Eastbourne Borough Council elections

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Map showing the composition of Eastbourne Council as of the 2011 election. Liberal Democrats in yellow and Conservatives in blue.

Eastbourne Borough Council in East Sussex, England is elected every four years. Until 2007 one third of the council was elected each year, followed by one year without an election.[1] 27 councillors are elected with 3 each from the 9 wards.[2]

Political control[edit]

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[3]

Party in control Years
Liberal 1973 - 1976
Conservative 1976 - 1984
No overall control 1984 - 1986
SDP-Liberal Alliance 1986 - 1988
Conservative 1988 - 1990
No overall control 1990 - 1991
Liberal Democrats 1991 - 1999
No overall control 1999 - 2000
Conservative 2000 - 2002
Liberal Democrats 2002 - 2004
Conservative 2004 - 2007
Liberal Democrats 2007–present

Council elections[edit]

Summary of the council composition after recent council elections, click on the year for full details of each election.

Boundary changes took place for the 2002 election which reduced the number of seats by 3, leading to the whole council being elected in that year.[4] The council then switched from a system of by-third elections to whole council elections in 2007.[1]

Year Liberal Democrats Conservative Notes
1992[6] 17 13
1994[7] 19 11
1995[8] 21 9
1996[9] 22 8
1998[10] 18 12
1999[11] 15 15
2000[12] 12 18
2002[4] 15 12 New ward boundaries[13]
2003[14] 14 13
2004[15] 13 14
2006[16] 12 15
2007[17] 20 7
2011[3] 15 12
2015 18 9

Borough result maps[edit]

By-election results[edit]

By-elections occur when seats become vacant between council elections. Below is a summary of recent by-elections;[18] full by-election results can be found by clicking on the by-election name.

By-election Date Incumbent party Winning party
Devonshire 20 June 1996 Liberal Democrat Conservative
Langney 5 December 1996 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Langney 28 August 1997 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Ratton by-election 3 September 1998 Liberal Democrat Conservative
St Anthony's by-election 7 June 2001 Conservative Conservative
Meads by-election 31 May 2012 Conservative Conservative

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "EBM Live in doubt after Tories lose control across the Sussex coast". East Magazine. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "How Local Elections Work". Eastbourne Borough Council. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  3. ^ a b "England council elections". BBC News Online. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Eastbourne". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  5. ^ The Borough of Eastbourne (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975
  6. ^ "Local election results 1992". The Times. 9 May 1992. 
  7. ^ "Non Metropolitan Districts". The Times. 7 May 1994. 
  8. ^ "Complete list of results from thursday's council elections". The Times. 6 May 1995. 
  9. ^ "Election Results Round-Up". The Times. 3 May 1996. 
  10. ^ "Policy and politics: Local Elections: Analysis: Council poll results". The Guardian. 9 May 1998. p. 16. 
  11. ^ "Eastbourne". BBC News Online. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  12. ^ "Eastbourne". BBC News Online. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  13. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Eastbourne (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  14. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  15. ^ "Eastbourne council". BBC News Online. 11 June 2004. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  16. ^ "Local elections: Eastbourne". BBC News Online. 4 May 2006. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  17. ^ "Eastbourne". BBC News Online. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  18. ^ "Local Authority Byelection Results". Retrieved 13 December 2011. 

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