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Union at centre of Southern dispute calls for urgent meeting with ministers

A rail union at the centre of a dispute affecting Southern train services is calling for an urgent meeting with the reappointed Transport Secretary.

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East Sussex County Council has achieved 95 per cent superfast broadband coverage and is working on more

Tory broadband coverage promise ‘broken’ claim Lib Dems

A Tory promise of universal superfast broadband coverage for East Sussex has been ‘broken’, according to the Lib Dems.

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Eastbourne General Election - Town Hall 8/6/17 (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-171006-101910001

Defeated Conservative’s message after election disaster

Former Eastbourne MP Caorline Ansell has spoken for the first time today (Saturday) after her defat at the hands of Liberal Democrat Stephen Lloyd.

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Hove's Peter Kyle and Brighton Kemptown's Lloyd Russell-Moyle celebrate Labour's election success in the city, with city council leader Warren Morgan

GENERAL ELECTION: Labour vote surges across Sussex

Labour’s share of the vote surged across Sussex with the party taking Brighton Kemptown easily from the Tories and running them close in a number of areas.

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RESULT: Labour take Brighton Kemptown from Tories

RESULT: Labour take Brighton Kemptown from Tories

Labour’s Lloyd Russell-Moyle has been elected as MP for Brighton Kemptown, unseating the Tory incumbent.

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Maria Caulfield has been re-elected in Lewes

RESULT: Tory Maria Caulfield holds Lewes

Conservative Maria Caulfield has held on to her Lewes seat, fighting off a Lib Dem challenge.

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Conservative hold

RESULT: Tories hold Wealden

Conservative Nus Ghani has been re-elected MP for Wealden.

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Lewes count. Photo by Peter Cripps

Lewes: Turnout more than 76 per cent

Election officials say the turnout was 76.58 per cent in Lewes.

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Lewes count. Photo by Peter Cripps.

Lewes: Election count underway

Counting is underway at Lewes Leisure Centre to see who is to be the district's MP..

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Simon Kirby, Conservative candidate for Brighton Kemptown

Could Labour take Brighton Kemptown from Tories

If the BBC’s exit poll is correct Labour could take Brighton Kemptown from the Tories.

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Polling day

Horses, tandem bikes and celebrities...who says polling day is boring?

From campaigning while riding a tandem bike to riding a horse to a polling station, election day in Sussex has provided plenty of laughs for candidates and party activists.

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General election June 8

LIVE: Sussex general election results

Polling stations have closed – and now it is time to count the votes.

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Lib Dem and Conservative rosettes

Will Tories hold off Lib Dem challenge in Eastbourne and Lewes?

Back in 2015 the Conservatives took both Eastbourne and Lewes from the Lib Dems on the way to securing a majority in the Commons.

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Election counting

BREAKING: Exit polls predict hung Parliament

BBC’s exit poll has predicted a hung Parliament, with the Conservatives losing seats to other parties.

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General election June 8

Your guide to election night in Sussex

Back in 2015 the Tories swept to victory, securing a majority in the House of Commons under David Cameron. Will Theresa May manage to do the same?

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ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

It’s going to be a long night as the UK goes to the polls for its snap 2017 general election.

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Polling station

Sussex polling stations open for general election voting

Polling stations across Sussex have opened for general election voting this morning (Thursday June 8).

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ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

After the polling miss at the 2015 general election, many politicians and journalists loudly declared they would never trust polls again. Two years later, opinion polls have regularly been leading the election news. First they foresaw a Conservative landslide, including a resurgence in Scotland, and more recently they’ve pointed to a shock Labour fightback.

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Survey suggests possible voting trends across South East

Survey suggests possible voting trends across South East

Labour may have won enough support in the South East to overtake the Conservatives, according to an exclusive nationwide survey of voting intentions.

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Election pollsters put their methods to the test – and turnout is the key

Election pollsters put their methods to the test – and turnout is the key

Trust in election forecasting is probably as low as it has been since 1948, when political polling suffered possibly its worst ever humiliation. In that year’s US presidential election, the 8-1 underdog Harry Truman defied all predictions to defeat his Republican challenger, Thomas Dewey. “Dewey Defeats Truman” screamed the now-infamous newspaper headline printed before the actual votes were counted.

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