Introducing our Parliamentary Candidate
We are delighted to announce that our Parliamentary Candidate for Mid Sussex in the General Election on 12 December will be Gemma Bolton.
On hearing that she had been selected, Gemma said,
“I am proud to be standing as parliamentary candidate for the constituency in which I grew up and where I still live. I am excited to be taking the fight to the Tories and Lib Dems locally, and can’t wait to spread Labour’s message of real change across our community. I hope you will all join me in this.”
Dean Finch, Chair of Campaigns Committee said,
“We are delighted that Gemma has been selected as our candidate. A true socialist, she has been active within our party for several years and will do us proud.”
The results of the 2017 General Election* confirmed that Labour is the official opposition in Mid Sussex. We almost doubled Labour’s vote compared to 2015, increasing our vote share from 14% to 25%. The Liberal Democrats came third, with only half of Labour’s votes. With strong local campaigning and a stunning new manifesto in the pipeline, we can continue to build on this.
It's time for real change in Mid Sussex
At our Campaign Launch event members across Mid Sussex came to hear Gemma Bolton, our parliamentary candidate, give a rousing speech at the campaign launch. She pledged that Labour would reverse the devastating Tory and Lib Dem cuts to our public services and build a strong economy by investing in ordinary people rather than the privileged few.
There were inspiring speeches from Tan Dhesi, standing for re-election as MP for Slough, and Lavina O’Connor, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for East Worthing and Shoreham. Midwife Tara Greatorex gave a moving testimonial on the detrimental effects of the underfunding and privatisation of the NHS on midwifery. Lecturer Dr Daniel Noon also spoke of his experience of the damaging cuts to higher education and Labour’s promise to abolish tuition fees. And the Unite South East Regional Chair, Gordon Lean, spoke on Labour’s commitment to rescind the Trade Union Act.
Gemma said, “At the 2017 general election in Mid Sussex, Labour doubled its share of the vote to be the clear opposition to the Tories. On December 12, it is a clear choice between more of the same from the Tories or a fairer, better Britain from Labour. It is a once in a generation opportunity to vote for real change.”
Office opening hours until election
If you would like to meet our campaign team or our candidate, find out how you can help, or even just pick up a poster. Our Burgess Hill office, at 15 Junction Road will be open:
Tuesday and Thursday 2 to 4 pm
Wednesday 6 to 7 pm
Or contact Ian the membership secretary at
Message from the Mid Sussex Chair, Elaine Bolton
Nine years of Tory/Lib Dem government have crippled this country. Only Labour has the policies to create a fairer and more prosperous society for all. And it doesn’t matter whether people voted Leave or Remain because Labour will offer voters a further chance to confirm their choice once in government.
We have just five weeks to win this election so there’s no time to lose! Join our committed campaign team and find out what it is like to help win a general election and elect a Jeremy Corbyn-led government.
Take a look at our 2019 Mid Sussex Manifesto - Labour’s vision for a better future for Mid Sussex. We are confident that you will find this manifesto one that you can support and that will appeal to Mid Sussex people.
General Election 2019 Results
A big thank you to all who helped in our campaign, sadly the results both locally and nationally were dissapointing
Mid Sussex Results
BOLTON, Gemma Nadia Labour Party 11,218
DAVIES, Miriam Jane Alice The Conservative Party Candidate 33,455
EGGLESTON, Robert Liam Liberal Democrats 15,258
MORTENSEN, Brett David Advance Together Candidate 47
NICHOLSON, Deanna Wendy Green Party 2,234
THUNDERCLAP, Baron von Monster Raving Loony Party 550