Conservatives just beat UKIP to Alfriston, East Hoathly and Hellingly

In Alfriston, East Hoathly and Hellingly, the Conservatives squeaked in just ahead of UKIP.

Nick Bennett (Conservative) polled 1272 votes (38.8 per cent) beating UKIP’s Dan Docker into second place with 1131 (34.5 per cent).

Election news.

Election news.

Trailing behind was Andy Watkins for the LibDems with 552 votes (16.8 per cent) and Tom Serpell for Labour with 327 (10 per cent.)

In the 2009 election, Nick Bennett for the Conservatives took 43.1 per cent with 1720 votes.