Elections 2015: Crawley voters head for polls in General and Borough Elections

Election 2015
Election 2015

Voters from Crawley will head to the polls today in what should be one of the tightest General Elections in living memory.

Opinion polls have shown that, nationally, Conservatives and Labour were neck and neck over the last few days, and even if one party emerges the winner, neither are expected to have a majority of MPs in the House of Commons.

Henry Smith (Conservative) will be hoping to move back into his old office at Westminster but faces tough competition from Chris Oxlade (Labour), Chris Brown (UKIP), Sarah Osborne (Lib Dem) and Guy Hudson (Green Party).

In 2010’s General Election 47,504 people cast their votes in Crawley – a turnout of 65.4 per cent.

Polls open at 7am and close at 10pm, with Crawley Borough Council elections running alongside the national poll.

In 2010’s General Election, Sussex returned 13 Conservative MPs, two Lib Dems and one Green, with six seats changing hands.

Whatever happens across Sussex, several constituencies are guaranteed to return new MPs with politicians standing down in Bexhill and Battle, Horsham, Wealden, and Hove.

According to the Met Office voters heading out today can expect a dry and mostly sunny day across Sussex.

For results early tomorrow morning, as well as reaction and comment check our website and follow us on Twitter @Crawley_Obby.