West Sussex County Council elections

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

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Political control

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

Party in controlYears
Conservative 1973–1993
No overall control 1993–1997
Conservative 1997–present

Leadership

The leaders of the council since 1993 have been: [3]

CouncillorPartyFromTo
Amanda Clare [4] Liberal Democrats 19931997
Graham Forshaw Conservative 19972001
Harold Hall [5] Conservative 20012003
Henry Smith Conservative 200328 May 2010
Louise Goldsmith [6] Conservative 28 May 2010Oct 2019
Paul Marshall Conservative 18 Oct 2019

Council elections

By-election results

1993-1997

Ifield By-Election 11 July 1996
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour 1,28379.8
Conservative 22914.2
Liberal Democrats 966.0
Majority1,05465.6
Turnout 1,60826.7
Labour hold Swing

1997-2001

Chichester East By-Election 7 May 1998
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats 1,07750.2+4.5
Conservative 75034.9-0.5
Labour 31914.9-3.9
Majority32715.3
Turnout 2,146
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Steyning By-Election 6 May 1999
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Michael Willett1,29744.0+1.6
Liberal Democrats Derek Deedman1,04035.3-12.0
Labour John Ridley48016.3+6.1
Independent Bernard Durnford1324.5+4.5
Majority2578.7
Turnout 2,949
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Gossops Green By-Election 28 September 2000
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour 83050.7-1.1
Conservative 63538.8+4.3
Liberal Democrats 17110.4+0.0
Majority19511.9
Turnout 1,63623.1
Labour hold Swing

2001-2005

Cuckfield Rural By-Election 3 July 2003 [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Patricia Webster1,02751.8+22.6
Conservative Peter Jones95448.2-4.0
Majority733.6
Turnout 1,98126.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Saltings By-Election 3 July 2003 [9]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Robert Dunn1,14559.9+13.2
Liberal Democrats Mark O'Keeffe42022.0-2.0
Labour Adrienne Lowe34618.1-11.1
Majority72537.9
Turnout 1,91120.9
Conservative hold Swing
Roffey By-Election 10 June 2004 [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Anthony Hull1,65244.9-1.9
Conservative John Charles1,57542.8+4.5
Labour Richard Wilson45412.3-2.6
Majority772.1
Turnout 3,68142.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

2005-2009

Angmering & Findon By-Election 1 June 2006 [11]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Deborah Urquhart1,50075.6+25.4
Liberal Democrats Trevor Richards33416.8-21.0
Labour James Field1497.5+7.5
Majority1,16658.8
Turnout 1,98325.8
Conservative hold Swing
Southwick By-Election 14 September 2006 [11]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Janet Mockridge90755.5+15.4
Labour Andrew Bray31619.4-9.6
Liberal Democrats James Doyle31419.2-0.3
Green Susan Board965.9+0.9
Majority59136.1
Turnout 1,63321.0
Conservative hold Swing
Cuckfield and Lucastes By-Election 3 May 2007 [11]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Peter Bradbury2,02061.3+8.3
Liberal Democrats Stephen Blanch1,27438.7+7.4
Majority74622.6
Turnout 3,35845.41-27.39
Conservative hold Swing
Petworth By-Election 7 June 2007 [11]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Chris Duncton1,43772.0+17.8
Liberal Democrats Raymond Cooper34617.3=13.0
BNP Andrew Emerson21310.7+10.7
Majority1,09154.7
Turnout 2,00221.12-48.60
Conservative hold Swing

2009-2013

East Grinstead South & Ashurst Wood bye-election, 6 May 2010 [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative John O'Brien2,87848.2+3.7
Liberal Democrats Catrin Ingham2,77146.4+6.5
Independent Robert Wall3285.5N/A
Majority1071.8-1.8
Turnout 5,97768.5+27.3
Conservative hold Swing
Maidenbower bye-Election, 7 October 2010 [13]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Robert Lanzer1,03664.4-7.9
Labour Peter Smith41726.0+12.0
Liberal Democrats Sulu Pandya825.1-8.6
UKIP John MacCanna613.8+3.8
Justice PartyArshad Khan120.7+0.7
Majority61938.5-19.8
Turnout 1,609
Conservative hold Swing -10.0
Midhurst bye-election, 15 November 2012
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative John Cherry1,41078.2+9.8
UKIP Judith Fowler39221.8N/A
Majority1,01856.0+13.9
Turnout 1,90021.5-15.8
Conservative hold Swing

2013-2017

Storrington bye-election, 26 September 2013
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Philip Circus1,03745.9-2.0
UKIP John Wallace72932.2-7.8
Liberal Democrats Nick Hopkinson36416.1+2.0
Green James Doyle1315.8N/A
Majority30813.7+3.8
Turnout 2,26122.5-10.6
Conservative hold Swing +2.9
Warnham & Rusper bye-election, 24 October 2013 [14]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Liz Kitchen86858.3+3.3
UKIP Geoff Stevens33522.5-7.7
Green Darrin Green1198.0N/A
Liberal Democrats Tony Millson1036.9-7.9
Labour Carol Hayton634.4N/A
Majority53336.8+12..0
Turnout 149020.1-10.1
Conservative hold Swing +5.5
Haywards Heath East bye-election, 19 December 2013 [15]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Stephen Hillier64935.5+1.7
UKIP Charles Burrell57631.5+5.1
Labour Richard Goddard34618.9-2.7
Liberal Democrats Anne Hall20111.0-8.2
Green Paul Brown553.0N/A
Majority734.0-2.4
Turnout 183223.1-6.6
Conservative hold Swing -1.2

2017-2021

Northgate & West Green By-Election 2 May 2019 [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Karen Sudan1,29348.9
Conservative Jan Tarrant83931.7
Liberal Democrats David Anderson26810.1
Green Richard Kail2469.3
Majority45417.2
Turnout 2,64630.2
Labour hold Swing
Three Bridges By-Election 26 September 2019 [17]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Brenda Burgess1,10251.7
Labour Angela Malik62829.5
Liberal Democrats David Anderson25712.1
Green Danielle Kail1366.4
Justice PartyArshad Khan90.4
Majority47422.2
Turnout 2,13225.2
Conservative hold Swing
Bourne By-Election 21 November 2019 [18]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Mike Magill1,36848.9
Liberal Democrats Andrew Kerry-Bedell1,00936.0
Green Michael Neville2508.9
Labour Jane Towers1615.8
PatriaAndrew Emerson120.4
Majority35912.8
Turnout 2,80028.8
Conservative hold Swing

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