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Labour hold control of Crawley

With a win of 19 over the Conservatives 17 seats Labour have held control of the town.



After a long day of counts and recounts the final results have come in with both Labour and Conservatives losing and gaining seats in several wards.

Overall though Labour has held control but there have been some shocks.

In particular the current Mayor, Carlos Castro lost his seat in Tilgate to Conservative Charles Petts.

The elected were:

Bewbush & North Broadfield

Marion Ayling – Labour

Rory Fiveash – Labour

Michael Jones – Labour


Ian Irvine – Labour

Tim Lunnon – Labour

Tahira Rana – Labour

Furnace Green

Duncan Crow – Conservative

Carol Eade – Conservative

Gossops Green

Liam Ascough – Conservative

Chris Mullins – Labour


Geraint Thomas – Labour

Peter Smith – Labour

Jilly Hart – Labour

Langley Green & Tushmore

Shahzad Malik – Labour

Brenda Smith – Labour

Tom McAleney – Labour


Kim Jaggard – Conservative

Jennifer Millar-Smith – Conservative

Duncan Peck – Conservative

Northgate & West Green

Peter Lamb – Labour

Gurinder Jhans – Labour

Karen Sudan – Labour

Pound Hill North & Forge Wood

Tina Belben – Conservative

Richard Burrett – Conservative

Kevan McCarthy – Conservative

Pound Hill South & Worth

Andrew Belben – Conservative

Bob Lanzer – Conservative

Alison Pendlington – Conservative


Mike Pickett – Labour

Morgan Flack – Labour

Rajesh Sharma – Labour

Three Bridges

Bob Burgess – Conservative

Brenda Burgess – Conservative

Jonathan Purdy – Conservative


Francis Guidera – Conservative

Charles Petts – Conservative


‘Blood all over the road’ Stabbing in Broadfield last night only 150 yards from Primary School closes road

The cordon is not expected to be lifted till the afternoon.



Police have cordoned off part of Seymour Road in Broadfield as they investigate a stabbing.

It occurred last night only 150 yards from a Primary School.

Officers were informed by ambulance a man had been injured in Seymour Road, Broadfield around 1.25am on Friday (May 24).

The victim, a local man in his 40s, was walking home when he was approached by another man, who had his face covered, and assaulted. He was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

A scene guard currently remains in place.

Chief Inspector Rosie Ross said:

We would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the assault or thinks they saw the victim either before or after the incident.

“We are relying on witnesses to provide first-hand accounts of the assault which is vital to aid our investigation.

“Serious violent crime in Crawley, which is not associated with other types of criminality, is rare.

“Communities will see an increase in high visibility patrols and we are encouraging witnesses to speak to those officers with any information they have.”

One resident said:

“I live yards from this and didn’t hear a thing last night. There’s blood all over the road!”

Anyone who witnessed the assault or has information on the incident is asked to report online or call 101 quoting Operation Gull.

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