East Sussex County Council election, 2009

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East Sussex County Council election, 2009
England
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All 49 seats to East Sussex County Council
25 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Liberal Democrat Labour
Seats won 29 13 4
Seat change Steady Steady Decrease1

East Sussex wards 2009.svg
2009 local election results in East Sussex

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

The East Sussex County Council election, 2009 took place on 4 June 2009 as part of the United Kingdom local elections, 2009, having been delayed from 7 May, to coincide with elections to the European Parliament. All 49 seats of this council were up for election. The councillors were elected from 44 electoral divisions, which accordingly return one or two by first-past-the-post voting, for a four-year term of office.

All locally registered electors (British, Irish, Commonwealth and European Union citizens) who were aged 18 or over on Thursday 4 June 2009 were entitled to vote in the local elections. Those who were temporarily away from their ordinary address (for example, away working, on holiday, in student accommodation or in hospital) were also entitled to vote in the local elections,[1] although those who had moved abroad and registered as overseas electors cannot vote in the local elections. It is possible to register to vote at more than one address (such as a university student who had a term-time address and lives at home during holidays) at the discretion of the local Electoral Register Office, but it remains an offence to vote more than once in the same local government election.[2]

Overall Results[edit]

East Sussex County Council election, 2009[3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 29 0 59.2 39.88 73,734
  Liberal Democrat 13 0 26.5 30.66 56,683
  Labour 4 -1 8.2 8.08 14,947
  Independent 3 +1 6.1 6.76 12,491
  UKIP 0 0 0 7.60 14,046
  Green 0 0 0 5.24 9,679
  BNP 0 0 0 1.16 2,149
  Others 0 0 0 0.63 1,156

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Representation of the People (Form of Canvass) (England and Wales) Regulations 2006, Schedule Part 1". Legislation.gov.uk. 13 October 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "I have two homes. Can I register at both addresses?". The Electoral Commission. Retrieved 5 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "East Sussex". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-22.