Brighton and Hove City Council elections

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Brighton and Hove City Council is a unitary authority in East Sussex, England. It was created as Brighton and Hove Borough Council on 1 April 1997 replacing Brighton and Hove Borough Councils. It was granted city status in 2001.

Political control[edit]

Since the first election to the council in 1996 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Party in minority lead
Labour 1996–2003
No overall control 2003–present Labour 2003–2007
Conservative 2007–2011
Green Party § 2011–2015
Labour 2015–present

§ first Green led council in the United Kingdom[2]

Council elections[edit]

Overview[edit]

Election Results[edit]

Year Conservative Green Labour Liberal Democrats Independent
2015 20 11 23 0 0
2011 18 23 13 0 0
2007 26 12 13 2 1
2003 20 6 24 3 1
1999 27 3 45 3
1996 23 1 54

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Party political make-up of Brighton and Hove City Council
   Party Seats Council Composition May 2015
1996 1999 2003 2007 2011 2015
  Green 1 3 6 12 23 11                                              
  Conservative 23 27 20 26 18 20                                              
  Labour 54 45 24 13 13 23                                              
  Independent 0 0 1 1 0 0                                              
  Liberal Democrats 0 3 2 0 0                                              

District result maps[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Overview[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent party Result
Wish 1 May 1997 Labour Labour
Hollingbury 24 July 1997 Labour Labour
Portslade South 7 May 1998 Labour Labour
Rottingdean 7 May 1998 Conservative Conservative
Tenantry 1 September 1999 Labour Labour
Goldsmid 7 June 2001 Conservative Labour
Patcham 11 April 2002 Conservative Conservative
Westdene 16 May 2002 Conservative Conservative
Hangleton and Knoll 7 October 2004 Labour Conservative
Regency 13 December 2007 Green Green
Goldsmid 23 July 2009 Conservative Green
St Peter's and North Laine 8 July 2010 Green Green
Westbourne 22 December 2011 Conservative Conservative
East Brighton 18 October 2012 Labour Labour
Hanover and Elm Grove 11 July 2013 Green Labour
East Brighton 4 August 2016 Labour Labour
East Brighton 8 February 2018 Labour Labour

1995–1999[edit]

Wish By-Election 1 May 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 2,054 43.5 -2.3
Conservative 1,771 37.5 -2.2
Hove Conservative 562 11.9 +11.9
Green 255 5.4 -0.8
Natural Law 84 1.8 +1.8
Majority 283 6.0
Turnout 4,726
Labour hold Swing
Hollingbury By-Election 24 July 1997 (resignation of David Lepper upon being elected as MP)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 1,131 60.8 -6.3
Conservative 432 23.2 +9.6
Green 101 5.4 -4.4
Independent 95 5.1 +5.1
Liberal Democrat 68 3.7 -5.7
Socialist Labour 32 1.7 +1.7
Majority 699 37.6
Turnout 1,859
Labour hold Swing
Portslade South ward By-Election 7 May 1998[8] (resignation of Ivor Caplin following election as MP in 1997)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Les Hamilton 1,290 62.5 +3.2
Conservative Ted Kemble 483 23.4 -2.7
Liberal Democrat Nigel Donovan 217 10.5 -0.6
Green Nigel Baker 74 3.6 +0.1
Majority 807 39.1
Turnout 1,990 30.0
Labour hold Swing
Rottingdean ward By-Election 7 May 1998[8] (death of Cllr Shirley Wrigley)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Smith 1,724 58.8 +6.1
Labour Mark Bunting 803 27.4 +3.8
Liberal Democrat Harold de Souza 319 10.9 -3.3
Green Peter Poole 84 2.9 -0.5
Majority 921 31.4
Turnout 2,930 38.0
Conservative hold Swing

1999–2003[edit]

Tenantry By-Election 30 September 1999 (resignation of Cllr Lord Bassam upon being made a Government Minister)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 789 51.9 -4.2
Conservative 383 25.2 +7.8
Green 147 9.7 -7.5
Independent 117 7.7 +7.7
Liberal Democrat 52 3.4 -6.0
Independent 33 2.2 +2.2
Majority 406 26.7
Turnout 1,521 19.5
Labour hold Swing
Goldsmid By-Election 7 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Vincent Meegan 1,690 37.0 -16.2
Conservative 1,640 35.9 +0.2
Liberal Democrat 577 12.6 +12.6
Green 481 10.5 -0.6
ProLife Alliance 119 2.6 +2.6
UKIP 57 1.2 +1.2
Majority 50 1.1
Turnout 4,564
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Patcham By-Election 11 April 2002[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brian Pidgeon 1,352 59.5 +4.3
Labour Elizabeth Stewart 463 20.5 -10.1
Liberal Democrat Trefor Hunter 336 14.9 +6.6
Green Elizabeth Wakefield 107 4.7 -0.9
Majority 889 39.0
Turnout 2,258 32.1
Conservative hold Swing
Westdene By-Election 16 May 2002[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ken Norman 1,347 55.5 +3.2
Labour Malcolm Prescott 645 26.6 -0.9
Liberal Democrat Don McBeth 234 9.6 +0.1
Green Richard Mallender 199 8.2 -2.5
Majority 702 28.9
Turnout 2,425 31.0
Conservative hold Swing

2003–2007[edit]

Hangleton and Knoll By-Election 7 October 2004[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Dawn Barnett 1,535 42.1 +3.4
Labour Eddy Sears 1,165 32.0 -8.3
Liberal Democrat Mark Barnard 618 17.0 +8.8
Green Elizabeth Wakefield 170 4.7 -2.4
Independent Janet Berridge-Brown 156 4.3 +1.9
Majority 370 10.1
Turnout 3,644 35.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

2007–2011[edit]

Regency By-Election 13 December 2007[12][13]
(Resignation of Cllr. Hermione Roy for health reasons)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green Jason Kitcat 749 41.6 +8.7
Conservative Robert Nemeth 397 22.1 +2.1
Labour Delia Forester 376 20.9 -0.6
Liberal Democrat Simon Doyle 148 8.2 -9.1
Independent Tony Davenport 130 7.2 -1.1
Majority 352 19.5
Turnout 1,800 23.0
Green hold Swing
Goldsmid By-Election 23 July 2009[14]
(Resignation of Cllr. Paul Lainchbury due to financial reasons)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green Alexandra Phillips 1,456 38.5 +17.2
Conservative Andrew Wealls 1,104 29.1 +1.1
Labour Lis Telcs 816 21.6 -4.4
Liberal Democrat Howard Spencer 280 7.4 -7.8
UKIP Maria McCallum 129 3.4 +3.4
Majority 352 9.3
Turnout 3,792 32.9 -4.6
Green gain from Conservative Swing
St Peter's And North Laine By-Election 8 July 2010[15]
(Resignation of Keith Taylor upon becoming member of European Parliament)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green Lizzie Deane 1,816 56.8 +2.5%
Labour Tom French 880 27.5 +4.3%
Conservative Rob Buckwell 365 11.4 -0.7%
Liberal Democrat Trefor Hunter 103 3.2 -4.9%
Independent Gerald O’Brien 32 1.0 -1.3%
Majority 936 29.3 -1.8%
Turnout 3,196 24.1 -10%
Green hold Swing

2011–2015[edit]

Westbourne By-Election 22 December 2011[16]
(Resignation of Brian Oxley)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Graham Cox 1,027 39.3 +0.9
Labour Nigel Jenner 826 31.6 +2.2
Green Louisa Greenbaum 645 24.6 +0.1
Liberal Democrat Gareth Jones 45 1.7 -5.5
UKIP Paul Perrin 36 1.4 +1.4
TUSC Pip Tindall 20 0.8 +0.8
The European Citizens Party Susan Collard 13 0.5 -0.1
Majority 201 7.7
Turnout 2,612 35.0 -10.5%
Conservative hold Swing
East Brighton By-Election 18 October 2012[17]
(Resignation of Craig Turton)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Chaun Wilson 1596 56.1 +6.59
Conservative Joe Miller 531 18.6 -4.36
Green Carlie Nicole Goldsmith 456 16.0 -5.49
UKIP Sabiha Choudhury 148 5.2 +5.2
Liberal Democrat Dominic Felix Sokalski 59 2.1 -2.78
TUSC Jon Redford 55 1.9 +0.63
Majority 1,065 37.3
Turnout 2,857 26.2% -13.3%
Labour hold Swing
Hanover and Elm Grove By-Election 11 July 2013 (Resignation of Matt Follett)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Emma Daniel 1396 39.8 +8.00
Green David Stuart Gibson 1358 38.7 -14.43
Conservative Robert John Knight 275 7.8 -1.02
UKIP Patricia Ann Mountain 250 7.1 +7.13
TUSC Phil Clarke 172 4.9 +1.88
Liberal Democrat Lev Eakins 56 1.6 -1.56
Majority 38 1.1
Turnout 3,520 29.2%
Labour gain from Green Swing

2015-present[edit]

Brighton East by-election 4 August 2016 (Resignation of Maggie Barradell)[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lloyd Russell-Moyle 1,488 57.5 +11.1
Conservative David Plant 514 19.9 -2.6
Green Mitch Alexander 286 11.1 -8.5
UKIP Leigh Farrow 152 5.9 N/A
Liberal Democrat Andrew England 116 4.5 -3.4
Independent Ramon Sammut 31 1.2 N/A
Majority 974 37.6
Turnout 2,594 24.48
Labour hold Swing
Brighton East by-election 8 February 2018 (Resignation of Lloyd Russell-Moyle)[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Nancy Platts 1,889 67.5 +10.0
Conservative Edward Wilson 481 17.2 -2.7
Green Ed Baker 316 11.3 +0.2
Liberal Democrat George Taylor 114 4.1 -0.4
Majority 1,408 50.3
Turnout 2,800 27.34
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

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  12. ^ "Greens win Regency by-election". The Argus. 13 December 2007. Retrieved 8 October 2009. 
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  16. ^ "Declaration of Result of Poll – Westbourne" (PDF). Brighton and Hove City Council. 22 December 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 August 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2011. 
  17. ^ "Declaration of Result of Poll – East Brighton" (PDF). Brighton and Hove City Council. 18 October 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
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  19. ^ "East Brighton ward by-election 2018 - Brighton & Hove City Council". www.brighton-hove.gov.uk. Retrieved 12 April 2018. 

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