How East Sussex County Council works


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1. 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, or
  • be completely independent of a political party.

The last County Council elections took place on 4 May 2017. The current political make-up of East Sussex County Council is:

  • 30 Conservative
  • 11 Liberal Democrats
  • four Labour
  • three Independent
  • two Independent Democrats

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