated by COVID-19 and both local councils are having to make big cuts in order to keep running, meaning we will need the crowdfunding from the local community to help finance these meals and we hope to be able to use a pot of dedicated funding Crawley BC can access to provide a level of match-funding.

I would certainly hope that large local businesses who have recently made many local parents redundant might consider what support they can afford to provide.”

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