Two by-elections will be held next month following the death of West Sussex county councillors.

Councillors Michael Dennis and Peter Mockridge both died in April. They represented Cuckfield Rural and Saltings wards.

The elections will be held on July 3 at polling stations in the wards, which will be open from 8am to 9pm.

Mr Dennis, married with three grown-up children, had served on the council since 1993. He was an international banker for 30 years and an honorary British consul to the Republic of Djibouti.

He held a number of council positions, including cabinet member for public safety and information and liaison services.

Mr Mockridge, who represented Saltings ward from 2001, was confined to a wheelchair during his illness but still managed to serve on the environmental and public safety services committee and the planning committee.

He spent 35 years as a building surveyor in private practice and for the Greater London Council and the Inner London Education Authority.

Mr Mockridge was married with three grown-up children.