VIDEO: electors flock to Lewes polling stations for the county council elections

Weeks of political discussion will end today as electors flock to the polling stations to vote in the East Sussex County Council elections.

Candidates hoping to win a seat on the county council will be nervously waiting for the results of the elections which will be announced tomorrow, May 3.

Election news.

Election news.

Polling stations opened at 7am with counting to be carried out in Hastings and Eastbourne boroughs on election night and in Lewes, Rother and Wealden districts tomorrow.

Polling stations will be open across the county until 10pm tonight.

You can keep up to date with all the election news as it happens at www.sussexexpress.co.uk as we bring you the latest information, winners and losers.

The district council is responsible for a variety of services, including roads, children & families, education, adult social care and the environment.

For a full list on candidates go to www.eastsussex.gov.uk/yourcouncil/localelections/elections.htm

County council elections are held once every four years, the same as general elections.

In the last county council election in 2009 a total of 49 councillors were elected.

The number included:

•Conservative – 29 (29)

•Labour – 4 (5)

•Liberal Democrats – 13 (13)

•Independent – 3 (2)

Figures in brackets show how many seats were held by each party before the election.

Chief Executive at East Sussex County Council, Becky Shaw said: “As a Council, we exist to serve the public of East Sussex, dealing with vital issues ranging from highways to education, social services and libraries, so it’s important that as many people as possible get involved by voting in the local elections today.”