HOVE RESULT: Tory win for Mike Weatherley

Mike Weatherley has won Hove for the Conservatives with 18,294 ahead of Labour MP Celia Barlow on 16,426. Lib Dem Paul Elgood third with 11,240, ahead of Green Ian Davey on 2,568, UKIP Paul Perrin on 1,206 and independent Brian Ralfe on 85.
Posted On 07 May 2010 at 5:23 am

Brighton and Hove counts nearing completion

The counts for Brighton and Hove are now expected to be 30 minutes from completion. They have taken around two hours longer than initially expected because of the closeness of all three votes.
Posted On 07 May 2010 at 3:53 am

Turnouts announced for Hove and Kemptown

The official turnouts for Hove and Brighton Kemptown are up from 2005 before postal votes have been included. In Hove 46,840 cast their ballot, a rate of 65.31%, up from 64%. In Kemptown the turnout was 41,078 or 62.23% up from 60.2%.
Posted On 07 May 2010 at 1:17 am

Greens and Conservative say Brighton Pavilion too close to call

Conservative Brighton Pavilion candidate Charlotte Vere said the seat remained too close to call. Speaking outside the counting hall at the Brighton Centre, Mrs Vere said the ballot boxes opened so far had seemed evenly split, echoing the impression she had received around the...
Posted On 06 May 2010 at 11:41 pm

Labour candidates play down chances

Labour candidates Simon Burgess and Celia Barlow admitted their hopes were not high as they arrived at the counting centre at the Brighton Centre tonight. Mr Burgess, standing in Kemptown, said he had been amazed by the enthusiasm of Labour supporters and expected plenty of votes...
Posted On 06 May 2010 at 11:11 pm

National exit polls call a hung parliament

Nationwide exit polls for the BBC, ITV and Sky have projected a hung parliament with the Conservatives the largest party. The Tories have been estimated to take 307 seats, up 97 since 2005 but leaving them 19 short of an overall majority. Labour had the second largest share with...
Posted On 06 May 2010 at 10:10 pm

High turnout predicted in Brighton and Hove

Welcome to our live blog from the election counts in Brighton and Hove. Keep checking here for the latest updates on the city’s three key marginal seats. Follow this link for the latest postings on Twitter from the city’s prospective MPs:...
Posted On 06 May 2010 at 8:05 pm

Brighton seafront site revamp plans revealed

More details of plans to regenerate a huge seafront site which has laid empty for a decade have been revealed. A gym has been proposed to fill a large ground floor section of The Terraces, the complex above the Sea Life Centre, in Madeira Drive, Brighton. It follows plans...
Posted On 28 Apr 2010 at 8:55 am