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Turnout was udown by almost three percent in the general election across Brighton and Hove, the City Council has confirmed.

73.2 percent of voters (163,381 out of 223,203) in the city voted on December 12th to decide who they want to represent them in Parliament across the town’s three constituencies.

This was down 2.6 percent from 75.8 percent at the last general election in 2017, but considerably up on the 42.5 percent at the local elections in May.

Turnout in Brighton Kemptown is down on 2017; 69.7 percent from 72.7 percent.

Turnout in Brighton Pavilion is also down from 76.6 percent in 2017 to 73.56 percent.

In Hove, turnout was down by just under two percent – from 77.75 percent to 76.09 percent.