Ian Hart at the Historical Worthing Council Election

Latest TV Presenter Ian Hart is in Worthing to speak to the incoming councillors after the recent council election, which saw Labour take power from the Conservatives, and saw the Liberal Democrats reduced to a single councillor.

Peter Kyle MP, the Labour member of parliament for Hove. Having grown up in Bognor Regis, he knows the Worthing area well, and reflects on what this historical victory means for the area, and what this reflects about the strengths of the Labour party.

Cllr Hazel Thorpe of Tarring Ward is now the sole Liberal Democrat councillor in Worthing Borough Council, and she talks about why her party has come out of this election so bad, citing phenomena like tactical voting and Westminster.

Cllr Dr Becky Cooper of Marine Ward is leader of the Labour Party in Worthing Borough Council, and is expected to become council leader in the next council meeting. She reflects on the victory and emphasises what her party will do next to serve the area and uphold promises made to the people of Worthing.

Cllr Kevin Jenkins of Goring Ward is leader of the Conservative Party in Worthing Borough Council, and outgoing council leader. Despite the loss of power from his party for the first time in 18 years, he doesn’t see this as a complete failure, and explains why.

Cllr Samuel Theodoridi and Cllr Ibsha Choudhury are the Labour councillors of Castle Ward, and they reflect on the recent election cycle and foul play from the Conservatives during the campaign trail, along with how big the swing to Labour has been in a relatively short amount of time.

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