VOTERS across Sussex are going to the polls today to determine who they want to run their local councils.

Residents in Adur, Crawley, Hastings and Worthing will elect councillors for their local authorities, with a by-election for Brighton and Hove City Council in Rottingdean Coastal - following the sudden resignation of a councillor earlier this year.

Councillors are elected for four-year terms, with most councils electing half or a third of the council at a time.

Here is a full list of candidates running for election across all five councils today:

Adur District Council

In Adur, 14 out of the council’s 29 seats are up for election. Currently, the Conservatives hold the most seats on the council with 19 councillors. Labour have seven seats on the council, with two independents and one Green.

  • Buckingham Ward: Emma Evans (Conservative), Nico Kearns (Liberal Democrats), Joseph O’Halloran (Labour)
  • Churchill Ward: Sylvia Knight (Labour), Helen Mears (Green), Steve Neocleous (Conservative)
  • Cokeham Ward: Richard Aulton (Labour), Tony Bellasis (Conservative), Lynn Finnigan (Green)
  • Eastbrook Ward: Jill Lennon (Conservative), Joy O’Neal (Labour)
  • Hillside Ward: Rebecca Allinson (Labour), Neil Parkin (Conservative)
  • Manor Ward: Carol Albury (Conservative), Maggie Rumble (Green), Nigel Sweet (Labour)
  • Marine Ward: Pam Alden (Labour), Victoria Benson (Green), Julia Watts (independent)
  • Mash Barn Ward: Lee Cowen (Labour), Carina Livingstone (Green), Doris Martin (Liberal Democrat), Mike Mendoza (Conservative)
  • Peverel Ward: Stephen Garrard (Labour), Leslie Groves-Williams (Green), Paul Mansfield (Conservative)
  • Southlands Ward: Tania Edwards (Conservative), Dan Flower (Labour), Ian Jones (Liberal Democrats), Anne Younger (Green)
  • Southwick Green Ward: David Batchelor (Liberal Democrats), Jude Harvey (Labour), Peter Riley (Green), Leila Williams (Conservative)
  • St Mary’s Ward: Catherine Arnold (Labour), Brian Coomber (Conservative), Jane Mott (Green)
  • St Nicolas Ward: Julian Shinn (Green), Bob Towner (Conservative)
  • Widewater Ward: Patrick Ginnelly (Green), Adrienne Lowe (Labour), Andy McGregor (Conservative)

Brighton and Hove City Council

One seat is up for election in Brighton and Hove due to a by-election in Rottingdean Coastal, caused by the sudden resignation of Joe Miller earlier this year. Currently, there are 20 Green councillors, with 15 for Labour, 12 Conservatives, with six independent councillors.

  • Rottingdean Coastal Ward: Libby Darling (Green), Lynda Hyde (Conservative), Robert Mcintosh (Labour), Stewart Stone (Liberal Democrats), Stephen White (independent), Alison Wright (independent)

Crawley Borough Council

In Crawley, a third of the council’s 36 seats are up for election. The council is currently led by a Labour-independent coalition, with the Conservatives with 18 councillors, Labour with 17 and one independent.

  • Bewbush and North Broadfield Ward: Tan Bui (independent), Robin Burnham (independent), Jonathan Purdy (Conservative), Sharmila Sivarajah (Labour), Holly Smith (Green)
  • Broadfield Ward: Parveen Khan (Liberal Democrats), Valerie Knight (Conservative), Tim Lunnon (Labour), Carolina Morra (Heritage Party)
  • Furnace Green Ward: Allan Griffiths (Reform UK), Hazel Hellier (Conservative), Angharad Old (Liberal Democrats), Jason Vine (Labour)
  • Ifield Ward: Jilly Hart (Labour), Lawrence Mallinson (Liberal Democrats), Ines Manning (Green), Martin Stone (Conservative)
  • Langley Green and Tushmore Ward: Tahir Ashraf (Conservative), Iain Dickson (Green), Tahira Rana (Labour), Mike Sargent (Liberal Democrats)
  • Maidenbower Ward: Jennifer Millar-Smith (Conservative), Max Perry (Green), Peter Smith (Labour)
  • Northgate and West Green Ward: David Anderson (Liberal Democrats), John Atherton (Green), Gurinder Jhans (Labour), Tony Johnson (Conservative)
  • Pound Hill North and Forge Wood Ward: Tiny Belben (Conservative), Justin Russell (Labour)
  • Pound Hill South and Worth Ward: Matthew Gaffar (Labour), Cyril Gambrell (Green), Bob Lanzler (Conservative)
  • Southgate Ward: Andrew Eastman (Liberal Democrats), Robin Fitton (Green), Yasmin Khan (Labour), Jan Tarrant (Conservative)
  • Three Bridges Ward: Craig Burke (Conservative), Danielle Kail (Green), Stephen Pritchard (Labour), Paul Taylor-Burr (Liberal Democrats)
  • Tilgate Ward: Khayla Abu Mosa (Labour), Maureen Mwagale (Conservative)

Hastings Borough Council

In Hastings, 16 of the borough council’s 32 seats are being contested, where there is a Labour majority. Currently, Labour have 18 councillors, with the Conservatives with 12 and the Greens with two.

  • Ashdown Ward: Michael Edwards (Conservative), Jane Hartley (Labour), Andrea Needham (Green), Nick Perry (Liberal Democrats)
  • Baird Ward: Hannah Fisher (Conservative), Dan Hope (Green), Emlyn Jones (Liberal Democrats), Mike Turner (Labour)
  • Braybrooke Ward: Craig Andrew (Conservative), Veronica Chessell (Liberal Democrats), Nicholas Davies (British Communist Party), Margi O’Callaghan (Labour), Sally Phillips (Green)
  • Castle Ward: Sue Clarke (Conservative), Becca Horn (Green), Judy Rogers (Labour), Jonathan Stoodley (Liberal Democrats)
  • Central St Leonards Ward: Tony Collins (Green), Ruby Cox (Labour), Steve Milton (Liberal Democrats), Mus Samadi (Conservative)
  • Conquest Ward: Gabriel Carlyle (Green), Kenan Hakko (Labour), John Rankin (Conservative), Robert Wakeford (Liberal Democrats)
  • Ginseng Ward: Kim Forward (Labour), Amanda Jobson (Green), Chris Meaden (Conservative), Susan Stoodley (Liberal Democrats)
  • Hollington Ward: Paul Barnett (Labour), Tracey Lord (Green), Stuart Murphy (Conservative)
  • Maze Hill Ward: Justin Greenland (Labour), Terry Keen (Liberal Democrats), Beccy McCray (Green), Andy Patmore (Conservative)
  • Old Hastings Ward: James Bacon (Labour), Kim Hollis (Conservative), Benjamin Pacey (Green)
  • Ore Ward: James Hollis (Conservative), Gary Rolfe (Green), Simon Willis (Labour)
  • St Helens Ward: Andy Batsford (Labour), Lucy Brennan (Green), Bob Lloyd (Liberal Democrats), Laurie Loe (Conservative)
  • Silverhill Ward: Dave Carey-Stuart (Green), Sophie De-Roe (Conservative), Lee Grant (Liberal Democrats), Nigel Sinden (Labour)
  • Tressell Ward: Liam Crowter (Labour), Glenn Haffenden (Green), Judith Sillem (Conservative)
  • West St Leonards Ward: Matthew Beaver (Conservative), Sherry Clark (Green), Christopher Munn (Labour), Stewart Rayment (Liberal Democrats)
  • Wishing Tree Ward: John Cannan (Labour), Stephanie Fawbert (Green), Roger Streeten (Conservative)

Worthing Borough Council

Fourteen seats of 37 on Worthing Borough Council are being contested in today’s election, where the Conservatives and Labour currently hold 17 councillors each, with the Liberal Democrats on two seats and one independent.

  • Broadwater Ward: John Apsey (Liberal Democrats), Richard Battson (Green), Margaret Howard (Labour), Paisley Thomson (Conservative)
  • Castle Ward (two vacancies): Ibsha Choudhury (Labour), Robin Rogers (Liberal Democrats), Habib Shashaty (Conservative), Christopher Smith (Green), Samuel Theodoridi (Labour), Nicky Waight (Conservative), Nick Wiltshire (Liberal Democrats)
  • Central Ward: Christine Brown (Liberal Democrats), Jim Deen (Labour), Josh Harris (Conservative), Jo Paul (Green), Christopher Woodward (Freedom Alliance)
  • Durrington Ward: Charles James (Conservative), Graham McKnight (Labour), Emma Norton (Liberal Democrats)
  • Gaisford Ward: Stephen Carleysmith (Green), Michael Donin (Liberal Democrats), Dale Overton (Labour), Bryan Turner (Conservative)
  • Goring Ward: Kevin Jenkins (Conservative), Sonya Mallin (Green), Bruce Taylor (Labour)
  • Heene Ward: Syed Ahmed (Conservative), Ian Davey (Green), Richard Mulholland (Labour)
  • Marine Ward: Edward Crouch (Conservative), Julie Dawe (Green), Andy Whight (Labour)
  • Northbrook Ward: Mike Barrett (Labour), Sean McDonald (Conservative), Keith Sunderland (Liberal Democrats)
  • Offington Ward: Helen Abrahams (Labour), Nigel Morgan (Conservative), Steve Rhodes (Green)
  • Salvington Ward: Melanie Ling (Green), Heather Mercer (Conservative), Lysanne Skinner (Labour)
  • Selden Ward: Keith Bickers (Conservative), Dan Hermitage (Labour), Yvonne Leonard (Liberal Democrats), Clare Marshall (Green)
  • Tarring Ward: Karen Brooks (Green), Rita Garner (Labour), Iona Harte (Liberal Democrats), John Salisbury (Conservative)