Nominations for the West Sussex County Council election opened on Tuesday (March 26th) and will close at noon next Friday (April 5th). The election takes place on Thursday May 2nd.
Nine County Councillors represent Worthing on West Sussex County Council and all places are contested every four years. The political split at the moment is four Conservatives, four Liberal Democrats and one Independent.
For the purposes of County, Worthing is divided into nine divisions which are on average 1.5 times the size of a Worthing Borough Council ward. Each division has just the one County Councillor whereas Worthing Borough Council wards have two or three members.
The County divisions are: Broadwater, Cissbury, Durrington & Salvington, Goring, Northbrook, Tarring, Worthing East, Worthing Pier and Worthing Central.
West Sussex County Council is the higher local authority and is responsible for Adult and Children Services, Education and Schools and Highways and Transport.