The Conservatives have taken one of Labour’s six county council seats in Crawley.
Going into yesterday’s election, Labour held six of nine seats in the town, with the Tories holding the other three.
New boundaries came into force at this election, with the Tories taking the division of Three Bridges, where Charles Petts beat out Labour’s Julian Charatan by around 150 votes.
However the closest race was in Southgate and Gossops Green, where Labour incumbent Michael Jones finished 23 votes ahead of the Tories’ Kim Jaggard.
Duncan Crow, who was re-elected as a Conservative councillor for Tilgate and Furnace Green, tweeted: “Thank you Tilgate and Furnace Green! I’ve just been re-elected with a majority of nearly 1,000!”
Broadfield: Lab hold: Brian Quinn
Bewbush and Ifield West: Lab hold: Chris Oxlade
Langley Green & Ifield East: Lab hold: Brenda Smith
Maidenbower and Worth: Con hold: Bob Lanzer
Northgate & West Green: Lab hold: Sue Mullins
Pound Hill: Con hold: Richard Burrett
Southgate and Gossops Green: Lab hold: Michael Jones
Tilgate & Furnace Green: Con hold: Duncan Crow
Three Bridges: Con gain from Lab: Charles Petts
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