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Date set for Northgate and West Green by-election in Crawley

A by-election has been arranged for the West Sussex County Council division of Northgate and West Green, in Crawley, following the recent resignation of Mrs Sue Mullins.

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There are four candidates for the by-election with the day of the poll on the 2nd May 2019.

David Anderson – Liberal Democrat

Richard Kail – Green Party

Karen Sudan – Labour

Jan Tarrant – Conservative

The candidates details, including the full election timetable, are available on the County Council’s website:
https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/about-the-council/how-the-council-works/elections/northgate-and-west-green-by-election/

The results are expected on Friday 3 May.

Henry Smith

Henry Smith MP: Get vaccinated against the flu

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As our national response to COVID-19 continues, 30 million people will be asked to get vaccinated against the flu this year.

In England, the largest ever flu vaccination campaign is being launched, with all those eligible for the jab playing their part in saving lives.

Those able to receive the vaccine will be all primary school children as well as Year 7s for the first time; two- and three-year-olds; the most vulnerable people including adults aged 65 and over, those with long-term health conditions and pregnant women; and household contacts of people on the NHS Shielded Patient List and all health and social care workers who have direct contact with the people they care for.

After uptake has been maximised for the most at-risk groups, invites will extend to 50- to 64-year-olds later in the season, eligible for the first time in recognition of the scale of the healthcare challenges posed by the pandemic.

With research from Public Health England suggesting that those testing positive for both flu and COVID-19 were more than twice as likely to die compared to people with COVID-19 alone, the importance of getting your flu jab cannot be underestimated.

Those with co-infection of both viruses are also more at risk of severe illness. I urge everyone in the eligible groups to get the flu jab this winter.

Henry Smith MP
Crawley Constituency

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