West Sussex County Council elections

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West Sussex County Council in England is elected every four years.

Political control[edit]

Since 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1][2]

Party in control Years
Conservative 1973 - 1993
No overall control 1993 - 1997
Conservative 1997–present

Council elections[edit]

West Sussex County Council election, 1997

West Sussex County Council election, 2001

West Sussex County Council election, 2005 (boundary changes reduced the number of seats by 1)[3]

West Sussex County Council election, 2009

West Sussex County Council election, 2013

By-election results[edit]

1993-1997[edit]

Ifield By-Election 11 July 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,283 79.8
Conservative 229 14.2
Liberal Democrat 96 6.0
Majority 1,054 65.6
Turnout 1,608 26.7
Labour hold Swing

1997-2001[edit]

Chichester East By-Election 7 May 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 1,077 50.2 +4.5
Conservative 750 34.9 -0.5
Labour 319 14.9 -3.9
Majority 327 15.3
Turnout 2,146
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Steyning By-Election 6 May 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Willett 1,297 44.0 +1.6
Liberal Democrat Derek Deedman 1,040 35.3 -12.0
Labour John Ridley 480 16.3 +6.1
Independent Bernard Durnford 132 4.5 +4.5
Majority 257 8.7
Turnout 2,949
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Gossops Green By-Election 28 September 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 830 50.7 -1.1
Conservative 635 38.8 +4.3
Liberal Democrat 171 10.4 +0.0
Majority 195 11.9
Turnout 1,636 23.1
Labour hold Swing

2001-2005[edit]

Cuckfield Rural By-Election 3 July 2003[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Patricia Webster 1,027 51.8 +22.6
Conservative Peter Jones 954 48.2 -4.0
Majority 73 3.6
Turnout 1,981 26.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Saltings By-Election 3 July 2003[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Dunn 1,145 59.9 +13.2
Liberal Democrat Mark O'Keeffe 420 22.0 -2.0
Labour Adrienne Lowe 346 18.1 -11.1
Majority 725 37.9
Turnout 1,911 20.9
Conservative hold Swing
Roffey By-Election 10 June 2004[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Anthony Hull 1,652 44.9 -1.9
Conservative John Charles 1,575 42.8 +4.5
Labour Richard Wilson 454 12.3 -2.6
Majority 77 2.1
Turnout 3,681 42.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

2005-2009[edit]

Angmering & Findon By-Election 1 June 2006[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Deborah Urquhart 1,500 75.6 +25.4
Liberal Democrat Trevor Richards 334 16.8 -21.0
Labour James Field 149 7.5 +7.5
Majority 1,166 58.8
Turnout 1,983 25.8
Conservative hold Swing
Southwick By-Election 14 September 2006[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Janet Mockridge 907 55.5 +15.4
Labour Andrew Bray 316 19.4 -9.6
Liberal Democrat James Doyle 314 19.2 -0.3
Green Susan Board 96 5.9 +0.9
Majority 591 36.1
Turnout 1,633 21.0
Conservative hold Swing
Cuckfield and Lucastes By-Election 3 May 2007[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Bradbury 2,020 61.3 +8.3
Liberal Democrat Stephen Blanch 1,274 38.7 +7.4
Majority 746 22.6
Turnout 3,358 45.41 -27.39
Conservative hold Swing
Petworth By-Election 7 June 2007[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Chris Duncton 1,437 72.0 +17.8
Liberal Democrat Raymond Cooper 346 17.3 =13.0
BNP Andrew Emerson 213 10.7 +10.7
Majority 1,091 54.7
Turnout 2,002 21.12 -48.60
Conservative hold Swing

2009-2013[edit]

East Grinstead South & Ashurst Wood bye-election, 6 May 2010[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John O'Brien 2,878 48.2 +3.7
Liberal Democrat Catrin Ingham 2,771 46.4 +6.5
Independent Robert Wall 328 5.5 N/A
Majority 107 1.8 -1.8
Turnout 5,977 68.5 +27.3
Conservative hold Swing
Maidenbower bye-Election, 7 October 2010[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Lanzer 1,036 64.4 -7.9
Labour Peter Smith 417 26.0 +12.0
Liberal Democrat Sulu Pandya 82 5.1 -8.6
UKIP John MacCanna 61 3.8 +3.8
Justice Party Arshad Khan 12 0.7 +0.7
Majority 619 38.5 -19.8
Turnout 1,609
Conservative hold Swing -10.0
Midhurst bye-election, 15 November 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Cherry 1,410 78.2 +9.8
UKIP Judith Fowler 392 21.8 N/A
Majority 1,018 56.0 +13.9
Turnout 1,900 21.5 -15.8
Conservative hold Swing

2013-2017[edit]

Storrington bye-election, 26 September 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Philip Circus 1,037 45.9 -2.0
UKIP John Wallace 729 32.2 -7.8
Liberal Democrat Nick Hopkinson 364 16.1 +2.0
Green James Doyle 131 5.8 N/A
Majority 308 13.7 +3.8
Turnout 2,261 22.5 -10.6
Conservative hold Swing +2.9
Warnham & Rusper bye-election, 24 October 2013 [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Liz Kitchen 868 58.3 +3.3
UKIP Geoff Stevens 335 22.5 -7.7
Green Darrin Green 119 8.0 N/A
Liberal Democrat Tony Millson 103 6.9 -7.9
Labour Carol Hayton 63 4.4 N/A
Majority 533 36.8 +12..0
Turnout 1490 20.1 -10.1
Conservative hold Swing +5.5
Haywards Heath East bye-election, 19 December 2013[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Hillier 649 35.5 +1.7
UKIP Charles Burrell 576 31.5 +5.1
Labour Richard Goddard 346 18.9 -2.7
Liberal Democrat Anne Hall 201 11.0 -8.2
Green Paul Brown 55 3.0 N/A
Majority 73 4.0 -2.4
Turnout 1832 23.1 -6.6
Conservative hold Swing -1.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "West Sussex". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  2. ^ "West Sussex". BBC News Web site. BBC. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Local election results: West Sussex". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  4. ^ "Lib Dems break Tories' winning streak". London: guardian.co.uk. 2003-07-04. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  5. ^ "West Sussex County Council - Saltings division by election". Adur District Council. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  6. ^ "Roffey electoral division by-election result". West Sussex county council. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Results of Previous Elections". West Sussex county council. Retrieved 2009-09-18. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Declaration of Result of Poll - East Grinstead South & Ashurst Wood". West Sussex County Council. 2010-05-07. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  9. ^ "Declaration of Result of Poll - Maidenbower". West Sussex County Council. 2010-10-08. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  10. ^ "Declaration of result of poll". West Sussex County Council. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  11. ^ . Mid Sussex District Council. 19 Decemberer 2013 http://www.midsussex.gov.uk/media/HH_EAST_DECLARATION_OF_RESULT_OF_POLL.pdf. Retrieved 20 December 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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