How East Sussex County Council works

Political leadership of the Council

East Sussex County Council has a Conservative administration.

The residents of East Sussex elect 50 councillors (also known as members). The people who stand for election as councillors may belong to:

  • one of the national political parties
  • a local political party
  • be completely independent of a political party

The last County Council elections took place on 6 May 2021. The current political make-up of East Sussex County Council is:

  • 27 Conservative
  • 11 Liberal Democrats
  • 5 Labour
  • 4 Green
  • 2 Independent Democrats
  • 1 Independent