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The next County Council elections will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021.

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County Council elections are held every four years. The next election will be held on Thursday 6 May 2021.

County Council elections - 6 May 2021

The County Council elections will be held on Thursday 6 May 2021. Information on the associated dates is contained in the Election Timetable. The various notices will be published on this page.

Statement of Persons Nominated:

Eastbourne divisions

Hastings divisions

Lewes divisions

Rother divisions

Wealden divisions

Appointment of Election Agents:

Eastbourne divisions

Hastings divisions

Lewes divisions

Rother divisions

Wealden divisions

Notice of Poll:

Eastbourne

Hastings

Lewes

Rother

Wealden

County Council elections - 4 May 2017

The County Council election was held on Thursday 4 May 2017. Following boundary changes in 2016, 50 Councillors were elected. The County Council has:

  • Conservative – 30 (21)
  • Liberal Democrats – 11 (10)
  • Labour – 4 (7)
  • Independent – 3 (3)
  • Independent Democrats – 2 (2)
  • UKIP – 0 (6)

(pre-election number of seats in brackets)

Results:

Result – Eastbourne

Result – Hastings

Result – Lewes

Result – Rother

Result – Wealden

The raw data is available as a spreadsheet of results.

Pre-election period guidance

Guidance for elected Members and local authority staff on the pre-election period, sometimes referred to as ‘purdah’:

East Sussex Pre-election period – guidance for elected members and local authority staff

County Council elections – 2 May 2013

You can view the results of the 2013 elections here.

A total of 49 councillors were elected. Figures in brackets show how many seats were held by each party before the election.

  • Conservative – 20 (29)
  • Liberal Democrats – 10 (13)
  • Labour – 7 (4)
  • UKIP – 7 (0)
  • Independent – 3 (2)
  • Independent Democrats – 2 (0)

Electoral boundaries

The number of voters represented by each county councillor should be roughly the same in every electoral division.

Because resident numbers change, electoral arrangements are regularly reviewed by The Boundary Committee for England to make sure voters are fairly represented.

East Sussex County Council, Local Government Act 2000 The Local Authorities (Referendums) (Petitions) (England) Regulations 2011

We are required by law to publish how many signatures of registered voters are required on a petition, which would require the council to hold a referendum on changing its model of governance. This figure is known as the verification number.