Local elections in the United Kingdom are due to be held on 6 May 2021. There are 70 West Sussex County Council divisions and councillors, and our constituency, Arundel and South Downs, overlaps with 11 WSCC Divisions.
In the 2017 elections, there were 8 Liberal Democrat councillors in West Sussex, 51 Conservative and 4 Labour.
Yesterday our County Councillors met to debate and agree next year's budget.
The Lib Dem Team put forward a series of amendments that would have protected frontline services and seen investment in the things that matter to you.
Every Conservative County Councillor in Mid Sussex rejected our suggestions despite them being fully costed.
Here is a reminder of what we put forward...
Following Dominic Cummings unusual public appearance on Monday, in which he admitted to breaking several lockdown restrictions and driving for 60 miles to test his eyesight, Tory MP Andrew Griffith leapt to defend his new bosses' top advisor on Twitter.
The tweet, which read "Calm, fulsome [sic] and reasonable explanation given by DC just now. Sunlight shone on the situation. Media to now crawl back under rocks... #whatawasterofbankholidayweeken", was quickly 'ratioed' (the term for hostile comments vastly outweighing 'likes') for its Trumpian language and defence of Cummings questionable behaviour.
Arundel and South Downs is a parliamentary constituency in West Sussex, in the South East of England. The seat has been held by Conservative MP Andrew Griffith since December 2019, when he was parachuted in by Boris Johnson following the resignation of incumbent Nick Herbert.