Rother District Council elections

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Map showing the composition of Rother District Council as of the last election in 2015. Conservatives in blue, independents in light grey, Liberal Democrats in yellow and Labour in red.

Rother District Council in East Sussex, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2003, 38 councillors have been elected from 20 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Independent 1973 - 1979
No overall control 1979 - 1983
Conservative 1983 - 1991
No overall control 1991 - 1999
Conservative 1999 - 2019
No overall control 2019–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 2003 election reducing the number of seats by 7.[3]

Year Conservative Independent Liberal Democrats Labour Green Vacant Notes
1991[5] 20 6 16 3 0 0
1995[6] 14 5 21 5 0 0 District boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same[7]
1999[8] 28 4 8 5 0 0
2003[9] 23 2 8 3 0 2 New ward boundaries[10]
2007[11] 28 2 8 0 0 0
2011[2] 27 4 5 2 0 0
2015[12] 31 4 2 1 0 0
2019[13] 14 13 7 3 1 0

District 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;[14] full by-election results can be found by clicking on the by-election name.

By-election Date Incumbent party Winning party
Bexhill Central 19 September 1996 Liberal Democrat Conservative
Beckley and Peasmarsh 27 February 1997 Conservative Conservative
Central 25 September 1997 Liberal Democrat Conservative
Bexhill Central by-election 7 June 2001 Conservative Conservative
Bexhill St Mark's by-election 7 June 2001 Conservative Conservative
Fairlight by-election 1 November 2001 Conservative Conservative
Old Town by-election 17 October 2002 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Bexhill Sackville by-election 9 September 2004 Conservative Conservative
Bexhill St Stephens by-election 29 September 2005 Conservative Conservative
Ticehurst and Etchingham by-election 17 November 2005 Conservative Conservative
Bexhill Kewhurst by-election 4 May 2006 Conservative Conservative
Bexhill Sackville by-election 4 May 2006 Conservative Conservative
Bexhill St Marks by-election 4 May 2006 Conservative Conservative
Bexhill Collington by-election 12 June 2008 Conservative Conservative
Bexhill Sackville by-election 3 July 2008 Conservative Conservative
Darwell by-election 31 July 2014 Conservative Conservative
Battle Town by-election 16 July 2015 Conservative Liberal Democrat

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council and Democracy". Rother District Council. Retrieved 25 March 2010.
  2. ^ a b "England council elections". BBC News Online. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  4. ^ The District of Rother (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1980
  5. ^ "Complete round-up of results from Thursday's local council elections". The Times. NewsBank. 4 May 1991.
  6. ^ "Complete list of results from thursday's council elections - Council elections". The Times. NewsBank. 6 May 1995.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The East Sussex, West Sussex and Kent (County Boundaries) Order 1992. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Rother". BBC News Online. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  9. ^ "English councils - Non-metropolitan districts". The Times. NewsBank. 3 May 2003. p. 47.
  10. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Rother (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Rother". BBC News Online. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  12. ^ "Local election results 2015 in full". The Guardian. 15 May 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  13. ^ "Local elections 2019: full results for English councils". The Guardian. 3 May 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Local Authority Byelection Results". Retrieved 14 July 2014.

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