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Mid Sussex District

Shown within West Sussexmarker

Status: District
Region: South East England
Historic County: Sussex (Eastmarker)
Admin. County: West Sussexmarker
- Total
334.02 km²
Admin. HQ: Haywards Heathmarker
ONS code: 45UG
- Total ( )
- Density


/ km²

Ethnicity: 95.3% White
1.6% S.Asian
1.0% Black
1.2% Mixed Race

Mid Sussex District Council
Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
MPs: Nick Herbert, Francis Maude, Nicholas Soames
Mid Sussex is a local government district in the Englishmarker county of West Sussexmarker. It contains the towns of East Grinsteadmarker, Haywards Heathmarker and Burgess Hillmarker.

The district was created on 1 April 1974, and replaced the urban districts of Cuckfieldmarker, Burgess Hillmarker, and East Grinsteadmarker and nearly all of Cuckfield Ruralmarker. These districts had previously been under East Sussexmarker.

The District borders the Tandridge districtmarker of Surreymarker to the north, Lewes district and Wealdenmarker district to the east, and Brighton and Hovemarker to the south, all in East Sussex, and Horsham district and Crawleymarker to the west and northwest respectively, both of which are in West Sussex.

Civil parishes

Within the Mid Sussex District are the following civil parishes:
Parish Type Area (Hectare) Population (2001) Pop Density /Hectare
Albournemarker Parish Council 773 600 0.78
Ardinglymarker Parish Council 1609 1833 1.14
Ashurst Woodmarker Parish Council 251 1771 7.05
Balcombemarker Parish Council 2105 1765 0.84
Bolneymarker Parish Council 1479 1209 0.82
Burgess Hillmarker Town Council 947 28803 30.42
Cuckfieldmarker Parish Council 432 3266 7.57
Cuckfield Ruralmarker Parish Council 3869 1574 0.41
East Grinsteadmarker Town Council 2443 23942 9.80
Fulkingmarker Parish Council 628 250 0.40
Hassocksmarker Parish Council 1088 6821 6.27
Haywards Heathmarker Town Council 975 22800 23.38
Horsted Keynesmarker Parish Council 1581 1507 0.95
Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Commonmarker Parish Council 2030 6264 3.09
Lindfieldmarker Parish Council 224 5394 24.07
Lindfield Ruralmarker Parish Council 1981 2644 1.33
Newtimbermarker Parish Council 695 96 0.14
Poyningsmarker Parish Council 666 287 0.43
Pyecombemarker Parish Council 887 200 0.23
Slaughammarker Parish Council 2432 2226 0.92
Turners Hillmarker Parish Council 1390 1849 1.33
Twinehammarker Parish Council 784 271 0.35
West Hoathlymarker Parish Council 2139 2121 0.99
Worthmarker Parish Council 1995 9888 4.96
Mid Sussex Total 33403 127381 3.81

Local politics

The parliamentary constituency of Mid Sussexmarker covers most (but not all) of the District, and is currently held by the Conservative Party. The incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) is Nicholas Soames, the grandson of former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, and a former junior minister in the Government of John Major (1990–97). In the 2005 general election, Nicholas Soames held the seat with 48.0% of the popular vote, a 1.8% increase; the Liberal Democrat candidate Ms Serena Tierney took 36.1% of votes, a 5.0% increase; the Labour Party candidate Robert Fromant received 12.7% of the vote, a 6.1% decrease; and the United Kingdom Independence Party candidate Harold Piggott received 3.2%, a 0.7% increase. The turnout for Mid Sussex was 68.6% (49,494 people voted) up 3.7% from 2001.


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